Virtual Factory, Manufacturing industry, Collaboration, Institute for Technology Management
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The Virtual Factory is an organized network for regional cooperation in the manufacturing industry in the region around Lake Constance, on the border between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The network was developed through a collaborative action research project started by the Institute for Technology Management, University of St. Gallen2. Project leadership (the core partners) came from entrepreneurs and senior managers from companies in the region and four researchers from the Institute.
The Virtual Factory: Discontinuous work in a virtual organization (Presentation as part of the symposium “Discontinuities: The Key to Understanding Virtual Work”, OCIS Division, Academy of Management Conference, Toronto, Ontario, 6–9 August).
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