Multi-level social networking to enable and foster collaborative organizations

Youakim Badr, Noura Faci, Zakaria Maamar, Frédérique Biennier

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Abstract

Recent interest in capitalizing on the social network phenomenon has shown some relatively successful benefit to the business world. Social networking can sustain large-scale collaborative strategies between people and organizations. However, the main challenge remains the smooth weaving of social networks into organizations daily operations. In this paper we extend the reach and scope of social networks for an entire organization and show how they provide benefit to the business as a whole. We introduce a multi-layered social network model where people may play simultaneously one or more roles (e.g., suppliers, competitors, and customers) and participate in providing products, supporting services, and/or consuming them in sustainable collaborative environments. The experiments demonstrate both the widespread interest and possibilities of online social communities to foster collaboration among organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks - 12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011, Proceedings
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Oct 17 2011Oct 19 2011

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume362 AICT
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period10/17/1110/19/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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