A Conceptual Framework for Risk and Vulnerability in Virtual Enterprise Networks

A Conceptual Framework for Risk and Vulnerability in Virtual Enterprise Networks

Author: 
Husdal, Jan
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2010
Record type: 
Editor: 
Ponis, Stavros
Source: 
Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks
Abstract: 

Is managing risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks different from managing risk in supply chains? It is not unusual for firms in a supply chain to come together and act as a Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) and the supply chains of today’s globalized and outsourced business environment exhibit many VEN-like features. Looking at VEN risk management from the perspective of supply chain risk management, current ideas on VENs will serve as a base onto which ideas on supply chain risk will be transposed. Many concepts related to supply chain risk will be explored and related to their possible VEN counterparts: risk, vulnerability, robustness, flexibility, resilience and business continuity. Conceptual in its approach and drawing from other areas of research, this chapter introduces four distinct groups of VENS, namely Constrained, Directed, Limited and Free VEN, and concludes that VEN risk management can and should learn from supply chain risk management.

Series: 
Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science

CITATION: Husdal, Jan. A Conceptual Framework for Risk and Vulnerability in Virtual Enterprise Networks edited by Ponis, Stavros . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2010. Managing Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks - Available at: http://library.au.int/conceptual-framework-risk-and-vulnerability-virtual-enterprise-networks