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This paper studies the design of process-innovation incentives in supplier networks. A real-life case study from the boat-building industry is presented to illustrate the importance of explicitly encouraging suppliers to continuous improvement. Motivated by the case study, we construct a game theory model trying to capture the possible conflicting interests(More)
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos 1, , Ana Inês Oliveira , Roberto Ratti , Damjan Demsar , Fabiano Baldo , Toni Jarimo 6 1 New University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL, cam@uninova.pt 2 UNINOVA, PORTUGAL, aio@uninova.pt 3 TXT Solutions, ITALY, Roberto.ratti@txt.it 4 Jozef Stefan Institute, SLOVENIA, damjan.demsar@ijs.si 5 Federal University of Santa Catarina, BRAZIL,(More)
This paper studies the licensing of standard-related patents owned by different companies. We examine a two-level licensing model where (i) the aggregated value of technology in the end product is shared among the relevant integrated technologies, and (ii) the value of each technology is shared among patent owners in proportion to the strength of their(More)
Participation in value networks is vital for companies as competition has moved increasingly to the level of company networks. Consequently, the growing complexity of the globally networked business environment necessitates the use of supportive tools in the management of network relations. This Dissertation studies the value networks from two perspectives.(More)
This paper describes a virtual organization (VO) partner-selection case of Virtuelle Fabrik AG, which is an operating virtual organization breeding environment (VBE). We approach the partner-selection problem through a recently developed optimization framework; therefore we also study the applicability of the framework. The results suggest that an(More)
This paper studies virtual organization (VO) creation through an application of mathematical programming. We present a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model to support VO configuration in a virtual organization breeding environment (VBE). The model allows for multiple criteria, of which we give several examples: One objective is to minimize total(More)
In this paper we model the real cost structures of three customer–supplier relationships through a game theory approach. The three cases demonstrate the benefits of mutual interfirm trust in financially measurable terms. Indeed, interfirm trust can decrease the transaction costs of the relationship, thus providing competitive advantage for the partners.(More)
In this paper, we consider the problem of partner selection in a virtual organisation (VO); specifically, we develop mixed integer linear programming (MILP) models to support the configuration of VOs in a virtual organisation breeding environment (VBE). Apart from the basic model which focuses on the minimisation of total fixed and variable costs we present(More)