Collaborative networks: a new scientific discipline

  title={Collaborative networks: a new scientific discipline},
  author={Lu{\'i}s M. Camarinha-Matos and Hamideh Afsarmanesh},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing},
Collaborative networks manifest in a large variety of forms, including virtual organizations, virtual enterprises, dynamic supply chains, professional virtual communities, collaborative virtual laboratories, etc. A large body of empiric knowledge related to collaborative networks is already available, but there is an urgent need to consolidate this knowledge and build the foundations for a more sustainable development of this area. The establishment of a scientific discipline for collaborative… 

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