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Value Systems Alignment Analysis in Collaborative Networked Organizations Management

Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, 2900 Setúbal, Portugal
Institute for the Development of New Technologies (Uninova), Centre of Technology and Systems, 2829 Campus de Caparica, Portugal
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon, 2829 Caparica, Portugal
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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(12), 1231;
Received: 19 October 2017 / Revised: 17 November 2017 / Accepted: 20 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
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The assessment of value systems alignment can play an important role in the formation and evolution of collaborative networks, contributing to reduce potential risks of collaboration. For this purpose, an assessment tool is proposed as part of a collaborative networks information system, supporting both the formation and evolution of long-term strategic alliances and goal-oriented networks. An implementation approach for value system alignment analysis is described, which is intended to assist managers in virtual and networked organizations management. The implementation of the assessment and analysis methods is supported by a set of software services integrated in the information system that supports the management of the networked organizations. A case study in the solar energy sector was conducted, and the data collected through this study allow us to confirm the practical applicability of the proposed methods and the software services. View Full-Text
Keywords: collaborative networks; value systems alignment; solar power plants collaborative networks; value systems alignment; solar power plants

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Macedo, P.; Camarinha-Matos, L. Value Systems Alignment Analysis in Collaborative Networked Organizations Management. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1231.

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