Organization Virtual or Networked?

Rūta Tamošiūnaitė

Abstract


Purpose—to present distinction between “virtual organization” and “networked organization”; giving their definitions.
Design/methodology/approach—review of previous researches, systemic analyses of their findings and synthesis of distinctive characteristics of ”virtual organization” and “networked organization.”
Findings—the main result of the research is key diverse features separating ”virtual organization” and ”networked organization.” Definitions of “virtual organization” and “networked organization” are presented.
Originality/Value—distinction between “virtual organization” and “networked organization” creates possibilities to use all advantages of those types of organizations and gives foundation for deeper researches in this field.
Research type: general review.

Keywords


virtual organization; networked organization; information communi-cation technologies

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