VIRTUAL CHARACTERISTICS MEASUREMENT USING FACTOR ANALYSIS

Ghazal Afroozi Milani, Koorush Ziarati, Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad

Abstract

Increasing development of using Information and Communication Technology and globalization issue leads to fundamental changes in classic principles of organizations. Hence, neglecting these changes can lead to the organizations failure. Substitution of virtual organization is one of the most important of these changes that many corporations claim. Of crucial necessity is the criterion for measuring the amount of their success in getting virtual characteristics. In this paper, we measure the degree of virtual characteristics by using the properties of an ideal virtual enterprise as a reference point and comparing each company with that point. To assess the degree of virtual characteristics, factor analysis method is used. Our aim in this paper is to perform an empirical research, besides improvement of previously used methods to measure the degree of virtual characteristics. The proposed method has been used to assess the degree of virtual characteristics of Iranian Petrochemical Corporations.

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Afroozi Milani G., Ziarati K. and Tamaddoni-Nezhad A. (2005). VIRTUAL CHARACTERISTICS MEASUREMENT USING FACTOR ANALYSIS . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-32-5, pages 102-108. DOI: 10.5220/0001415801020108


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icete05,
author={Ghazal Afroozi Milani and Koorush Ziarati and Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad},
title={VIRTUAL CHARACTERISTICS MEASUREMENT USING FACTOR ANALYSIS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,},
year={2005},
pages={102-108},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001415801020108},
isbn={972-8865-32-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on e-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 1: ICETE,
TI - VIRTUAL CHARACTERISTICS MEASUREMENT USING FACTOR ANALYSIS
SN - 972-8865-32-5
AU - Afroozi Milani G.
AU - Ziarati K.
AU - Tamaddoni-Nezhad A.
PY - 2005
SP - 102
EP - 108
DO - 10.5220/0001415801020108