Volume 4, 2016: Issue 1

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Models of regional business spatial community management


Tomasz Turek, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland


Online communities are no longer the domain of people. Due to changes in economy, the free flow of capital and people, and the processes of globalization, more and more often enterprises appear in communities. This applies in particular to the organizations based on the resources of information and knowledge. Relations of this type are called business communities. A specific form of this type of relation is projects undertaken within geographical areas: cities, states, and provinces. Due to the bonding agent - the geographical area - they are based on spatial information GIS systems. Projects arising this way can be called Regional Business Spatial Community - RBSC. In RBSC it is possible to perceive the features of network organizations and virtual organizations (VO). Network organization features are the result of geographical dispersion, established relations, common goals, and mutual synergic replenishment. VO features are a result of the role of information resources, temporariness, fuzziness, and the ability to reconfigure. Due to the characteristics of network organization and VO, RBSC management becomes a problem. The question is who has to make decisions and on what conditions in such projects. Possible scenarios are: democratic governance, the establishment of common unit coordinating and managing, ad-hoc flexible management, or the appointment of the subject responsible for the management.


Business community, regional management, regional business spatial community




Conceptual paper


The Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM), ISSN: 2325-4688


International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)