Core competence management in Virtual Industry Clusters
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Nowadays small and medium enterprises try to develop new competitive advantages in order to access global markets. Virtual Industry Clusters (VIC) are an alternative for these companies, in such a way, that the companies can joint forces and competencies in the development of Virtual Enterprises (VE). Once the VICs are created, a structured process that manage the members' core competencies, allows the identification of the business opportunities, and impulse the creation of VE is needed. This article presents a model to manage VIC core competences. Results of the use of this model in the Mexican-Industry.com case are also described. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.