Virtual Professional Community

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A Virtual Professional Community (VPC) is to individuals what a Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is to companies.


Definition

By Kevin Thompson at http://www.bioteams.com/2006/09/16/virtual_professional_communities.html#more

"VPCs enable distributed knowledge workers to operate as communities and networks and to construct collaborative bid and project teams for contracts based on aggregation of their complimentary skill sets.

VPCs must also ensure that the customer has a single point of contact – major customers will not tolerate incurring a higher coordination cost in dealing with a network than they would in dealing with a single company supplier.

Even more importantly a VPC has to address the issues of legal liability to ensure the customer feels protected around non-performance." (http://www.bioteams.com/2006/09/16/virtual_professional_communities.html#more)