A distributed decision making model for risk management of virtual enterprise

Min Huang, Fu Qiang Lu*, Wai Ki Ching, Tak Kuen Siu

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Abstract

Risk management in a Virtual Enterprise (VE) is an important issue due to its agility and diversity of its members and its distributed characteristics. In this paper, we develop a risk management model for the VE. More specifically, we introduce a Distributed Decision Making (DDM) model for risk management of the VE. The model has two levels, namely, the top model and the base model, which describe the decision processes of the owner and the partners of the VE, respectively. It can be regarded as a combination of both the top-down and bottom-up approaches for risk management of the VE. Here we focus on the case of symmetry information between the owner and the partners. A Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is then designed to solve the resulting optimization problem. The result shows that the proposed algorithm is effective and the two-level model can help improve the description of the relationship between the owner and the partners, which is helpful to reduce the risk of the VE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13208-13215
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Systems With Applications
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2011

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