Collaboration can be enabled by the use of web technologies. This paper outlines a project established to investigate possible strategies that could be adopted by Australian toolmakers to allow them to be more competitive in the global market. Results show progress in eTransforming their organizations and steady movement towards eCollaboration. It is suggested that trust is a crucial underlying aspect of successful collaboration. Future studies include the expansion of the framework and strategies to other Australian toolmakers.
Arunatileka, Shiromi; Ginige, Athula; Hol, Ana; and Lawson, Robyn, "SMEs gaining competitive advantage through eCollaboration" (2005). ACIS 2005 Proceedings. Paper 80.