A Business Collaboration represents an aggregate of two or more business internal active structure elements that work together to perform collective behavior.

Unlike a single Business Role, a Business Collaboration does not necessarily have a permanent status in an organisation. Thus it may be a temporary collaboration. It may not require a special name and can be regarded as a "virtual" role.

A Business Collaboration can occur when two or more Business Roles need to fulfil specific interaction requirements. Business Collaborations represent the collective effort of combined Business Roles.

The name of a Business Collaboration should preferably be a noun.


Business. Active Structure.


The Business Roles of Sales Department and Advertising may form a temporary Business Collaboration in order to push a product to market.
The Business Roles of Home Insurance Seller and Travel Insurance Seller may form a temporary Business Collaboration in order to form combined Insurance Selling service.