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Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development

Nader Ale Ebrahim

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Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development

Nader Ale Ebrahim

University of Malaya (UM) - Department of
Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of
Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services,
Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP)

Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2015

Last Revised: 22 Oct 2015 

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development

Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development

Nader Ale Ebrahim


Increased global competitions have urged small and medium
enterprises (SMEs) to develop new products faster. Virtual research and
development (R&D) teams in SMEs can offer a solution to speed up
time-to-market of new product development (NPD). However, factors that
affect the effectiveness of virtual teams for NPD are still not
adequately verified. This paper presents the correlations between
virtual R&D team constructs and virtual team effectiveness by
developing a “Virtual Research and Development Team
(ViR&DT) model. The items, which may influence the effectiveness of
virtual teams, are taken from the literature. Through an online survey
and by application of structural equation modeling (SEM) technique, the
proposed model (ViR&DT) has been tested. The results suggest that
the process construct is strongly correlated to the effectiveness of
virtual teams. Therefore, NPD managers in virtual R&D teams
should concentrate on the process of new product development rather
than simply equipping the teams with the latest technology or employing
highly qualified experts. Further empirical research is recommended to
fully explore and appreciate the breadth of application of the
ViR&DT model.


Virtual R&D teams; Collaborative teams; Questionnaires; Team performance; Cross-functional teams; Product development

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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Solar Hydrogen Generation Literature from 2001 to 2014

Mohammad Reza Maghami,
Shahin Navabi Asl,
Mohammad Ismaeil Rezadad,
Nader Ale Ebrahim and
Chandima Gomes

University Putra Malaysia, Islamic Azad University
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Design and evaluation of mobile learning from the perspective of cognitive load management

Design and evaluation of mobile learning from the perspective of cognitive load management
  (Book Chapter)

Human Resource Development Division, Department of Education
Policy, Organization, and Leadership, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, United States

Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States


Considering the
ubiquitous presence of mobile devices around the globe, designing mobile
interfaces into learning systems has quickly become a norm to better
disseminate information to the intended audience. Existing design
frameworks, however, have not fully addressed the unique features of
mobile learning environments grounded in proven pedagogical frameworks.
As these mobile environments enable learners to shift their cognitive
engagement between virtual and physical settings, this transition from
one setting to another presented new challenges to cognitive learning
processes due to excessive distractions learners may encounter. With
these new challenges in mind, this chapter first reviews design and
learning theories grounded in cognitive load management and social
learning. Then the chapter proposes a preliminary mobile learning design
framework to augment existing design thinking and practice. © 2014 by
IGI Global. All rights reserved.

ISBN: 978-146666048-9;978-146666047-2
Source Type: Book
Original language: English

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6046-5.ch022
Document Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: IGI Global

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Enterprise systems: Are we ready for future sustainable cities

Volume 20, Issue 3, 11 May 2015, Pages 264-283

Enterprise systems: Are we ready for future sustainable cities  (Article)

Department of Computer Science, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

Department of Information Systems, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia


Purpose – This paper
aims to revisit the adoption reasons of enterprise systems (ES) and
supply chain management systems (SCMS) and to explore the new dimensions
of sustainability required to be added in the whole process of adoption
of these systems. Moreover, it aims to explore the benefits of ES to
organizations and to relate these benefits to the ES adoption in future
sustainable city settings. Future cities will have micro-industries
requiring dynamic interactions and will be dependent on efficient supply
chains. The recent developments in information and communications
technology (ICT) such as cloud computing through its dynamic, on-demand
and service-based delivery are making it possible to achieve those goals
for supply chains. The ES in general and more specifically SCMS have
integrated organizations into one seamless mesh.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents a framework for
adoption of sustainable ES in a smart city setting. The framework,
firstly, is presented at a macro-level, particularly incorporating the
relative significance of motivational factors for sustainable ES
adoption. Subsequently, The authors study the benefits of ES as
perceived by large and small and medium enterprise (SME) organizations
using 100 case studies and discuss how these benefits can be realized
for smart cities by projecting the ES benefits onto the proposed
framework. The benefits are estimated with the Shang and Seddon’s (2002)
framework. Findings – The adoption of ES initiated with environmental
factors and mediated with business and technical factors will bring
benefits in all the dimensions of triple bottom line in addition to the
firm’s performance. ES will have pivotal role in future smart city
settings and will be able to offer social, environmental and economic
sustainability in addition to traditional organizational performance
indicators. Originality/value – The proposed framework for ES adoption
will bring ES packages (particularly, the required relative significance
of adoption reasons) into the perspective of sustainable development.
Moreover, the study of its benefits in relation to the proposed
sustainable ES adoption framework presented in this paper will help in
motivating organizations to incorporate social, economic and
environmental sustainability into their core business objectives. ©
Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Author keywords

Enterprise systems; Firm’s performance; Supply chain management; Sustainable supply chains; Triple bottom line

ISSN: 13598546
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1108/SCM-11-2014-0370
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

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