Search This Blog

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Virtual R&D teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration

Volume 9, Issue 4, 2011

Virtual R&D teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration


In this paper, we present our more than two years research experiences on virtual R&D teams in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and draws conclusions, giving special attention to the structure of virtual teams required to support education-industry collaboration. We report the relevant results of an online survey study. The online questionnaire was emailed by using a simple random sampling method to 947 manufacturing SMEs. The findings of this study show that SMEs in Malaysia and Iran are willing to use virtual teams for collaboration and the platform for industry-education collaboration is ready and distance between team members or differences in time zones, are not barriers to industry-education collaborations.
ISSN: 15337812Source Type: Journal Original language: English
Document Type: Article
View in table layout

References (26)

Ubell, R.
(2010) Virtual Teamwork: Mastering the Art and Practice of Online Learning and Corporate CollaborationCited 2 times.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., June

Fathian, M., Akhavan, P., Hoorali, M.
E-readiness assessment of non-profit ICT SMEs in a developing country: The case of Iran
(2008) Technovation, 28 (9), pp. 578-590. Cited 22 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2008.02.002

Powell, A., Piccoli, G., Ives, B.
Virtual teams: A review of current literature and directions for future research
(2004) Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 35 (1), pp. 6-23. Cited 259 times.

Ebrahim, N.A.
Virtual Teams for New Product Development - An Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers
(2009) European Journal of Educational Studies, 1, pp. 109-123. Cited 2 times.

Pauleen, D.J.
An Inductively Derived Model of Leader-Initiated Relationship Building with Virtual Team Members
(2003) Journal of Management Information Systems, 20 (3), pp. 227-256. Cited 33 times.

Furst, S.A., Reeves, M., Rosen, B., Blackburn, R.S.
Managing the life cycle of virtual teams
(2004) Academy of Management Executive, 18 (2), pp. 6-20. Cited 45 times.

Lee, H.J., Kim, J.W., Koh, J.
A contingent approach on knowledge portal design for R&D teams: Relative importance of knowledge portal functionalities
(2009) Expert Systems with Applications, 36 (2 PART 2), pp. 3662-3670. Cited 8 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2008.02.061

Williams, A.
Virtual environments: Lessons from industry transferred to distance-learning education
The Queensland University of Technology, Research Week International Conference, p. 2005.
Brisbane, Australia

Gassmann, O., Von Zedtwitz, M.
Trends and determinants of managing virtual R&D teams
(2003) R and D Management, 33 (3), pp. 243-262. Cited 49 times.

Ebrahim, N.A., Ahmed, S., Taha, Z.
Virtual teams: A literature review
(2009) Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3 (3), pp. 2653-2669. Cited 9 times.

Gassmann, O., von Zedtwitz, M.
(2003) Innovation Processes in Transnational CorporationsCited 5 times.
Elsevier Science Ltd

May, A., Carter, C.
A case study of virtual team working in the European automotive industry
(2001) International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 27 (3), pp. 171-186. Cited 39 times.
doi: 10.1016/S0169-8141(00)00048-2

Sorli, M., Stokic, D., Gorostiza, A., Campos, A.
Managing product/process knowledge in the concurrent/simultaneous enterprise environment
(2006) Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 22 (5-6), pp. 399-408. Cited 7 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.rcim.2005.12.007

Overcoming Barriers to Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Teams
(2007) Organizational Dynamics, 36 (3), pp. 259-273. Cited 30 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2007.04.007

Badrinarayanan, V., Arnett, D.B.
Effective virtual new product development teams: An integrated framework
(2008) Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 23 (4), pp. 242-248. Cited 8 times.
doi: 10.1108/08858620810865816

Lee-Kelley, L., Sankey, T.
Global virtual teams for value creation and project success: A case study
(2008) International Journal of Project Management, 26 (1), pp. 51-62. Cited 28 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2007.08.010

Poehler, L., Schumacher, T.
(2007) The Virtual Team Challenge: Is It Time for Training?Cited 2 times.
presented at the PICMET 2007, Portland, Oregon - USA

Nemiro, J.E.
The creative process in virtual teams
(2002) Creativity Research Journal, 14 (1), pp. 69-83. Cited 20 times.

Gassmann, O., Keupp, M.M.
The competitive advantage of early and rapidly internationalising SMEs in the biotechnology industry: A knowledge-based view
(2007) Journal of World Business, 42 (3), pp. 350-366. Cited 33 times.
doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2007.04.006

Miles, R.E., Snow, C.C., Miles, G.
(2000) Long Range Planning, 33 (3), pp. 300-321. Cited 55 times.
doi: 10.1016/S0024-6301(00)00032-7

Mohan, A.V.
Efficacy of virtual organization concept in enhancing business operations: A case study in Malaysian fashion (footwear) industry
(1999) Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET '99), 1, p. 499. Cited 2 times.
Portland, OR,USA

Pihkala, T., Varamäki, E., Vesalainen, J.
Virtual organization and the SMEs: A review and model development
(1999) Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 11 (4), pp. 335-349. Cited 24 times.

Ebrahim, N.A.
SMEs and Virtual R&D Teams: A Motive Channel for Relationship between SMEs
(2009) The International Conference for Technical Postgraduates (TECHPOS 2009), pp. 1-7. Cited 2 times.
The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sills, S.J., Song, C.
Innovations in survey research: An application of Web-based surveys
(2002) Social Science Computer Review, 20 (1), pp. 22-30. Cited 82 times.

Denscombe, M.
Web-based questionnaires and the mode effect: An evaluation based on completion rates and data contents of near-identical questionnaires delivered in different modes
(2006) Social Science Computer Review, 24 (2), pp. 246-254. Cited 39 times.
doi: 10.1177/0894439305284522Scopus - Document details

No comments:

Post a Comment