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Peer Evaluation : Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team

Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team

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Title : Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team
Author(s) : Nader Ale Ebrahim
Abstract : Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at the regional and national level. In the competitive environment companies are obliged to produce more rapidly, more effectively and more efficiently in new product development, which is a result of research and development (R&D) activities. It is necessary for them to put together different capabilities and services with the goal, through cooperation between suppliers and customers, service providers and scientific institutions to achieve innovations of high quality. Depending on the type of industry, the type of business, the type of innovation and the strategic objectives that have been set, firms will regularly have to modify the way in which their R&D and innovation are organized. Nowadays, shift from serial to simultaneous and parallel working in innovation has become more commonplace. Literatures have shown that collaboration is as a meta-capability for innovation. By a comprehensive reviewing of literature this article after define virtual teams and its characteristics, addressing virtual environment innovation and the relationship to R&D activities. Finally conclude that innovation cannot be successful, unless the knowledge and information in the R&D project are effectively captured, shared and internalized by the R&D project’s virtual team members.
Keywords : Virtual team, Literature review, Innovation, Research and Development

Subject : Technology Management
Area : Management
Language : English
Year : 2009

Affiliations Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia
Journal : European Journal of Scientific Research
Volume : 34
Issue : 3
Publisher : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc.
Pages : 297-307
Isbn : 1450-216X
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