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Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha :: SSRN

Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team


Nader Ale Ebrahim


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

Shamsuddin Ahmed


University of Malaya (UM)

Zahari Taha


University of Malaya (UM)

August 11, 2009

European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 297-307, 2009

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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Virtual team, Literature review, Innovation, Research and Development
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Date posted: November 7, 2009  

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari, Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team (August 11, 2009). European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 297-307, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1501442

Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha :: SSRN

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