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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

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Nader Ale Ebrahim

Summary

Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012. Nader Ale Ebrahim holds a PhD degree in Technology Management from the Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He holds a Master of Science in the Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran with distinguished honors. He also has over 19 years of experience in the establishment of the R&D departments in different companies, heading projects as the project director and project coordinator and implementing knowledge based system in the R&D department. His current research interest focuses on E-skills, Research Tools, Bibliometrics and managing virtual NPD teams in SMEs’ R&D centers. His papers/articles have published and presented in the several journals and conferences.
Specialties: R&D management, New Product Development, Virtual Team management, Technology Management

Skills

  • Virtual Teams
  • Research
  • Engineering
  • Team Building
  • Operations Management
  • Teaching
  • Management Consulting
  • Innovation Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Team Management
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Multi-cultural Teams
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Virtual R&D Teams
  • New Product Development
  • Research Tools
  • H-Index
  • Technology Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative R&D
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Lecturing
  • Networking
  • Product Development
  • Management
  • R&D
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Training
  • University Teaching
  • Research Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategy
  • Software Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Process Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Materials
  • Theory
  • Product Design
  • Optimization
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Operations Research

Experience

Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, IPPP, University of Malaya
2013 - Present
Research Fellow
• Establish and introduce the publication marketing “Research Tools”; • Develop and promote online tutorials for “Research Tools”; • Conduct workshop on “Research Tools” that will increase University Citation; • Provide guidance and instruction on the use of “Research Tools”; and • Promote the practice of depositing publications in repositories.
Independent Researcher
08 / 2012 - Present
Technology Management Consultant, "Research Tools" Advisor
I have conducted a series of workshop on the application of “Research Tools” in almost all public universities in Malaysia. “Research Tools” reduce the search time by expanding the knowledge of researchers to more effectively use the "tools" that are available through the Net.
University of Malaya
01 / 2008 - 08 / 2012
PhD candidate
Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
It was established in April 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine (founded in 1905) and Raffles College (founded in 1928).
United Kingdom - Malaysia - Ireland Engineering Science Conference 2011 (UMIES 2011)
11 / 2010 - 07 / 2011
Paper & Proceedings Committee
United Kingdom - Malaysia - Ireland Engineering Science Conference 2011 (UMIES 2011) is open to malaysian postgraduate engineering students worldwide as well as foreign postgraduate students who are currently studying in Malaysia. UMIES 2011,which runs on 12th & 13th of July in University Malaya, aims to provide an excellent platform to Malaysian students to share and exchange research findings and ideas. The objectives of the conference are as follows:
To increase the involvement of Malaysian students in an internationally recognized conference.
To promote the value of knowledge sharing and networking among Malaysians as well as their international counterparts.
To strengthen the bond among the academic institutions of three countries in sharing new ideas and strengthen future research activities.
The conference will be divided into 7 themes in engineering sciences and related fields:
Chemical, Bio process & Food Engineering.
Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Material engineering.
Manufacturing, Industrial & Design engineering.
Biomedical & Biomechanics Engineering.
Electronic & Electrical Engineering.
Computer Science & Information Technology.
The 11th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems (APIEMS 2010)
01 / 2010 - 12 / 2010
Paper and Proceeding committee member
The 11th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems (APIEMS) Conference and the 14th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Foundation for Production Research hold on December 7-10, 2010 in Melaka, Malaysia. The Conference was hosted by Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). These conferences were also hold in conjunction with the 3rd AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference in Manufacturing Engineering (AUN/SEED-Net-RC ManuE 2010).
The R&D Society of Iranian Industries & Mines
03 / 2003 - 03 / 2007
Vice-Chairman
I and some of my colleagues become founding father of The R&D Society of Iranian Industries & Mines (RDS) which has more than 1400 companies as members from different industrial sectors. RDS with its members is the holder of around 20% of Iran’s GDP. Major duties of the RDS are as follows:
  1. Identification of the research capabilities and capacities of the research and development units of the industrial centers and helping the members to benefit from their research potential abilities
  2. Coordination among research & development units in order to compile executive approaches in order to choose suitable technology, compilation and definition of the executive principles needed for transfer of technology based on industrial requirements of the society, cooperation, and seeking for improved approaches needed for attraction and naturalization of the transferred technologies.
The society also aims at nurturing the R&D activities of its member companies by offering state-of-the-art training services by organizing industry-specific courses, industrial visits, and holding annual conferences and workshops.
Member of the scientific and organizing committees of the conferences held by the society.
Institute of Knowledges and New Technologies Development (TDF)
2005 - 2006
Board Member
To be involved in several projects that can utilize my over 16 years experiences in the following fields:
  1. Establishing R&D department in different companies.
  2. Project director and project coordinator.
  3. Knowledge based systems implementation in R&D department.
  4. Experience in organizing and chairing conferences regarding R&D
  5. Simultaneously successfully managed R&D projects driving engineering, planning, QA, and shipments to manufacturing.
Iran Khodro Diesel Co.
01 / 2003 - 08 / 2006
Engineering Deputy
IKD is the leader and a world class commercial vehicle manufacturer in the Middle East; under the license of Mercedes Benz Germany. The company's total annual turn-over reaches to $1.1bn.
I was in charge of coordinating and leading new projects in Iran Khodro Diesel. Here is a list of Some of the projects that I was involved when I worked at IKD:
• Project Coordinator of License Agreement Project between IKD and Daimler Chrysler for truck technology transfer which was led to produce knowledge based prototyping and mass production of new Daimler Chrysler’s products(Actros 3331, Actros 1844, Axor 2628, Axor 1935, Axor 3335) • Project director of "Conversion of OM457 Diesel Engine to a CNG Engine" with cooperation of Spanish designer & developer company IDIADA. • Production of new CNG buses • Project manager of selection, sampling, testing and installation of bus air conditioner system. • Directed projects relating to sampling and mass production of Chorus CNG minibus with converted Hyundai engine • Directed projects relating to facility layout planning of truck production hall in order to increase quality and quantity of production • Projects director of increase bus production capacity and commissioning of SC457 and Mega-trans bus production line • Cooperated in the project for minimizing transportation, scraps as well as organization of company warehouses and containers. • Directed projects relating to bus/truck manufacturing plant layout in Venezuela, Azerbaijan and Iraq • Directed projects relating to increase of bus/truck paint production Capacity
TKC (Toseé Khodro Car)
02 / 2003 - 07 / 2005
Chairman and Engineering Deputy
The company affiliated to Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) which is responsible for designing and prototyping of new product for IKD.
• Project Leader in “ New Truck Design and Production with IKD Brand” project (TKC as Engineering, Research, and Development company for IKD has launched this project with a British company MIRA ltd. as main contractor mutually to design and produce a new truck with IKD brand)
• IT project manager (License Agreement Project) for truck technology transfer from Mercedes Benz Company.
• Directed various projects in connection with design and manufacturing of new buses and trucks. • Directed various projects in connection with increasing of emission standard level of diesel engines. • Directed various projects in connection with changing the engines of buses, minibuses and trucks to gas-burning engines.
MEGA Motor
07 / 2001 - 01 / 2003
Vice Engineering Deputy responsible for R&D Department
One of Saipa Industries Group’s subsidiaries for vehicle’s Engine, Gearbox, and Axle manufacturing.
Be involved in different project as a project manager and co-operate responsible to manage the following items: o Work Breakdown Structure o Scheduling o Budget and Cost planning o Tracking and monitor the deviation, deliverable with regard to gateways and milestones o Evaluating the Reports
• Manager of the project titled "Increasing the Power of Pride Automobile Engine by 10%"
• Manager of the project titled "Solving the Problem of Pride Sedan Piston Fracture"
• Executive of the project titled "Changing Nissan & Pride Engines to Bi-fuel Engines (CNG)"
• Co-operator of the project titled "Changing Nissan Engine to Injection-Burning Engine (M24IA)"
• Co-operator of the project titled "Optimization of Pride Sedan Gear Ratio"
• Co-operator of the project titled "Identification of Gearbox Sound/Vibration Problems using NVH Tools"
• Co-operator of the project for obtaining EURO II Emission Standard for Pride engine
• Co-operator of the project titled “Installation of Air-Conditioning System on Junior Nissan Pickup”
• Co-operator of the project titled “Installation of Catalyst Converter on Patrol Automobile and Injection-Burning Engines”
• Co-operator of the project titled “Design and Manufacturing of Caravan Sedan New axel”
• Co-operator of the project titled “Preparation of Zero Dimension Engine Simulator Software System”
• Co-operator of the project titled “Analysis of Flow in Input Manifold of Pride Sedan Engine”
• Manager of the project titled “Selection Power Train of New SPC5 Automobile”
Azmayesh Industries Group
01 / 2000 - 07 / 2001
Research and Development Division Director
Home Appliances Manufacturer. Household Refrigerators And Freezers. Manufacture, marketing and export of household appliances, including laundry equipment, vacuum cleaners, fridges and freezers, air-conditioning and heating equipment Azmayesh has two production plants in Tehran and Shiraz
• Manager of the project titled “Reverse Design and Manufacturing of Gas Cooler for Bus (Sutruck model, 28000 Kcal)
• Preparation of the feasibility study for bus cooler manufacturing in Iran
• Implementation of Quality Management System
Charkheshgar
06 / 1998 - 01 / 2000
'Research and Development' and 'Engineering' Director
Gearbox manufacture under license ZF Germany
In Charkheshgar Company, I established a research department and executed three successful projects which promote the company’s sales.
• Executive of the project titled “Reverse Engineering and Manufacturing of Steering Box for Pride Automobile”
• Manager of the project titled “Manufacturing and Equipment of Motor Powers Engineering Design/Research Center”
• Project team member of “Nissan Junior Gearbox Reverse Engineering”
• Implementation of Quality Management System complied with ISO 9000-2000 and renew the certification, include of : o Document updating o Non-complying detection and clearance o Organizing internal audit. o Quality management manual o Quality plan o Procedures o Work instruction o Forms and technical documents o Organizing QMS leading committee and meetings o Internal audit o Non-complying detection and clearance • Project team member in implementation of the Suggestions System
Iranpouya Co. (General Steel)
11 / 1996 - 01 / 1998
Research and Development Division Director
Home appliances and aluminum profile manufacturer.
• Team member of the project titled “Design and Manufacturing of Refrigerator with Interior Condenser“
• Design and prototyping of refrigerator with ice maker, freezer and refrigerator with panel evaporator
• Established a laboratory for testing refrigeration units according to ISO standards
• Optimized energy consumption in production processes
• Served as an executive and technical member of a team to replace the CFC coolant gas (Freon 12) of refrigeration systems by an ozone-friendly HFC gas
Faculty of Engineering, Tehran University (including Mechanics, Metallurgy and Sampling Workshop)
01 / 1993 - 06 / 1997
Head of Technology Department including Mechanics, Metallurgy and Prototyping Workshop
• Supervisor of the final part of the project titled “Machine Components Computer-Aided Design”
• Supervisor of the project titled “Design of Date Washing and Drying Cycle ”
• Design of Greenhouse Mechanics Division of Gorgan Agricultural Research Center
• Director of Mechanics Division and commissioning of cultivation rooms at Rafsanjan Agricultural Research Center
• Design and construction of fixed temperature rooms at Oroumieh Agricultural Research Center, director of Mechanics Division
• Manager of project titled “Thermal Recycling of Casting Sands Containing Resin Glues”
• Design and supervising the construction of Phytotron Mechanics Division at Maragheh Agricultural Research Center
• Commissioning of fully-automatic silk screen printing machine
• Design and manufacturing of laboratory instrument for determining the percentage of straw in grains

Education

Universiti Malaya
2007 - 2011
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) , Industrial Engineering - Technology Management
Faculty of Engineering ,University of Tehran
1992 - 1995
Master of Science , Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion)
Faculty of Engineering , University of Tehran
1988 - 1992
Bachelor of Science , Mechanical Engineering (Fluids & Heat Transfer)

Honors

2010: Second prize of the EPD 2010 challenge 2005: Selected Researcher Award 1995: Master’s Degree Top Student Award 1992: Bachelor’s Degree Top Student Award

Interests

Attributions for Performance in Virtual Teams, Collaboration Technology, Collaborative Systems, Conceptual Modelling, Concurrent Engineering, Engineering Product Design, Industrial Engineering, New Product Development, Operation Management, Operations Research, Product Design, R&D Management, Research Methodology, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises, Tacit Knowledge Transfer Within Virtual Teams, Technology Management, Virtual R&D teams, Virtual Teams

Associations

IACSIT, SOCOLNET, UMIES, APIEMS, UMISA, UMISCA, Open Scholar, Budapest Open Access Initiative

Languages

  • Persian
  • English

Publications

Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs
2012
Advanced Materials Research, 433-440, 1653-1659. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ahmed, Shamsuddin, Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim, Taha, Zahari, Engr. Dr. Md. Abdul Wazed · http://ssrn.com/abstract=1999447
Abstract: This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The study focused on the influence of virtual research and development (R&D) teams within Malaysian manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The specific objective of the study is better understanding of the application of collaborative technologies in business, to find the effective factors to assist SMEs to remain competitive in the future. The paper stresses to find an answer for a question “Is there any relationship between company size, Internet connection facility and virtuality?”. The survey data shows SMEs are now technologically capable of performing the virtual collaborative team, but the infrastructure usage is less. SMEs now have the necessary technology to begin the implementation process of collaboration tools to reduce research and development (R&D) time, costs and increase productivity. So, the manager of R&D should take the potentials of virtual teams into account.
Cite as: ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S., ABDUL RASHID, S. H., TAHA, Z. & WAZED, M. A. 2012. Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs. Advanced Materials Research, 433-440, 1653-1659.
The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs
06 / 2011
IEMS, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 109-114, June 2011 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1804726
The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development (R&D) programs and employed virtual teams to create the greatest competitive advantage from limited labor are increasing. Global and localized virtual R&D teams are believed to have high potential for the growth of SMEs. Due to the fast-growing complexity of new products coupled with new emerging opportunities of virtual teams, a collaborative approach is believed to be the future trend. This research explores the effectiveness of virtuality in SMEs’ virtual R&D teams. Online questionnaires were emailed to Malaysian manufacturing SMEs and 74 usable questionnaires were received, representing a 20.8 percent return rate. In order to avoid biases which may result from pre-suggested answers, a series of open-ended questions were retrieved from the experts. This study was focused on analyzing an open-ended question, whereby four main themes were extracted from the experts’ recommendations regarding the effectiveness of virtual teams for the growth and performance of SMEs. The findings of this study would be useful to product design managers of SMEs in order to realize the key advantages and significance of virtual R&D teams during the new product development (NPD) process. This in turn, leads to increased effectiveness in new product development's procedure.
Critical Factors for New Product Developments in SMEs Virtual Team
09 / 2010
African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 2247-2257, September 4, 2010 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1688931
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are considered as an engine for economic growth all over the world and especially for developing countries. During the past decade, new product development (NPD) has increasingly been recognized as a critical factor in ensuring the continued survival of SMEs. On the other hand, the rapid rate of market and technological changes has accelerated in the past decade, so this turbulent environment requires new methods and techniques to bring successful new products to the marketplace. Virtual team can be a solution to answer the requested demand. However, literature have shown no significant differences between traditional NPD and virtual NPD in general, whereas NPD in SME’s virtual team has not been systematically investigated in developing countries. This paper aims to bridge this gap by first reviewing the NPD and its relationship with virtuality and then identifies the critical factors of NPD in virtual teams. The statistical method was utilized to perform the required analysis of data from the survey. The results were achieved through factor analysis at the perspective of NPD in some Malaysian and Iranian manufacturing firms (N = 191). The 20 new product development factors were grouped into five higher level constructs. It gives valuable insight and guidelines, which hopefully will help managers of firms in developing countries to consider the main factors in NPD.
Virtual R&D teams and SMEs growth: A comparative study between Iranian and Malaysian SMEs
09 / 2010
African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 2368-2379, September 2010 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1688934
This paper explores potential advantages of using virtual teams for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a comprehensive review on various aspects of virtual teams. Based on the standing of the pertinent literatures, attempt has been made to study the aspects by online survey method in Iran and Malaysia. In both countries, SMEs play an important role in their economies, employments, and capacity building. Virtual R&D team can be one of the means to increase SMEs efficiency and competitiveness in their local as well as global markets. In this context, surveys have been conducted to evaluate the effects of virtuality to the growth of SMEs. The study addresses some differences between two countries in engaging virtual research and development (R&D) teams in their SMEs. It is observed that there is a significant difference between the SMEs turnover that employed virtual team and that did not employ the virtual team. The way for further studies and recommend improvements are proposed.
Work Together...When Apart Challenges and What is Need for Effective Virtual Teams
10 / 2010
Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Business Management and Administration, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-3, October 2010 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, R. R. Raval, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1680850
Increasingly competitive global markets and accelerating technological changes have increased the need for people to contact via electronic medium to have daily updates, the people those who could not able to meet face to face every day. Those who contact via electronic medium i.e. Virtual Team, are having number of benefit but to achieve these potential benefits, however, leaders need to overcome liabilities inherent in the lack of direct contact among team members and managers. Team members may not naturally know how to interact effectively across space and time. By this paper author try to throw some lights on the challenges that virtual team faces and try to elaborate what is needed for Virtual Team.
SMEs; Virtual Research and Development (R&D) Teams and New Product Development: A Literature Review
07 / 2010
International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 916-930 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1674011
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Their continued growth is a major subject for the economy and employment of any country. Towards that end, virtual research and development (R&D) could be a viable option to sustain and ease the operations of SMEs. However, literature shows there has not been a great deal of research into the diverse characteristic of virtual R&D teams in SMEs. This article provides a comprehensive literature review on different aspects of virtual R&D teams collected from the reputed publications. The purpose of the literature review is to provide an outline on the structure and dynamics of R&D collaboration in SMEs. Specifying the rationale and relevance of virtual teams, the relationship between virtual R&D team for SMEs and new product development (NPD) has been examined. It concludes with identifying the gaps and feebleness in the existing literatures and calls for future research in this area. It is argued to form of virtual R&D team deserves consideration at top level management for venturing into the new product development within SMEs.
Virtual R&D Teams in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Literature Review
12 / 2009
Scientific Research and Essays, Vol. 4, No. 13, pp. 1575–1590 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1530904
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play a critical role in generating employment and supporting trade, they face numerous challenges, the prominent among them are the need to respond to fasting time-to-market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Towards that end, research and development (R & D) aspect deserves particular attention to promote and facilitate the operations of SMEs. Virtual R & D team could be a viable option. However, literature shows that virtual R & D teaming in SMEs is still at its infancy. This article provides a comprehensive literature review on different aspects of virtual R & D teams collected from the reputed publications. The purpose of the state-of-the-art literature review is to provide an overview on the structure and dynamics of R & D collaboration in SMEs. Specifying the foundation and importance of virtual teams, the relationship between virtual R & D team and SMEs has been examined. It concludes with the identification of the gaps in the existing literature's and calls for future research. It is argued that setting-up an infrastructure for virtual R & D team in SMEs still requires a large amount of engineering efforts and deserves consideration at top level management.
Virtual Teams for New Product Development: An Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers
10 / 2009
European Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 109-123 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1501445
New interaction tools such as internet allow companies to gain valuable input from research and development (R&D) engineers via virtual teams. Consequently, engineers also get more expertise in diminutive time frames. Virtual R&D teams present the key impetus to the technology acquisition process. The present knowledge-economy era is characterized by short product life-cycles. Virtual R&D teams may reduce time-to-market, make available a large pool of new product know-how and provide greater flexibilities, which are the key success factors in a competitive market. This comprehensive review contains almost 100 references and covers the recent literature with emphasis on the topic. The review has focused on authentic and reputed publications and extracts the results. This article presents the type of virtual teams and their main features and explains how virtual R&D team can play a prominent role in developing new products. The article is evolved future study guideline and also illustrates how to apply virtual interaction tools and integrate engineers into the innovation process. Management of virtual R&D teams in new product development (NPD) processes in an innovative, effective and efficient is of a high importance, but the issue has been poorly addressed in the previous studies. Findings show that virtual R&D team provides valuable input for new product development and R&D engineers are able to attain virtual experience.
Virtual Teams: A Literature Review
2009
Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 2653-2669 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1501443
In the competitive market, virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting time-to-market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Virtual teams enable organizations to pool the talents and expertise of employees and non-employees by eliminating time and space barriers. Nowadays, companies are heavily investing in virtual team to enhance their performance and competitiveness. Despite virtual teams growing prevalence, relatively little is known about this new form of team. Hence the study offers an extensive literature review with definitions of virtual teams and a structured analysis of the present body of knowledge of virtual teams. First, we distinguish virtual teams from conventional teams, different types of virtual teams to identify where current knowledge applies. Second, we distinguish what is needed for effective virtual team considering the people, process and technology point of view and underlying characteristics of virtual teams and challenges they entail. Finally, we have identified and extended 12 key factors that need to be considered, and describes a methodology focused on supporting virtual team working, with a new approach that has not been specifically addressed in the existing literature and some guide line for future research extracted.
Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team
2009
European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 297-307 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1501442
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.
Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process
12 / 2009
African Journal of Marketing Management, Vol. 1, No. 9, pp. 211-219 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1522848
In today’s dynamic marketplace, manufacturing companies are under strong pressure to introduce new products for long-term survival with their competitors. Nevertheless, every company cannot cope up progressively or immediately with the market requirements due to knowledge dynamics being experienced in the competitive milieu. Increased competition and reduced product life cycles put force upon companies to develop new products faster. In response to these pressing needs, there should be some new approach compatible in flexible circumstances. This paper presents a solution based on the popular Stage-Gate system, which is closely linked with virtual team approach. Virtual teams can provide a platform to advance the knowledge-base in a company and thus to reduce time-to-market. This article introduces conceptual product development architecture under a virtual team umbrella. The paper describes all the major aspects of new product development (NPD), NPD process and its relationship with virtual teams, Stage-Gate system finally presents a modified Stage-Gate system to cope up with the changing needs. It also provides the guidelines for the successful implementation of virtual teams in new product development.
Process Construct in the Virtual R&D Teams
12 / 2012
Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2012 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim, Zahari Taha, Marjan Mohammadjafari · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2216402
Abstract: literature proves the importance of the process role in the effectiveness of virtual research and development (R&D) teams for new product development (NPD). However, the factors that make process construct in a virtual R&D team are still unclear. The manager of virtual R&D teams for NPD does not know which items of process should be used. To address the gap and answer the question, the study presents a set of factors that make a process construct. The proposed construct modified by finding of the field survey. We empirically examine the relationship between construct, dimensions and its factors by employing the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). A measurement model built base on the 13 preliminary factors that extracted from literature review. The result shows 9 factors out of 13 factors maintaining to make process construct. These factors can be grouped into two dimensions namely generating report and collaborative system. The findings can help new product development managers of enterprises to concentrate in the main factors for leading an effective virtual R&D team. In addition, it provides a guideline for future research.
Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams
01 / 2012
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5, 9-14. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ahmed, Shamsuddin, Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim, Taha, Zahari · http://ssrn.com/abstract=1999445
Abstract: Problem statement: Although, literature proves the importance of the technology role in the effectiveness of virtual Research and Development (R&D) teams for new product development. However, the factors that make technology construct in a virtual R&D team are still ambiguous. The manager of virtual R&D teams for new product development does not know which type of technology should be used. Approach: To address the gap and answer the question, the study presents a set of factors that make a technology construct. The proposed construct modified by finding of the field survey (N = 240). We empirically examine the relationship between construct and its factors by employing the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). A measurement model built base on the 19 preliminary factors that extracted from literature review. The result shows 10 factors out of 19 factors maintaining to make technology construct. Results: These 10 technology factors can be grouped into two constructs namely Web base communication and Web base data sharing. The findings can help new product development managers of enterprises to concentrate in the main factors for leading an effective virtual R&D team. In addition, it provides a guideline for software developers as well. Conclusion: The second and third generation technologies are now more suitable for developing new products through virtual R&D teams.
Cite as: ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S., ABDUL RASHID, S. H. & TAHA, Z. 2012. Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5, 9-14.
Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development
06 / 2012
Scientific Research and Essay, 7, 1971-1985. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2085508
Abstract: At present, the existing literature shows that the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams for new product development are still ambiguous. To address this problem, a research design was developed, which includes detailed literature review, preliminary model and field survey. From literature review, the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams are identified and these factors are modified using a field survey. The relationship between knowledge workers (people), process and technology in virtual teams is explored in this study. The results of the study suggest that technology and process are tightly correlated and need to be considered early in virtual teams. The use of software as a service, web solution, report generator and tracking system should be incorporated for effectiveness virtual teams.
Cite as: ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S., ABDUL RASHID, S. H. & TAHA, Z. 2012. Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development. Scientific Research and Essay, 7, 1971-1985.
Virtual Teams and Management Challenges
2011
Academic Leadership Journal, 9, 1-7 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2042117
Introduction:
Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in creating the knowledge that makes business more competitive. Virtual teams are growing in popularity [1] and many organizations have responded to their dynamic environments by introducing virtual teams. Additionally, the rapid development of new communication technologies such as the Internet has accelerated this trend so that today, most of the larger organization employs virtual teams to some degree [2]. A growing number of flexible and adaptable organizations have explored the virtual environment as one means of achieving increased responsiveness [3]. Howells et al. [4] state that the shift from serial to simultaneous and parallel working has become more commonplace. Based on conventional information technologies and Internet-based platforms virtual environments may be used to sustain companies’ progress through virtual interaction and communication.
Cite as: ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S. & TAHA, Z. 2011. Virtual Teams and Management Challenges. Academic Leadership Journal, 9, 1-7.
Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration
2011
Academic Leadership Journal, 9, 1-5. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2042160
Introduction:
With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast becoming the norm in education and industry [1]. Information technology (IT) creates many new inter-relationships among businesses, expands the scope of industries in which a company must compete to achieve the competitive advantage. Information systems and technology allow companies to coordinate their activities in distant geographic locations [2]. IT is providing the infrastructure necessary to support the development of new collaboration forms among industry and education. Virtual research and development (R&D) teams represent one such relational form, one that could revolutionize the workplace and provide organizations with unprecedented levels of flexibility and responsiveness [3-4].
Cite as: ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S. & TAHA, Z. 2011. Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration. Academic Leadership Journal, 9, 1-5.
Process Construct in the Virtual R&D Teams
12 / 2012
Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2012 · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim · http://eprints.um.edu.my/6280/1/T4F5.pdf
literature proves the importance of the process role in the effectiveness of virtual research and development (R&D) teams for new product development (NPD). However, the factors that make process construct in a virtual R&D team are still unclear. The manager of virtual R&D teams for NPD does not know which items of process should be used. To address the gap and answer the question, the study presents a set of factors that make a process construct. The proposed construct modified by finding of the field survey. We empirically examine the relationship between construct, dimensions and its factors by employing the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). A measurement model built base on the 13 preliminary factors that extracted from literature review. The result shows 9 factors out of 13 factors maintaining to make process construct. These factors can be grouped into two dimensions namely generating report and collaborative system. The findings can help new product development managers of enterprises to concentrate in the main factors for leading an effective virtual R&D team. In addition, it provides a guideline for future research.
Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
04 / 2013
Asian Social Science 9, 176-182. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, masood fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei chadegani, hadi farhadi · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2257552
Abstract: Journal impact factor (IF) as a gauge of influence and impact of a particular journal comparing with other journals in the same area of research, reports the mean number of citations to the published articles in particular journal. Although, IF attracts more attention and being used more frequently than other measures, it has been subjected to criticisms, which overcome the advantages of IF. Critically, extensive use of IF may result in destroying editorial and researchers’ behaviour, which could compromise the quality of scientific articles. Therefore, it is the time of the timeliness and importance of a new invention of journal ranking techniques beyond the journal impact factor.
A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases
04 / 2013
Asian Social Science 9, 18-26. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Arezoo Aghaei chadegani, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, Melor Md Yunus, hadi farhadi, masood fooladi, Maryam Farhadi · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2257540
Abstract:
Nowadays, the world’s scientific community has been publishing an enormous number of papers in different scientific fields. In such environment, it is essential to know which databases are equally efficient and objective for literature searches. It seems that two most extensive databases are Web of Science and Scopus. Besides searching the literature, these two databases used to rank journals in terms of their productivity and the total citations received to indicate the journals impact, prestige or influence. This article attempts to provide a comprehensive comparison of these databases to answer frequent questions which researchers ask, such as: How Web of Science and Scopus are different? In which aspects these two databases are similar? Or, if the researchers are forced to choose one of them, which one should they prefer? For answering these questions, these two databases will be compared based on their qualitative and quantitative characteristics.
Does it Matter Which Citation Tool is Used to Compare the h-index of a Group of Highly Cited Researchers?
03 / 2013
Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7(4), 198-202. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Arezoo Aghaei chadegani, hadi farhadi, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, maryam farhadi, masood fooladi, Melor Md Yunus · http://www.ajbasweb.com/ajbas/2013/March/198-202.pdf
Abstract:
h-index retrieved by citation indexes (Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science) is used to measure the scientific performance and the research impact studies based on the number of publications and citations of a scientist. It also is easily available and may be used for performance measures of scientists, and for recruitment decisions. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference between the outputs and results from these three citation databases namely Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science based upon the h-index of a group of highly cited researchers (Nobel Prize winner scientist). The purposive sampling method was adopted to collect the required data. The results showed that there is a significant difference in the h-index between three citation indexes of Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science; the Google scholar h-index was more than the h-index in two other databases. It was also concluded that there is a significant positive relationship between h-indices based on Google scholar and Scopus. The citation indexes of Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science may be useful for evaluating h-index of scientists but they have some limitations as well.
Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change
2008
17th International Conference on Management of Technology 6th-10th April Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), Dubai, UAE. 1-8. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli, Arash Golnam · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1803768
Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change
2008
17th International Conference on Management of Technology 6th-10th April Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), Dubai, UAE. 1-8. · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli, Arash Golnam · http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1803768
Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency
10 / 2013
Canadian Center of Science and Education · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hossein Gholizadeh (حسین قلی زاده), Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, farid habibi, ali ordi · http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344585
Most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities.
Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency
10 / 2013
Canadian Center of Science and Education · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, farid habibi, Hossein Gholizadeh (حسین قلی زاده), ali ordi · http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344585
Most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities.
Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency
10 / 2013
Canadian Center of Science and Education · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, Hossein Gholizadeh (حسین قلی زاده), Seyed Mohammad Motahar, farid habibi, ali ordi · http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344585
Most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities.
Maximize Visibility: A Way to Increase Citation Frequency
05 / 2013
UM HIR SPECIAL FEATURE (27 May 2013) · Authors: Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی · http://works.bepress.com/aleebrahim/77
Abstract: The number of citations has over 30% share in Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking system. Therefore, most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. Nader is developing a module for increasing the visibility of the research which directly influences the number of citations. This article reports just some of the key points of the module for improving the citation counts.
The new version of this article is available on http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344585
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development, H-index, Middle East
11 / 2013
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, vol. 57, no. 1 · Authors: MARYAM FARHADI, Hadi Salehi هادی صالحی, MOHAMED AMIN EMBI, masood fooladi, hadi farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei chadegani, Nader Ale Ebrahim · http://ssrn.com/abstract=2352672
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development on country’s scientific ranking as measured by H-index. Moreover, this study applies ICT development sub-indices including ICT Use, ICT Access and ICT skill to find the distinct effect of these sub-indices on country’s H-index. To this purpose, required data for the panel of 14 Middle East countries over the period 1995 to 2009 is collected. Findings of the current study show that ICT development increases the H-index of the sample countries. The results also indicate that ICT Use and ICT Skill sub-indices positively contribute to higher H-index but the effect of ICT access on country’s H-index is not clear.

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