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Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams - Munich Personal RePEc Archive


Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams




Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Salwa Hanim, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari


(2011):

Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams.


Published in: American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
, Vol. 5, No. 1
(31. January 2012): pp. 9-14.



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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.







Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams - Munich Personal RePEc Archive

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