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Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development Other Languages

Increased global competitions have urged small and medium
enterprises (SMEs) to develop new products faster. Virtual research and
development (R&D) teams in SMEs can offer a solution to speed up
time-to-market of new product development (NPD). However, factors that
affect the effectiveness of virtual teams for NPD are still not
adequately verified. This paper presents the correlations between
virtual R&D team constructs and virtual team effectiveness by
developing a “Virtual Research and Development Team” (ViR&DT) model.
The items, which may influence the effectiveness of virtual teams, are
taken from the literature. Through an online survey and by application
of structural equation modeling (SEM) technique, the proposed model
(ViR&DT) has been tested. The results suggest that the process
construct is strongly correlated to the effectiveness of virtual teams.
Therefore, NPD managers in virtual R&D teams should concentrate on
the process of new product development rather than simply equipping the
teams with the latest technology or employing highly qualified experts.
Further empirical research is recommended to fully explore and
appreciate the breadth of application of the ViR&DT model. This
paper is a part of my PhD journey.
ABNT Citation:
EBRAHIM, N. A.Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development. International Journal of Innovation, v. 3, n. 2, p. 1-27, 2015.
APA Citation:
Ebrahim, N. A.(2015). Virtual R&D Teams: A New Model for Product Development. International Journal of Innovation, 3(2), 1-27.
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