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Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend


Nader Ale Ebrahim


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

Shamsuddin Ahmed


University of Malaya (UM)

Zahari Taha


University of Malaya (UM)

October 29, 2008

Asia pacific Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship, Melaka, Malaysia, October 29-30, 2008

Abstract:     
This paper provides a comprehensive review on different aspects of virtual teams based on authentic and reputed publications. The purpose of the state-of-the-art literature review is to provide an overview of what is known about the structure and dynamics of R&D collaboration in SMEs. SMEs are the backbone of the world business. The focus of the investigation is on virtual R&D teams in SMEs. After providing a definition and importance of virtual teams, research and development (R&D), small and medium enterprises (SME) and new product development (NPD), the relationship between them will be examined. This paper seeks to address some of the gaps in the existing extensive literature on virtual teams as a general and virtual R&D teams in new product development in SMEs, as a concentrate topic. Covering previous literatures, the research gaps derive and propose the way of further studies and recommend are provided. Along extending future research some managerial implication will be discussed. It is argued that the preparation for virtual R&D team working should be given consideration in the management of R&D new product development projects.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: R&D, Virtual Team, Small and Medium Enterprises, Literature Review

JEL Classification: Q32, Q31, L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, P24, P42, O32, O3, O1, Z, N7, P23

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Date posted: December 22, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari, Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend (October 29, 2008). Asia pacific Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship, Melaka, Malaysia, October 29-30, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1729060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1729060

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Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
University of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Shamsuddin Ahmed
University of Malaya (UM) ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Zahari Taha
University of Malaya (UM) ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
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