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Virtuality, Innovation and R&D Activities


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)

June 24, 2009

14th International Conference, 'Thinking Minds: Nurturing the Design of a Better Future', June 22-26, 2009, Malaysia

Abstract:     
Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at 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 is 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 a virtual teams and its characteristics, addressing virtual environments 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: 15

Keywords: Virtual team, innovation, R&D

JEL Classification: Q32, Q31, L1, L11, O1, O32, M1, M11, M12, P24, P42, M54, L17, P23, M54

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Date posted: December 22, 2010  

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari, Virtuality, Innovation and R&D Activities (June 24, 2009). 14th International Conference, 'Thinking Minds: Nurturing the Design of a Better Future', June 22-26, 2009, Malaysia . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1729097 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1729097

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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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