Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development
Nader Ale Ebrahim
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), University of Malaya (UM)
University of Malaya (UM)
Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture
University Malaysia Pahang - Department of Manufacturing Engineering
June 7, 2012
Scientific Research and Essay, 7(21), 1971-1985, June 2012
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Virtual teams, collaboration, questionnaires, communication, information, integration, performance, success, cross-functional teams, product development
JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, O32, P24, P29, Q31, Q32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 17, 2012
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