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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)

Shamsuddin Ahmed


University of Malaya (UM)

Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid


University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Zahari Taha


University Malaysia Pahang - Department of Manufacturing Engineering

June 7, 2012

Scientific Research and Essay, 7(21), 1971-1985, June 2012

Abstract:     
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, Q32

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Date posted: June 17, 2012  

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari, Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development (June 7, 2012). Scientific Research and Essay, 7(21), 1971-1985, June 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2085508

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Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) ( email ) ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( 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
Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Zahari Taha
University Malaysia Pahang - Department of Manufacturing Engineering ( email )
Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang 26300
Malaysia
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