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Process Construct in the Virtual R&D Teams


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)

Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid


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

Zahari Taha


University Malaysia Pahang - Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Marjan Mohammadjafari


University of Malaya (UM)

December 2, 2012

in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference (APIEMS 2012), Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand, 2012, pp. 1822-1828, December 2012

Abstract:     
Literature proves the importance of the process role in the effectiveness of virtual research and development (R&D) teams for new product development (NPD). However, the factors that make process construct in a virtual R&D team are still unclear. The manager of virtual R&D teams for NPD does not know which items of process should be used. To address the gap and answer the question, the study presents a set of factors that make a process construct. The proposed construct modified by finding of the field survey. We empirically examine the relationship between construct, dimensions and its factors by employing the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). A measurement model built base on the 13 preliminary factors that extracted from literature review. The result shows 9 factors out of 13 factors maintaining to make process construct. These factors can be grouped into two dimensions namely generating report and collaborative system. The findings can help new product development managers of enterprises to concentrate in the main factors for leading an effective virtual R&D team. In addition, it provides a guideline for future research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Collaboration teams, questionnaires performance, cross-functional teams, product development, measurement model, virtual team

JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17

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Date posted: February 22, 2013  

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari and Mohammadjafari, Marjan, Process Construct in the Virtual R&D Teams (December 2, 2012). in Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference (APIEMS 2012), Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand, 2012, pp. 1822-1828, December 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2216402

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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
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
Marjan Mohammadjafari
University of Malaya (UM) ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia
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