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Virtual Teams: A New Opportunity to Develop a Business


Nader Ale Ebrahim


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

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

August 6, 2010

International Conference on Entrepreneurship Across Boundaries, 2010

Abstract:     
Virtual teams give many advantages to organizations, including increased knowledge sharing and improve organizational performance. Virtual teams have altered the expectations and boundaries of knowledge worker’s interactions and make a new opportunity to develop the business. In this paper, we present summary results of an online survey. The online questionnaire was emailed by using a simple random sampling method to 356 Malaysian manufacturing small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The findings of this study show that SMEs in Malaysia are gaining to use virtual teams, and it can be concluded that virtual teams provide a new platform for developing the business in SMEs. Based on the study, we suggest avenues for future research that are important to advancing our understanding of virtual team effects on business growth.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: Collaboration, Virtual Teams, SMEs, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Survey

JEL Classification: Q32, Q31, M11, L15, L23, O14, M2, N6, O31, O32, Z, O4


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Date posted: December 19, 2010  

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari, Virtual Teams: A New Opportunity to Develop a Business (August 6, 2010). International Conference on Entrepreneurship Across Boundaries, 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1728430

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Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
Centre for Research Services, Institute of Management and Research Services (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia
HOME PAGE: http://https://umresearch.um.edu.my/
University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
Shamsuddin Ahmed
University of Malaya (UM) ( email )
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
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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