Virtual R&D Teams: A Potential Growth of Education-Industry Collaboration

Academic Leadership Journal, 9(4), pp. 1-4, Fall 2011

5 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2012

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Nader Ale Ebrahim

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

Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM)

Zahari Taha

University of Malaya (UM)

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Date Written: 2011

Abstract

With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast becoming the norm in education and industry [1]. Information technology (IT) creates many new inter-relationships among businesses, expands the scope of industries in which a company must compete to achieve the competitive advantage. Information systems and technology allow companies to coordinate their activities in distant geographic locations [2]. IT is providing the infrastructure necessary to support the development of new collaboration forms among industry and education. Virtual research and development (R&D) teams represent one such relational form, one that could revolutionize the workplace and provide organizations with unprecedented levels of flexibility and responsiveness [3-4].

Keywords: Virtual R&D teams, Collaboration, virtual teams, SMEs, Education

JEL Classification: Q32, Q31, L17, P29, O1, O3, O32, Q1, P42, L1, L11, L2, M11, M12, M24, M1

Suggested Citation

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Taha, Zahari, Virtual R&D Teams: A Potential Growth of Education-Industry Collaboration (2011). Academic Leadership Journal, 9(4), pp. 1-4, Fall 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042160

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)

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

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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

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Shamsuddin Ahmed

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

Zahari Taha

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

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

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