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
Date Written: 2011
With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast becoming the norm in education and industry . 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 . 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
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