Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari (2010): The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs. Published in: In: The 11th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference (APIEMS 2010), Melaka, Malaysia. (9. December 2010): pp. 1-6.
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The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development (R&D) programs and employed virtual teams to create the greatest competitive advantage from limited labor are increasing. Global and localized virtual R&D teams are believed to have a high potential for SMEs growth. Due to the fast growing complexity of the new product, coupled with new emerging opportunities of virtual teams, a collaborative approach is believed to be the future trend. This research explores the effectiveness of virtuality in SMEs virtual R&D teams. An online questionnaire emailed to Malaysian manufacturing SMEs and 74 usable questionnaires were received, representing a 20.8 percent return rate. To avoid the bias that may result from pre-suggested answer, a series of open-ended questions asked from expertise. This study based on analyzing an open-ended question; extract four main themes among expertise recommendations on the effectiveness of virtual teams for SMEs growth and performance. These are suitable for SMEs new product design manager to realize the key advantage and importance of virtual R&D teams in the process of NPD, which lead to increase the effectiveness of the new product's procedure.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs|
|English Title:||The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs|
|Keywords:||Virtual teams, New product development, Survey finding, Small and medium Enterprises.|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management; Executive Compensation
L - Industrial Organization > L7 - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M11 - Production Management
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L15 - Information and Product Quality; Standardization and Compatibility
P - Economic Systems > P4 - Other Economic Systems
|Depositing User:||Nader Ale Ebrahim|
|Date Deposited:||23. Dec 2010 07:33|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 01:06|
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