Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ahmed, Shamsuddin and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Taha, Zahari (2010): Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs. Published in: Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Technologies (MIMT 2011), Singapore. , Vol. 2, (27. February 2011): V2-114.
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This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The study focused on the influence of virtual research and development (R&D) teams within Malaysian manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The specific objective of the study is better understanding of the application of collaborative technologies in business, to find the effective factors to assist SMEs to remain competitive in the future. The paper stresses to find an answer for a question “Is there any relationship between company size, Internet connection facility and virtuality?”. The survey data shows SMEs are now technologically capable of performing the virtual collaborative team, but the infrastructure usage is less. SMEs now have the necessary technology to begin the implementation process of collaboration tools to reduce research and development (R&D) time, costs and increase productivity. So, the manager of R&D should take the potentials of virtual teams into account.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs|
|English Title:||Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs|
|Keywords:||Small and medium enterprises, Collaborative tools, Questionnaires, Virtual teams|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M11 - Production Management
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O43 - Institutions and Growth
Z - Other Special Topics > Z0 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L23 - Organization of Production
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L15 - Information and Product Quality; Standardization and Compatibility
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics > M21 - Business Economics
|Depositing User:||Nader Ale Ebrahim|
|Date Deposited:||09. Mar 2011 07:42|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 05:07|
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