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Innovation and R&D activities in virtual team

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader; Ahmed, Shamsuddin; Taha, Zahari

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Abstract Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at the regional and national level. In the competitive environment companies are obliged to produce more rapidly, more effectively and more efficiently in new product development, which is a result of research and development (R&D) activities. It is necessary for them to put together different capabilities and services with the goal, through cooperation between suppliers and customers, service providers and scientific institutions to achieve innovations of high quality. Depending on the type of industry, the type of business, the type of innovation and the strategic objectives that have been set, firms will regularly have to modify the way in which their R&D and innovation are organized. Nowadays, shift from serial to simultaneous and parallel working in innovation has become more commonplace. Literatures have shown that collaboration is as a meta-capability for innovation. By a comprehensive reviewing of literature this article after define virtual teams and its characteristics, addressing virtual environment innovation and the relationship to R&D activities. Finally conclude that innovation cannot be successful, unless the knowledge and information in the R&D project are effectively captured, shared and internalized by the R&D project’s virtual team members.
Keywords innovation; research and development; enterprise; product; development; efficiency; virtual business; cooperation; team; information technology
Classification Interactive, electronic Media; Management Science; Technology Assessment
Free Keywords virtual team; literature review; research and development
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 297-307
Journal European Journal of Scientific Research, 34 (2009) 3
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence