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Effective virtual teams for new product development

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Ale Ebrahim, Nader; Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim; Ahmed, Shamsuddin; Taha, Zahari

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Abstract At present, the existing literature shows that the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams for new product development are still ambiguous. To address this problem, a research design was developed, which includes detailed literature review, preliminary model and field survey. From literature review, the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams are identified and these factors are modified using a field survey. The relationship between knowledge workers (people), process and technology in virtual teams is explored in this study. The results of the study suggest that technology and process are tightly correlated and need to be considered early in virtual teams. The use of software as a service, web solution, report generator and tracking system should be incorporated for effectiveness virtual teams.
Keywords virtual community; team; research and development; communication technology; information technology; effectiveness; performance; virtual business; Malaysia; Iran
Classification Management Science; Technology Assessment
Free Keywords virtual teams; collaboration; questionnaires; communication; information; integration; performance; success; cross-functional teams; product development
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 1971-1985
Journal Scientific Research and Essays, 7 (2012) 21
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/SRE10.1005
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution