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Dr. Nader Ale EbrahimDepartment of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of MalayaTechnology management - Virtual R&D teams - Virtual team - New product development - Small and medium enterprises Verified email at siswa.um.edu.myHomepageCitation indices
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Select: All, NoneShow: 1-99 Title / AuthorCited by YearVirtual R&D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
Scientific Research and Essays 4 (13), 1575-159050 2009Virtual teams: A literature review
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha43 2009Virtual Teams for New Product Development–An Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
European Journal of Educational Studies 1 (3), 109-12317∗2009Critical factors for new product developments in SMEs virtual team
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
African Journal of Business Management 4 (11), 2247-225715 2010Virtual R&D teams and SMEs growth: A comparative study between Iranian and Malaysian SMEs
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
African Journal of Business Management 4 (11), 2368-237914 2010Innovation and R&D activities in virtual team
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha13 2009The effectiveness of virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: experiences of Malaysian SMEs
N Ale Ebrahim, A Rashid, S Hanim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems 10 (2), 109-11411∗2011SMEs; Virtual research and development (R&D) teams and new product development: A literature review
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
International Journal of the Physical Sciences 5 (7), 916-93011 2010Modified stage-gate: A conceptual model of virtual product development process
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
African Journal of Marketing Management 1 (9), 211-21911 2009Virtual R&D teams: innovation and technology facilitator
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha5 2009Innovation Process is Facilitated in Virtual Environment of R&D Teams
MA Shafia, N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha5 2009SMEs and virtual R&D teams: A motive channel for relationship between SMEs
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
Technical Postgraduates (TECHPOS), 2009 International Conference for, 1-74 2009A conceptual model of virtual product development process
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha4 2009Virtual environments innovation and R&D activities: management challenges
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha4 2008Dealing with virtual R&D teams in new product development
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha4 2008Research Tools Box
N Ale Ebrahim
Research Tools in Education Series 1 (2), 1-2723 2012An Effective Literature Review Procedure
N Ale Ebrahim
Research Tools in Education Series 1 (2), 1-1093 2012Collaboration Tools for Education-" Learn and teach online”
N Ale Ebrahim3 2011How to Conduct a Literature Review
N Ale Ebrahim3 2011Target ISI Journals-HOW TO WRITE/PUBLISH ISI PAPERS
N Ale Ebrahim
Research Tools in Education Series 1 (1), 1-1023 2010Research Tools I & II
N Ale Ebrahim
Research Tools in Education Series 1 (1), 1-863 2010Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha3 2010Virtual teams and management challenges
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha3 2009The Effective Use of Research Tools Box
N Ale Ebrahim
Research Tools in Education Series 1 (2), 1-2723  Benefits and Pitfalls of Virtual R&D Teams: An Empirical Study
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
IN: 6TH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT ...2∗2010Virtual R&D team: Technology Transfer Facilitator
N Ale Ebrahim, MA Shafia, H Tahbaz Tavakoli2 2009Concurrent collaboration in research and development
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha2 2008Effective virtual teams for new product development
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha
Scientific Research and Essay 7 (21), 1971-19851 2012Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha1 2011Virtual collaborative R&D teams in Malaysia manufacturing SMEs
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha1 2011Virtual teams: a new opportunity to develop a business
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha1 2010Envisages of new product developments in small and medium enterprises through virtual team
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2010SMEs: ERP or virtual collaboration teams
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2009Virtuality, innovation and R&D activities
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2009Virtual teams for NPD–an innovative experience for R&D engineers
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2009Consideration of the virtual team work and disabled citizens, as promising opportunity providers for the e-government infrastructure's formation
MA Shafia, N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2009Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2008Virtual R&D teams: a sustainable infrastructure for promoting SMEs
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha1 2008Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for R&D Management and the Role of the R&D Society for its Improvement–A Case Study in Iran
R R Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, N Ale Ebrahim, A Golnam, M Vasei, A Ghazizadeh ...1 2006Research, Development, Production and Performance of heavy duty CNG fleets in Iran
N Ale Ebrahim, M Rostamnezhad, A Momeni1 2005Establishing Virtual R&D Teams: Obliged Policy
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
arXiv preprint arXiv:1208.0944  2012Models for Component Commonality in Multistage Production
MA Wazed, S Ahmed, Y Nukman, N Ale Ebrahim
Applied Mechanics and Materials 110, 258-266  2012Virtual Teams and e-Entrepreneurship
N Ale Ebrahim  2012Practical Guide to Write a PhD Thesis
N Ale Ebrahim  2012An Introduction to The Effective Use of Research Tools Box
N Ale Ebrahim  2012Approach to Conduct an Effective Literature Review
N Ale Ebrahim  2012Publication Marketing Tools-“Enhancing Research Visibility and Improving Citations”
N Ale Ebrahim  2012Nader Ale Ebrahim's List: Nader Ale Ebrahim
J Diigo, TA Tour  2012Virtual R&D teams definition
N Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim's White Papers 1 (1), 1-2  2012Technology use in the virtual R&D teams
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, A Rashid, S Hanim, Z Taha
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 5 (1), 9-14  2012Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, SHA Rashid, Z Taha, MA Wazed  2011Knowledge Worker Role in the Virtual R&D Teams for New Product Development: A Measurement Model
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, SHA Rashid, Z Taha  2011How to increase h-index;“Advertise and disseminate publications”
NA Ebrahim
The First Iranian Students Scientific Conference in Malaysia, 1-69  2011Publication Marketing Tools
NA Ebrahim  2011How to increase h-index
N Ale Ebrahim  2011Work Together... When Apart Challenges and What is Need for Effective Virtual Teams
RR Raval, N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Business Management and ...  2010Work together...-When apart challenges and what is need for effective virtual teams
N Ale Ebrahim, MRR Raval, S Ahmed, Z Taha
GRIN Verlag GmbH  2010Managing Research Candidature
N Ale Ebrahim  2010Research Tools
N Ale Ebrahim  2010EPD 2010: 3 Minutes Competition-Winner of the second prize of the challenge.
N Ale Ebrahim  2010Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iran: An Empirical Study Using Structural Equation Modeling
A Jafarnejad, A Golnam, N Ale Ebrahim
Middle East FORUM 1 (9), 71-85  2009Virtual marketing in virtual enterprises
N Ale Ebrahim, HA Fattahi, A Golnam  2008Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change
HT Tavakoli, N Ale Ebrahim, A Golnam  2008New product development in virtual environment
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha  2008Literature, Principle and the basics of Network Value Creation in R&D: The relationship with economy
N Ale Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha  2008تقسيم كار جهاني تحقيق و توسعه بستر توسعه پايدار و سودآور واحدهاي صنعتي ومعدني
مهدي كنعاني نادر آل ابراهيم
ششمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-16  2007دوركاري عاملي تأثيرگذار در جهاني شدن تحقيق و توسعه
نادر آل ابراهيم مهدي فدايي , حميده اصفهاني
ششمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-15  2007Globalization of R&D and Developing Countries
A Golnam, N Ale Ebrahim, A Ghazizadeh  2007R&D Management in Iran, Opportunities and Threats
N Ale Ebrahim, A Ghazizadeh, A Golnam, H Tahbaz Tavakoli  2007Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for R&D Management and the Role of the R&D Society for its Improvement–A Case Study in Iran
N Ale Ebrahim, R R Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, A Golnam, M Vasei, A Ghazizadeh
The R&D Management Conference, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK  2006{Knowledge Management in Iran}
NA Ebrahim, A Ghazizadeh, A Golnam
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 2006 (KMICE ...  2006مزايا و چالشهاي سرمايه گذاري مخاطره پذير در بنگاههاي خرد و كوچك نوآور مستقر در مراكز رشد
مهدي كنعاني نادر آل ابراهيم
دومين كنفرانس ملي سرمايه گذاري مخاطره پذير, 1-6  2006Knowledge Management in Iran
N Ale Ebrahim, A Ghazizadeh, A Golnam  2006Heavy Duty Fleet and Transportation in Iran the Past, the Present Condition, the future perspectives and its interaction with Economy
N Ale Ebrahim, A Golnam  2006نقش واحدهاي تحقيق و توسعه در روند جهاني شدن صنايع
امير اخلاصي نادر آل ابراهيم , مرتضي مشايخي
پنجمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-15  2005نقش مديريت دانش در بنگاه هاي اقتصادي
نادر آل ابراهيم مهدي حسن شاهي
پنجمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-22  2005Applying System Dynamics to Confront Complex Decision Making in R&D Systems: A Knowledge Based Approach
A Golnam, N Ale Ebrahim  2005Applying System Dynamics to Confront Complex Decision Making in R&D Systems
A Golnam, N Ale Ebrahim  2005The biggest experience to reduce environmental pollutants by substitute fuel CNG in the Middle East & the Middle Asia
A Momeni, M Rostamnezhad, N Ale Ebrahim
9th International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV) Conference ...  2004سيستم هوشنمد موتور گازسوز
نادر آل ابراهيم عبدالرضا نريمان زاده , علي مومني , غلامرضا
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-9  2003Three dimensional solution of turbulent fluid flow through the intake manifold of MPFI Engine
NAE M. Moeini
4th International Conference of R&D Centers, Tehran, Iran,, 1-10  2003حل عددي جريان آشفته سيال در منيفولد ورودي موتور انژكتوري درحالت سه بعدي بصورت دائم و گذرا بروش حجم محدود
نادر آل ابراهيم محمود معيني سده
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-10  2003بررسي روشهاي توليد انواع مخازن CNG براي استفاده در خودرو
نادر آل ابراهيم عبدالرضا تهامي , علي مومني , مجيد لطفي حقيقت
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-14  2003بررسي انواع روشهاي ذخيره سازي گاز طبيعي در خودرو
نادر آل ابراهيم علي مومني , مازيار رستم نژاد
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-12  2003بررسي آلاينده ها و كارائي موتور گازسوز و اثرات زيست محيطي آن
نادر آل ابراهيم مازيار رستم نژاد , علي مومني
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-18  2003بازار جهاني و صنعت لوازم خانگي ايران
جواد نصيري نادر آل ابراهيم
سومين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-12  2003اتوبوس بين شهري سوپر هايدك بعنوان محصولي جديد از ايران خودرو ديزل همراه با دستاوردهاي نوين طراحي اتوبوس در ايران
محمد خضرايي نادر آل ابراهيم , همايون شيرعلي , مصطفي عابدين
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-11  2003بررسي فني - اقتصادي و زيست محيطي DME به عنوان سوخت آتي در موتورهاي ديزل
نادر آل ابراهيم علي مومني , نازيلا عباس زاده ناصري , امير امام
چهارمين همايش مراكز تحقيق و توسعه صنايع و معادن, 1-14  2002انتقال حرارت توأم با تقطير بخار آب در مبدلهاي لوله–پرده اي
نادر آل ابراهيم, حسين شكوهمند
نشريه دانشکده فني 30 (59)  1997انتقال حرارت توأم با تقطير بخار آب در مبدلهاي لوله–پره اي
H Shokouhmand, NA Ebrahim
نشریه دانشکده فنی 1 (59), 69-80  1997Heat transfer from humid air to a two-row direct expansion plate finned tube coils (DX) under condensing conditions
H Shokouhmand, N Ale Ebrahim, BD Czejdo, II Esat, B Trousse, B Shirazi
Proceedings of the 1996 3rd Biennial Joint Conference on Engineering Systems ...  1996An Effective Literature Review Procedure
NA Ebrahim   V} irtual {T} eams for {NPD}–an {I} nnovative {E} xperience for {R}{\ &}{D}{E} nginee
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha
International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 1036-1045   Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, SHA Rashid, Z Taha   Virtual R&D Teams Definition Print
NA Ebrahim   Virtual R&D Teams Definition PDF Print E-mail
NA Ebrahim   Joonas' Iyystjarvi. Iero Santtiy and Juha Plosila
CC Session, SJ Sartika, SZ Dawal, M Widia, SZM Dawal, SZ Santy, CF Tan, W ...   R&D Networking and value Creation in SMEs
NA Ebrahim, S Ahmed, Z Taha   Production And Performance Of Heavy Duty CNG
NA Ebrahim, M Rostamnezhad, A Momeni
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Virtual Teams: A Literature Review

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In the competitive market, virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting time-to-market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizati
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"UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIATING ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN VIRTUAL TEAM CONF" by Hritik Gupta and Stephen C. Wingreen

Communication technology is recognized as an important component of a virtual team (VT). Communication technologies other than social media have been linked to VT conflicts by prior research. This research in progress explores using social media to see if any improvements can be made to conflicts in VTs. The researchers emphasize on the “feature richness” of social media which is understood as affordances of social media and it distinguishes social media from other commonly used communication technologies in a VT environment. The researchers theorize that “feature richness” rather than “media richness” of the communication technology can be more beneficial for a virtual team since it is hoped to simultaneously work towards reducing VT conflicts. The researchers propose a conceptual research model that contributes to understanding the mediating role that social media can play in virtual team conflicts.
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Prepare for the Success of Virtual Teams - Gina Abudi

Prepare for the Success of Virtual Teams - Gina Abudi | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
Before a virtual team is assigned to work on a project, be sure they are trained and have the skills necessary in order to be successful in a virtual team environment.
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Communication Barriers in the Virtual Teams | Unique Solved Assignments

Virtual teams are widely used as a solution to the challenges of organizational complexity and high competitive markets (Ebrahim, Ahmed, & Taha, 2009).
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Growth through Collaboration

Growth through Collaboration | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
The last 70 or so years of business wisdom has been dominated by the notion of Competitive Advantage, whereby a company or enterprise develops a product or a set of capabilities that confers some
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Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) Prospective | Hafeez | International Journal of ...

Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) Prospective
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The present study was conducted to identify factors that affect Pakistani manufacturing SMEs decisions to outsource management accounting practices in terms of transaction cost economics (TCE) and resource-based view (RBV). A survey of 302 SMEs was carried out using convenience sampling, a personal interview owners/managers/CFOs located in 9 major cities of Pakistan. Our multiple regression analysis revealed that the frequency of non-routine tasks, asset specificity, opportunism, trust in accountant and competition has a significant impact on accounting outsourcing. Furthermore, whilst we include control variables like gender,executive education, experience, firm size and firm age in our linear regression equation, the relationship among five variables and outsourcing intensity was remain statistically significant. The findings imply that SMEs with resource constraint should shift their traditional in-house accounting practices to the external knowledgeable professional accountant. Finally, this study contributes to the body of knowledge with respect to management accounting outsourcing, TCE and RBV in the emerging economics context.

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"VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT" - Google Scholar

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VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTM O'Connor - 2014 - drum.lib.umd.eduTwo project management environments, virtual and collocated project teams, were researched and analyzed in this dissertation to determine the impact in productivity in medical device research and development. The relationship between virtual and ...
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3 Communication Tips for Virtual Teams

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As a leader or a member of a virtual team, you have likely experienced periodic challenges associated with team members being physically located in various (Is your virtual team experiencing challenges?
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3 Reasons Virtual Teams Fail and How to See It Coming

3 Reasons Virtual Teams Fail and How to See It Coming | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
Why virtual teams are different and how to manage them The author acknowledges that while the challenges of creating, managing and getting the most out of people hasn't changed in thousands of years, the constraints under which we work now are very...
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SSRN Top Downloads- ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject are 2 Jan 1997 through 23 Jun 2014

SSRN Top Downloads- ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject are 2 Jan 1997 through 23 Jun 2014 | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
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  Virtual R&D Teams in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Literature Review
Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM)Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM), University of Malaya (UM) and University of Malaya (UM)
Date posted to database: 5 Jan 2010
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
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SSRN RCRN: Design of Communication (Topic)

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SSRN RCRN: Design of Communication (Topic)
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Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology
United Kingdom - Malaysia - Ireland Engineering Science Conference, pp. 495-502, 2011
Nader Ale Ebrahim , Shamsuddin Ahmed , Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid and Zahari Taha
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM)Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya (UM) , University of Malaya (UM) , University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture and University Malaysia Pahang - Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Date Posted: October 30, 2011
Last Revised: March 01, 2012
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Increase the Engagement of Your Virtual Teams

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Virtual TeamsThe trend to virtual teams continues unabated. It applies as an overarching organizing principle and in your own teams.
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The virtual team dilemma: will agency and client ever ... - Project Blog

The virtual team dilemma: will agency and client ever ... - Project Blog | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
The biggest frustration faced by agencies and in-house marketing teams is how to enable seamlessly collaboration. Throughout the creative and marketing industries, this is arguably . The challenge is twofold: the lack of ...
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Facilitating Social Collaboration in Mobile Cloud-Based Learning: A Teamwork as a Service (TaaS) Approach

Facilitating Social Collaboration in Mobile Cloud-Based Learning: A Teamwork as a Service (TaaS) Approach | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is an emerging trend that brings many advantages to distributed learners, enabling them to achieve collaborative learning, in which the virtual teams are usually built to engage multiple learners working together towards the same peda...
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Communication management within virtual teams in global projects

Communication management within virtual teams in global projects | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
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The increasing global nature of IT projects and the virtual nature of project teams create numerous challenges for managers to effectively manage communication, and place a risk on project execution. But what exactly are these challenges? And how do Project Managers from IT organisation respond to these challenges? The aim of this dissertation will be to address these questions. In providing answers to these questions, we can then see to what extent current project management is effective in overcoming these challenges and to suggest recommendations for the cases in which management fails. This thesis includes qualitative research by providing a case-study of an Irish IT organisation that has a globally distributed work-force. The research focuses on the insights of Project Managers who each have a wealth of experience in dealing with the issues at hand. As a counterbalance, this study therefore includes observational research to objectively evaluate the day to day reality of virtual teams in global projects. However, even though a lot of communication management challenges are recognised by Project Managers, it seems that a clearly explicated communication plan is often lacking. To address this problem, this research attempts to synthesise the main strategies into a unified strategy. The major contribution from this research is to provide an in-depth theory about communication management within virtual teams in global projects. Author keywords: Communication, virtual team, management, global project

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5 Tips for Motivating Virtual Teams | The Anywhere Office

5 Tips for Motivating Virtual Teams | The Anywhere Office | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
This article gives some real world advice specifically about how to motivate employees and recognize accomplishments in virtual teams "As more companies e (5 Tips for Motivating Virtual Teams - #fb http://t.co/a7nQ0nqa78
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Virtual Teams: a Literature Review

Virtual Teams: a Literature Review | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
In the competitive market , virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting time-to- market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Virtual teams enable organizations to pool the talents and expertise of employees and non-employees by eliminating time and space barriers . Nowadays, companies are heavily investing in virtual team to enhance their performance and competitiveness. Despite virtual teams growing prevalence, relatively little is known about this new form of team. Hence the study offers an extensive literature review with definitions o f virtual teams and a structured analysis of the present body of knowledge of virtual teams. First, we distinguish virtual teams from conventional teams , different types of virtual teams to identify where current knowledge applies. Second, we distinguish what is needed for effective virtual team considering the people, process and technology point of view and underlying characteristics of virtual teams and challenges they entail. Finally, we have identified an d extended 12 key factors that need to be considered, and describes a methodology focused on supporting virtual team working, with a new approach that has not been specifically addressed in the existing literature and some guide line for future research extracted.
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Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology by Nader Ale Ebrahim

Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology by Nader Ale Ebrahim | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
Literature proves the importance of the role of information technology in increasing the effectiveness of virtual R&D teams’ communication for new product devel
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VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Two project management environments, virtual and collocated project teams, were researched and analyzed in this dissertation to determine the impact in productivity in medical device research and development. The relationship between virtual and collocated project teams and project management levers was also explored in this dissertation using four case studies. This case study methodology was performed based on the lack of past research to explore virtual and collocated project teams in four research and development medical device environments. The following project management levers were integrated into the research: environment (virtual and collocated project teams), leadership, meetings, team maturity (knowledge and experience/expertise), continuous process improvement, and information communication technology processes. The research contributes to medical device research and development organizations that utilize virtual and collocated project teams and suggests best practices to improve productivity. This also provides project team members potential ideas into improved productivity. Both project team environments were viewed as effectively achieving productivity. The results of the four case studies indicated no significant differences between virtual and collocated project teams productivity. Minor differences were found across the project management levers in the case studies. The following major recommendations are made for improving productivity in future virtual and collocated project team environments: medical device research and development organizations should give additional attention to more up-front planning to determine risks, resources, continued process improvement, information communication technology, and leadership needed to complete the project; leadership and project management training should be provided, they should continue to seek a balance in project team resources and the level of project team maturity (knowledge and experience/expertise); meetings need to be performed efficiently and have an agenda and information communication technology tools need to be fully utilized and integrated across medical device research and development project teams.

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The Virtual Simulation: A Tool for Leadership Education in Global Corporations - Conine - 2014 - Global Business and Organizational Excellence - Wiley Online Library

The Virtual Simulation: A Tool for Leadership Education in Global Corporations - Conine - 2014 - Global Business and Organizational Excellence - Wiley Online Library | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
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Forward-thinking business leaders have realized the wisdom of staging virtual simulations—team-based education that can be conducted in a cost- and time-effective manner—to prepare future leaders for the unexpected complexities of operating in a global environment. Though not a replacement for face-to-face interaction, virtual simulations can nonetheless mirror a company's real-life challenges and opportunities and allow employees to learn from and bond with fellow executives, all without the time and expense of travel required for attending an in-residence program. The experiences of several global leaders—Microsoft, General Electric, Dell, and Stanley Black & Decker—reveal the benefits that organizations can glean from virtual simulations, as well as the best practices for ensuring a successful virtual training program that meets organizational objectives.

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Creating High-Performance Virtual Teams of Freelancers and Contractors

Creating High-Performance Virtual Teams of Freelancers and Contractors | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
Plenty has been written about telecommuting for employees: how to encourage productivity, build a sense of “we’re all in this together,” and the logistics (such as tools and business processes) that streamline a telework lifestyle.
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The Technology Collection » Multiagent Systems as a Team Member

The Technology Collection » Multiagent Systems as a Team Member | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
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With the increasing complex business environment that organizations have to operate in today, teams are being utilized to complete complex tasks. Teams are capable of completing complex tasks that no one individual can achieve. Effective team decision-making requires team members to discuss new information (unshared knowledge) and to consider this new information along with existing information (shared knowledge). Research has shown that shared knowledge is favored over unshared knowledge during team discussions. One method of transferring unshared knowledge to shared knowledge is to take advantage of new multiagent systems that are designed to support teams. Multiagent systems are capable of filtering information without the bias toward shared information over unshared information. This paper takes a theoretical approach supporting the use of multiagent systems as a means to increase the effectiveness of team decision-making processes by better capturing shared and unshared information.

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Managing employees in a virtual enterprise - Sinteza 2014

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The new business surrounding and the rapid progress of information and communication technology (ICT) enabled the creation of (and made a demand for) new organizational forms that fit better to new conditions
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MANAGING EMPLOYEES IN A VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE
DOI: 10.15308/sinteza-2014-227-232 Authors:
Mirjana Petković
Ana Orelj
Jelena Lukić
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Virtual organizations, Human Resources, Management, IT

Abstract:
The new business surrounding and the rapid progress of information and communication technology (ICT) enabled the creation of (and made a demand for) new organizational forms that fit better to new conditions. Because of development of ICT, workplaces are not fixed to a location, and employees can fulfill their duties practically from anywhere. In that sense, new organizational forms brought many new potential benefits: cost reduction (transport, offices), time savings, attracting young workforce that likes to have freedom of flexible working hours. At the same time, the question how to transform randomly scattered employees into a strong, cooperative, creative and productive structure became a biggest problem for human resources, so in this paper we will try, by contemporary literature and successful examples review, to answer this question. Although “virtual organization” is not a new concept, in Serbia it is still not recognized as a beneficial concept in long term for organizations in unstable context, so this paper is created with an intention to give guidelines to Serbian virtual organizations’ managers to overcome problems with their most important resource. The dominant theoretical nature of this paper is, at the same time, its biggest limitation.
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According to Google Scholar Citations my h-index is 11! Hooray!

According to Google Scholar Citations my h-index is 11! Hooray! | Virtual R&D teams | Scoop.it
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The most cited article is "Virtual teams: A literature review" available online at:

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1501443

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Startup Professionals Musings: High Performing Virtual Teams Have 8 Key Attributes

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Want an effective virtual team? Everyone needs to expect success! And have a "can do" attitutde | via @StartupPro | http://t.co/MhqOBnzgMG
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Equipes Virtuais de Projetos, Mobilidade do Trabalho e o Uso de Tecnologias de Informação Móveis: um Estudo Teórico Empírico | Belfort | Revista ADM.MADE

Equipes Virtuais de Projetos, Mobilidade do Trabalho e o Uso de Tecnologias de Informação Móveis: um Estudo Teórico Empírico
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