Virtuality, innovation and R&D activities

Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Taha , Z. (2009) Virtuality, innovation and R&D activities. In: 14th International Conference on Thinking (2009 Malaysia) -Theme "Thinking Minds: Nurturing the Design of a Better Future", 22-26 June, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication. [error in script]

Download (63Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at 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 is 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 a virtual teams and its characteristics, addressing virtual environments 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.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Creators:
    1. Ale Ebrahim, N.(Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya )
    2. Ahmed, S.(Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya )
    3. Taha , Z.(Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: R&D; Technology
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    L Education > L Education (General)
    T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 12:12
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2011 12:12
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2245

    Actions (For repository staff only: Login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...