Virtual teams: a new opportunity to develop a business

Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha , Z. (2010) Virtual teams: a new opportunity to develop a business. In: International Conference on Entrepreneurship Across Boundaries, 5 - 6 AUGUST, Section For Co-curricular Courses, External Faculty Electives and TITAS, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Virtual teams give many advantages to organizations, including increased knowledge sharing and improve organizational performance. Virtual teams have altered the expectations and boundaries of knowledge worker’s interactions and make a new opportunity to develop the business. In this paper, we present summary results of an online survey. The online questionnaire was emailed by using a simple random sampling method to 356 Malaysian manufacturing small and medium –sized Enterprises (SMEs). The findings of this study show that SMEs in Malaysia are gaining to use virtual teams, and it can be concluded that virtual teams provide a new platform for developing the business in SMEs. Based on the study, we suggest avenues for future research that are important to advancing our understanding of virtual team effects on business growth.

    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. Abdul Rashid, S.H.(Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya )
    4. Taha , Z.(Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya)
    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 12:35
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2011 12:35
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2248

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