Virtual R&D teams: a potential growth of education-industry collaboration

Ale Ebrahim, N.; Ahmed, S.; Abdul Rashid, S.H.; Taha, Zahari (2010) Virtual R&D teams: a potential growth of education-industry collaboration. In: 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education (ICEED 2010), 8th - 9th December, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present our more than two years research experiences on virtual R&D teams in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and draws conclusions, giving special attention to the structure of virtual teams required to support education-industry collaboration. We report the relevant results of an online survey study. The online questionnaire was emailed by using a simple random sampling method to 947 manufacturing SMEs. The findings of this study show that SMEs in Malaysia and Iran are willing to use virtual teams for collaboration and the platform for industry-education collaboration is ready and distance between team members or differences in time zones, are not barriers to industry-education collaborations.

    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, Zahari(Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering University Malaysia Pahang Gambang, Malaysia)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual R&D
    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: 03 Nov 2011 10:00
    Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 10:01
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2249

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