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SMEs; Virtual research and development (R&D) teams and new product development: A literature review

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Their continued growth is a major subject for the economy and employment of any country. Towards that end, virtual research and development (R&D) could be a viable option to sustain and ease the operations of SMEs. However, literature shows there has not been a great deal of research into the diverse characteristic of virtual R&D teams in SMEs. This article provides a...

The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs

Nader Ale Ebrahim
The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development (R&D) programs and employed virtual teams to create the greatest competitive advantage from limited labor are increasing. Global and localized virtual R&D teams are believed to have high potential for the growth of SMEs. Due to the fast-growing complexity of new products coupled with new emerging opportunities of virtual teams, a collaborative approach is believed to be the future trend....

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iran: An Empirical Study Using Structural Equation Modelling

Nader Ale Ebrahim
This paper examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iran by applying the structural equation modelling (SEM). Using the annual time series data for the 1991-2006 period, two models were developed. In the first model the correlation between 12 determining factors and FDI in Iran were analyzed and in the second model the 12 factors were fit into five categories of determinants namely: Business, Economic, Infrastructural, Oil and Science and Technology and the...

Does it Matter Which Citation Tool is Used to Compare the h-index of a Group of Highly Cited Researchers?

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus , Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Maryam Farhadi & Masood Fooladi

A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus , Hadi Farhadi, Masood Fooladi, Maryam Farhadi & Nader Ale Ebrahim

Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus , Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi & Nader Ale Ebrahim

Raval, M. R. R., Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2010). WORK TOGETHER… WHEN APART CHALLENGES AND WHAT IS NEED FOR EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL TEAMS. [Review]. Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Business Management and Administration, 1(1), 1-3.

Nader Ale Ebrahim
Increasingly competitive global markets and accelerating technological changes have increased the need for people to contact via electronic medium to have daily updates, the people those who could not able to meet face to face every day. Those who contact via electronic medium i.e. Virtual Team, are having number of benefit but to achieve these potential benefits, however, leaders need to overcome liabilities inherent in the lack of direct contact among team members and managers....

Ale Ebrahim, N., Abdul Rashid, S. H., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2011). The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs. Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, 10(2), 109-114.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha & Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid
The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development (R&D) programs and employed virtual teams to create the greatest competitive advantage from limited labor are increasing. Global and localized virtual R&D teams are believed to have high potential for the growth of SMEs. Due to the fast-growing complexity of new products coupled with new emerging opportunities of virtual teams, a collaborative approach is believed to be the future trend....

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., Abdul Rashid, S. H., & Taha, Z. (2012). Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5(1), 9-14.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid & Zahari Taha
Problem statement: Although, literature proves the importance of the technology role in the effectiveness of virtual Research and Development (R&D) teams for new product development. However, the factors that make technology construct in a virtual R&D team are still ambiguous. The manager of virtual R&D teams for new product development does not know which type of technology should be used. Approach: To address the gap and answer the question, the study presents a set of...

Wazed, M. A., Ahmed, S., Nukman, Y., & Ale Ebrahim, N. (2012). Models for Component Commonality in Multistage Production. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 110-116, 258-266.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha & M. A. Wazed
Use of common parts for different products (commonality) is important methods for managing product variety and preserving competitiveness in the age of mass customization and supply chain competition. In literature, the advantages of inclusion of common components in a product family are well established. Unfortunately, most of the works have been conducted via simulation or conceptual thinking. The mathematical models in the premises are not adequate for production, planning and control in multistage production. This...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Virtual Teams: a Literature Review. [Review paper]. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(3), 2653-2669.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
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...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Virtual R & D teams in small and medium enterprises: A literature review. [Review]. Scientific Research and Essay, 4(13), 1575–1590.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play a critical role in generating employment and supporting trade, they face numerous challenges, the prominent among them are the need to respond to fasting time-to-market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Towards that end, research and development (R & D) aspect deserves particular attention to promote and facilitate the operations of SMEs. Virtual R & D team could...

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