438 Works

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process. [Review]. African Journal of Marketing Management, 1(9), 211-219.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
In today’s dynamic marketplace, manufacturing companies are under strong pressure to introduce new products for long-term survival with their competitors. Nevertheless, every company cannot cope up progressively or immediately with the market requirements due to knowledge dynamics being experienced in the competitive milieu. Increased competition and reduced product life cycles put force upon companies to develop new products faster. In response to these pressing needs, there should be some new approach compatible in flexible circumstances....

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team. [Literature review]. European Journal of Scientific Research, 34(3), 297-307.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at the 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...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2009). Virtual Teams for New Product Development – An Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers. European Journal of Educational Studies, 1(3), 109-123.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
New interaction tools such as internet allow companies to gain valuable input from research and development (R&D) engineers via virtual teams. Consequently, engineers also get more expertise in diminutive timeframes. Virtual R&D teams present the key impetus to the technology acquisition process. The present knowledge-economy era is characterized by short product life-cycles. Virtual R&D teams may reduce time-to-market, make available a large pool of new product know-how and provide greater flexibilities, which are the key...

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, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid & Zahari Taha
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). Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development. [Full Length Research Paper]. Scientific Research and Essay, 7(21), 1971-1985.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed, Zahari Taha & Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid
At present, the existing literature shows that the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams for new product development are still ambiguous. To address this problem, a research design was developed, which includes detailed literature review, preliminary model and field survey. From literature review, the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual teams are identified and these factors are modified using a field survey. The relationship between knowledge workers (people), process and technology in...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2010). SMEs; Virtual research and development (R&D) teams and new product development: A literature review [Review]. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 5(7), 916–930.

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

Jafarnejad, A., Golnam, A., & Ale Ebrahim, N. (2009). Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iran: An Empirical Study Using Structural Equation Modelling. Middle East FORUM, 1(9), 71-85.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Ahmad Jafarnejad & Arash Golnam
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...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2010). Critical Factors for New Product Developments in SMEs Virtual Team. [Full Length Research Paper]. African Journal of Business Management, 4(11), 2247-2257.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are considered as an engine for economic growth all over the world and especially for developing countries. During the past decade, new product development (NPD) has increasingly been recognized as a critical factor in ensuring the continued survival of SMEs. On the other hand, the rapid rate of market and technological changes has accelerated in the past decade, so this turbulent environment requires new methods and techniques to bring successful...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., Abdul Rashid, S. H., Taha, Z., & Wazed, M. A. (2012). Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs. Advanced Materials Research, 433-440, 1653-1659.

Nader Ale Ebrahim
This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The study focused on the influence of virtual research and development (R&D) teams within Malaysian manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The specific objective of the study is better understanding of the application of collaborative technologies in business, to find the effective factors to assist SMEs to remain competitive in the future. The paper stresses to find an answer for...

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
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...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2011). Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration. Academic Leadership Journal, 9(4), 1-5.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
Introduction: With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast becoming the norm in education and industry [1]. Information technology (IT) creates many new inter-relationships among businesses, expands the scope of industries in which a company must compete to achieve the competitive advantage. Information systems and technology allow companies to coordinate their activities in distant geographic locations [2]. IT is providing the infrastructure necessary to support the development of new...

Ale Ebrahim, N., Ahmed, S., & Taha, Z. (2011). Virtual Teams and Management Challenges. Academic Leadership Journal, 9(3), 1-7.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
Introduction: Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in creating the knowledge that makes business more competitive. Virtual teams are growing in popularity [1] and many organizations have responded to their dynamic environments by introducing virtual teams. Additionally, the rapid development of new communication technologies such as the Internet has accelerated this trend so that today, most of the larger organization employs virtual teams to some degree [2]. A growing number of flexible and adaptable organizations have...

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, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, Shamsuddin Ahmed & Zahari Taha
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....

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