What is it about?

This paper provides a comprehensive review on different aspects of virtual teams based on authentic and reputed publications. This paper seeks to address some of the gaps in the existing extensive literature on virtual teams as a general and virtual R&D teams in new product development in SMEs, as a concentrate topic.

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Why is it important?

Covering previous literatures, the research gaps derive and propose the way of further studies and recommend are provided. Along extending future research some managerial implication will be discussed. It is argued that the preparation for virtual R&D team working should be given consideration in the management of R&D new product development projects.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations.

Dr Nader Ale Ebrahim
Alzahra University

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This page is a summary of: Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend, SSRN Electronic Journal, January 2010, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.1729060.
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