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Nader Ale Ebrahim has Technology Management PhD degree from the Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He holds a Master of Science in the mechanical engineering from University of Tehran with distinguished honors, as well as more than 17 years experience in the establishing R&D department in different companies, project director and project coordinator and Knowledge based system implemented in R&D department. His current research interests are focused on managing virtual new product development teams in SMEs R&D centers. His papers/articles have presented in the several Journals and conferences.

 

 RESEARCH INTEREST

 

  1. Technology Management,
  2. Virtual R&D teams,
  3. Virtual Teams,
  4. Stage-Gate,
  5. Global Virtual Teams,
  6. Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development,
  7. R&D Management,
  8. Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs),
  9. Industrial Engineering,
  10. New Product Development,
  11. Collaborative systems,
  12. Electronic-Collaboration,
  13. Collaboration Technology,
  14. Concurrent Engineering,

 

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Articles

 

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Virtual R&D Teams Definition, Nader Ale Ebrahim's White Papers (2012)

Introduction: The literature related to virtual R&D teams reveals a lack of depth in the...

 

 

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Effective Virtual Teams for New Product Development (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha), Scientific Research and Essay (2012)

At present, the existing literature shows that the factors which influence the effectiveness of virtual...

 

 

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Technology Use in the Virtual R&D Teams (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha), American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2012)

Problem statement: Although, literature proves the importance of the technology role in the effectiveness of...

 

 

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Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, Zahari Taha, and M. A. Wazed), Advanced Materials Research (2012)

This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The...

 

 

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The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs (with Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, Shamsuddin Ahmed, and Zahari Taha), Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (2011)

The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), Academic Leadership Journal (2011)

Introduction: With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast...

 

 

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Virtual Teams and Management Challenges (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), Academic Leadership Journal (2011)

Introduction: Collaboration is becoming increasingly important in creating the knowledge that makes business more competitive....

 

 

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Work Together...When Apart Challenges and What is Need for Effective Virtual Teams (with R. R. Raval, Shamsuddin Ahmed, and Zahari Taha), Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Business Management and Administration (2010)

Increasingly competitive global markets and accelerating technological changes have increased the need for people to...

 

 

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Critical Factors for New Product Developments in SMEs Virtual Team (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), African Journal of Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. , September 4, 2010 (2010)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are considered as an engine for economic growth all over...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams and SMEs Growth: A Comparative Study Between Iranian and Malaysian SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), African Journal of Business Management (2010)

This paper explores potential advantages of using virtual teams for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

 

 

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SMEs; Virtual Research and Development (R&D) Teams and New Product Development: A Literature Review (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), International Journal of the Physical Sciences (2010)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Their continued...

 

 

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Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Iran: An Empirical Study Using Structural Equation Modeling (with Ahmad Jafarnejad and Arash Golnam), Middle East FORUM (2009)

This paper examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iran by applying the...

 

 

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Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), African Journal of Marketing Management (2009)

In today’s dynamic marketplace, manufacturing companies are under strong pressure to introduce new products for...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Literature Review (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), Scientific Research and Essays (2009)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the driving engine behind economic growth. While SMEs play...

 

 

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Virtual Teams for New Product Development: An Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), European Journal of Educational Studies (2009)

New interaction tools such as internet allow companies to gain valuable input from research and...

 

 

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Innovation and R&D Activities in Virtual Team (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), European Journal of Scientific Research (2009)

Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at the regional and national level. In...

 

 

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Virtual Teams: A Literature Review, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (2009)

In the competitive market, virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting...

 

 

Conference Papers

 

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Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information Technology (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2011)

Literature proves the importance of the role of information technology in increasing the effectiveness of...

 

 

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Virtual Collaborative R&D Teams in Malaysia Manufacturing SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2011)

This paper presents the results of empirical research conducted during March to September 2009. The...

 

 

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The Effectiveness of Virtual R&D Teams in SMEs: Experiences of Malaysian SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2010)

The number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), especially those involved with research and development...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams: A potential growth of education-industry collaboration (with Shamsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2010)

In this paper, we present our more than two years research experiences on virtual R&D...

 

 

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Virtual Teams: A New Opportunity to Develop a Business (with Samsuddin Ahmed, Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid, and Zahari Taha) (2010)

Virtual teams give many advantages to organizations, including increased knowledge sharing and improve organizational performance....

 

 

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Benefits and Pitfalls of Virtual R&D Teams: An Empirical Study (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2010)

In this paper, advantages and drawbacks of virtual teams in research and development (R&D) are...

 

 

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Envisages of New Product Developments in Small and Medium Enterprises through Virtual Team (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha), Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010)

New product development (NPD) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) virtual team has not been...

 

 

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SMEs and Virtual R&D Teams: A Motive Channel for Relationship between SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

This paper explores potential advantages and barriers of virtual teams toward making an interrelation between...

 

 

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A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

In today’s dynamic marketplace, companies are under strong pressure to introduce new products for long-term...

 

 

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INNOVATION PROCESS IS FACILITATED IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT OF R&D TEAMS (with Mohammad Ali Shafia, Shamsuddin Ahmed, and Zahari Taha) (2009)

Innovation is becoming the most important key issue for company's success in the 21st century....

 

 

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Virtual Teams for NPD – an Innovative Experience for R&D Engineers (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

New interaction tools such as internet allows companies to gain valuable input from research and...

 

 

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Virtuality, innovation and R&D activities (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

Innovation plays a central role in economic development, at regional and national level. In the...

 

 

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Consideration of the virtual team work and disabled citizens, as promising opportunity providers for the e-government infrastructure's formation (with Mohammad Ali Shafia, Sumsuddin Ahmed, and Zahari Taha) (2009)

The Information area has revolutionized the workplace. Douglas Kruse, a professor of human resources and...

 

 

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Virtual Teams and Management Challenges (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

As a result of globalization and advances in information and communication technologies, the increased use...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams: Innovation and Technology Facilitator (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

Innovation is becoming the most important key issue for company’s success in the 21st century....

 

 

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Virtual R&D team: Technology Transfer Facilitator (with Mohammad Ali Shafia and Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli) (2009)

A conceptual model is proposed which facilitate the process of technology transfer by applying a...

 

 

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SMEs: ERP or Virtual Collaboration Teams (with Shansuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2009)

Small firms are indeed the engines of global economic growth. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

 

 

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Virtual Environments Innovation and R&D Activities: Management Challenges (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

Companies will not survive long unless they join a threefold revolution in management itself, innovation,...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams: A Sustainable Infrastructure for Promoting SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are a major part of the industrial economies. Their...

 

 

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Dealing with Virtual R&D Teams in New Product Development (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

National and global collaboration in research and development (R&D) is becoming increasingly important in creating...

 

 

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Virtual R&D Teams for NPD in SMEs: Past, Present and Future Trend (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

This paper provides a comprehensive review on different aspects of virtual teams based on authentic...

 

 

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Concurrent Collaboration in Research and Development (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

Integration is the essence of current research and development (R&D) activity in many organizations. Integration...

 

 

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New Product Development in Virtual Environment (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

Purpose - The literature on the topic has evolved exponentially since eight years ago. Relaying...

 

 

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Literature, Principle and the basics of Network Value Creation in R&D: The relationship with economy (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

The internationalization of R&D network is a recent phenomenon. In this knowledge based environment, the...

 

 

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R&D Networking and value Creation in SMEs (with Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha) (2008)

Research and development (R&D) activities are fundamental drivers of value creation in today’s technology-based Small...

 

 

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Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change (with Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli and Arash Golnam) (2008)

Nothing is permanent except change. Many authors stress that the reason for the failure of...

 

 

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Virtual Marketing in Virtual Enterprises (with Hamid A. Fattahi and Arash Golnam) (2008)

Virtualization caused tremendous evolution in the economics of marketing channels, patterns of physical distribution and...

 

 

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Globalization of R&D and Developing Countries (with Arash Golnam and Ali Ghazizadeh) (2007)

Reflecting a broader trend towards the off shoring of services, a number of developing countries...

 

 

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R&D Management in Iran, Opportunities and Threats (with Ali Ghazizadeh, Arash Golnam, and Hamid Tahbaz Tavakoli) (2007)

Research and Development (R&D) management in Iran has faced many barriers and obstacles, in which...

 

 

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Heavy Duty Fleet and Transportation in Iran the Past, the Present Condition, the future perspectives and its interaction with Economy (with Arash Golnam) (2006)

Since the ancient times Iran has always played a significant role in the Transportation Industry...

 

 

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Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for R&D Management and the Role of the R&D Society for its Improvement – A Case Study in Iran (with Reza R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, Arash Golnam, M. Vasei, and Ali Ghazizadeh-Moghaddam) (2006)

Research and Development (R&D) management in Iran is faced to many barriers and obstacles, in...

 

 

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Knowledge Management in Iran (with Ali Ghazizadeh and Arash Golnam) (2006)

In the highly competitive global market, only organizations survive in which, knowledge has replaced labor...

 

 

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Applying System Dynamics to Confront Complex Decision Making in R&D Systems (with Arash Golnam) (2005)

Research and development has always played a strategically important role in the survival and the...

 

 

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Research, Development, Production and Performance of heavy duty CNG fleets in Iran (with Maziar Rostamnezhad and Ali Momeni) (2005)

n recent years, along with the trend toward clean air and less dependency to imported...

 

 

Presentations

 

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Approach to Conduct an Effective Literature Review, Academic Collaboration Centre for Publication Promotion (2012)

This presentation introduces a guideline for conducting an effective literature review. The target audience is...

 

 

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Publication Marketing Tools - “Enhancing Research Visibility and Improving Citations”, University of Malaya (2012)

Research needs to be explained clearly to others to colleagues, to educational bodies, and to...

 

 

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An Introduction to The Effective Use of Research Tools Box, Research Tools in Education Series (2012)

This presentation is prepared to assist students who seek to reduce the search time by...

 

 

 

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How to increase h-index , AGM (2011)

Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is a halfway of receiving citation in...

 

 

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How to Conduct a Literature Review, University of Malaya (2011)
 

 

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EPD 2010: 3 Minutes Competition-Winner of the second prize of the challenge., Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (2010)

The Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya organized "ENGINEERING POSTGRADUATE DAY" (EPD 2010) on Tuesday,...

 

 

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Managing Research Candidature, University of Malaya (2010)
 

 

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Research Tools, University of Malaya (2010)

This presentation file is designed to help students who seek to reduce the search time...

 

 

 

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Demystifying the Legend of Resistance to Change (with HAMID TAHBAZ TAVAKOLI and Arash Golnam), IAMOT 2008 : 17th International Conference on Management of Technology (2008)

Nothing is permanent except change. Many authors stress that the reason for the failure of...

 

 

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Applying System Dynamics to Confront Complex Decision Making in R&D Systems : A Knowledge Based Approach (with Arash Golnam), 5th conference of Industries and Mines R&D Centers (2005)

Research and development has always played a strategically important role in the survival and the...

 

 

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The biggest experience to reduce environmental pollutants by substitute fuel CNG in the Middle East & the Middle Asia (with Ali Momeni and Maziar Rostamnezhad), 9th International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV) Conference, NGV 2004 (2004)

 

Automobile industry is an exhaustive industry bringing development for any country. The industrial capabilities needed...

 

PEER-REVIEW ACTIVITIES

 

  1. International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) - 2012
  2. Technological Forecasting & Social Change (TFSC) - 2012
  3. International Journal of Management and Business Studies (IJMBS) - 2012
  4. Educational Research and Reviews – 2012
  5. Journal of Universal Computing (JUCS) – 2012
  6. The African Journal of Business Management (AJBM)- 2010-2012
  7. Global Journal of Business, Management and Accounting - 2011
  8. The African Journal of Marketing Management (AJMM) – 2011
  9. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET) – 2011
  10. Advanced Science Letters – 2011
  11. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology – 2011
  12. Scientific Research and Essays – 2009-2012
  13. Technological Forecasting & Social Change - 2011

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. December 2010, Second prize of the EPD 2010 challenge, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
  2. 19 March 2010, Winner of Thomson Reuters ResearcherID, Refer-a-Colleague Competition
  3. 10 December 2005: Given recognition as selected researcher (attained second position) at the 2005 Selected Researchers Commemoration Ceremony conducted by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Deputy Directorate for Research, State Scientific Research Center; IRIB, Int’l Conference Center, Tehran, Iran
  4. December 2002: Received commendation letter from the Acting Deputy Director for Planning, Development & Technology for making valuable achievements while serving with the Board of Directors of Specialized Association of Industries & Mines; Ministry of Industries & Mines, Tehran , Iran
  5. March 2005: Received commendation letter from IDRO Chairman of the Managing Board for sincere services as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Toseé Khodro Car Company during the year 2004; Tehran , Iran
  6. December 2002: Given recognition as the Exemplary R&D Unit at the Fourth Research Fair (being the director of the R&D Unit at Mega Motor Company); Tehran, Iran
  7. January 2002: Received commendation letter from the Managing Director of Mega Motor Company for sincere services as Research Deputy Director; Mega Motor Company, Tehran ,Iran
  8. 1995: Attained the first standing among the graduates of Master’s Degree curriculum in Mechanical Engineering ,Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  9. 1992: Attained the first standing among the graduates of Bachelor’s Degree curriculum in Mechanical Engineering; Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  10. August 1993: Received commendation letter for commissioning of controlled temperature rooms at Rafsanjan Pistachio Research Center – Ministry of Agriculture; Rafsanjan Pistachio Research Center, Iran
  11. 28 September 2005: Invited to become a member of the Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association

 

 

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