Development of a New Product Using Two Distributed Teams
Recent trends in globalization of business operations and education has increased the need for global teams. These teams face a variety of challenges. This paper discusses the experience of distributed teams made up of participants from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology and Stanford University in carrying out a design and development assignment. Challenges faced included differences in culture, in time and experience and the use of distributed information to develop a new product. Better product development demanded at least one face-to-face meeting, setting milestone deadlines and heavy use of electronic media, especially telephone and video conferencing.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode, A.I. Igbafe and B.U. Anyata
C. Mbohwa "Development of a New Product Using Two Distributed Teams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 62-64, pp. 557-564, 2009