Development of a New Product Using Two Distributed Teams

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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.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 62-64)

Edited by:

Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode, A.I. Igbafe and B.U. Anyata

Pages:

557-564

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.62-64.557

Citation:

C. Mbohwa "Development of a New Product Using Two Distributed Teams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 62-64, pp. 557-564, 2009

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February 2009

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