Analytic collaboration in virtual innovation projects

Krista K.B. Ko, Kin Man To, Z. M. Zhang, Wai Ting Ngai, Theresa L.K. Chan

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Researchers attend to innovation and collaboration issues. Yet, the relevant literature devotes scant attention to the relationship between collaboration effectiveness and virtual innovation team context, while there are clear indications that both subjects relate with growing concerns in today's business setting. This article reviews extant literature and state-of-the art collaboration systems, and elucidate dynamic contextual factors among virtual innovation team members. The results show the antecedents and interrelationship among these factors, suggesting an optimal collaboration model for virtual innovation project teams. This paper documents the empirical observations of a virtual innovation project for advanced textile manufacturing technologies, and examines the due collaboration taking place among different project participants. Understanding the set of contextual factors emerging from virtual innovation projects can help managers classify, and employ the most effective collaboration mechanism for enhancing the corresponding project performance and effectiveness pragmatically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1334
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Business Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • Antecedents
  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative work
  • Coordination mechanism
  • Innovation
  • Virtual project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing

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