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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Date Aug. 1987

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial: The team behind the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):121 - 128
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 129
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  • Building high performing engineering project teams

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):130 - 137
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    This article summarizes four years of research into the drivers and barriers of effective teambuilding in engineering work environments. A simple input-output model is presented for organizing and analyzing the various factors which influence team performance. The field survey results supported by correlation analysis indicate that team performance is primarily associated with six driving forces a... View full abstract»

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  • Selecting a group of dissimilar projects for funding

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):138 - 145
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    Federal Agencies carry on a variety of mission-oriented programs. A common type of procurement in such programs involves the issuance of a Request for Proposals and the selection of a number of projects for funding. The proposals may address the development of different components of a system or different components in an overall research program. Factors such as the relative importance of the dif... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the incubator system: Critical success factors to accelerate new company development

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):146 - 155
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    The new business incubator is an innovative system that provides a variety of support systems to entrepreneurs to accelerate new company development, speed the commercialization of technology, and contribute to economic growth. This article presents empirical data on the incubator as a system for entrepreneurship and describes its resources, organizational structure, and objectives. It details ten... View full abstract»

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  • Economies of size of usda agricultural research stations

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):156 - 160
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    The large number of small research stations associated with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the USDA has become a concern of efficiency-minded advisory groups. Cost per unit of output (essentially refereed journal articles) was used to provide a basis for comparisons of productivity among ARS research stations of different size. A U-shaped long run average cost curve fitted to the data ... View full abstract»

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  • Formulating management policies for value engineering/value analysis

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):161 - 171
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    This paper is an introduction to social judgment theory for productivity researchers and managers. It offers a useful theoretical and methodological basis for formulating and analyzing policies for value engineering/value analysis. Assignment of value to a product, process, or service is matter of an individual exercising his or her own judgment, which may vary from person to person. Subjectivity ... View full abstract»

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  • Decision making under conflicting criteria — A case study

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):172 - 177
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    In this paper, an actual case study in health planning is presented to illustrate the principles involved in solving optimization problems under conflicting criteria. The case study involves the planning and implementation of a comprehensive health maintenance program by the U.S. Air Force. At the request of USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, both analytical and simulation studies were carried out... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of R&D management which influence information needs

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):178 - 183
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    The information needs of mid- and upper-level R&D managers are identified by reviewing their environment, functions, and communication patterns from an information systems perspective. The information problems in R&D, such as inability to respond rapidly and failure of analytical support methods, are seen as symptoms of the mismatch of information needs and the information systems em... View full abstract»

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  • Defining the new product strategy

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):184 - 193
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    New products are critical to the growth and survival of most corporations. The new product strategy is the master plan that guides the product innovation efforts of the firm, and links new product development to the corporate plan. This article looks first at what a product innovation strategy is, its role in the corporation, and why an innovation strategy is essential to an effective new product ... View full abstract»

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  • A study of the factors which affect technology transfer in a multilocation multibusiness unit corporation

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):194 - 201
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    Twenty-four persons from ten GTE organizations conducted a study to determine what factors affected the transfer of technology from GTE Laboratories to GTE business units. The group agreed on a definition of, and model for, technology transfer. Twenty-one examples were analyzed to identify factors facilitating and factors inhibiting the process. They are categorized by the nature of the research t... View full abstract»

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  • Essentials of high technology marketing — William L. Shanklin and John K. Ryans, Jr.

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):202 - 203
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  • Conference announcement: 1987 IEEE Conference on Management and Technology

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 204
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  • Articles to be published in future issues of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 205
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  • Visiting professorship in management of industrial R&D and innovation at the research unit on management of technology and innovation, Christian Alberchts University of Kiel, W. Germany

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 206
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  • Research management

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):207 - 208
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  • Journal of management studies

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 209
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  • R&D Management Vol. 17 No 2 April 1987

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 210
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):211 - 212
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Aims & Scope

Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas