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Issue 2 • May 2014

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial for May 2014 Issue

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):209 - 212
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  • Business Models and Tactics in New Product Creation: The Interplay of Effectuation and Causation Processes

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):213 - 224
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    Effectuation and causation are two contrasting approaches to new business development. We argue that these two approaches are generic decision-making mechanisms that can coexist with one another and that they are configured in specific ways during different phases in the process of new product creation. These decision-making mechanisms are influenced by internal and external market factors: the na... View full abstract»

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  • Distribution and Equitable Sharing of Value From Information Sharing Within Serial Supply Chains

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):225 - 236
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    This paper studies the incentive issues that arise when firms in a multilevel supply chain create value jointly by investing in information sharing. We consider three types of information sharing: (1) supply-chain-wide information sharing; (2) downstream information sharing; and (3) upstream information sharing. We showed that the value of information sharing is higher for the upstream firms than ... View full abstract»

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  • Product Remanufacturing: A Real Options Approach

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):237 - 250
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    In this paper, we consider a firm that leases a single product to a service provider under the assumption that this firm can decide when to replace the leased product and remanufacture it. The cost of remanufacturing is assumed to follow a geometric Brownian motion process, which is characterized by its drift and volatility. Under these assumptions, we construct and analyze a basic real options mo... View full abstract»

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  • Divide and Conquer? ${k}$-Means Clustering of Demand Data Allows Rapid and Accurate Simulations of the British Electricity System

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):251 - 260
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    We use a k-means clustering algorithm to partition national electricity demand data for Great Britain and apply a novel profiling method to obtain a set of representative demand profiles for each year over the period 1994-2005. We then use a simulated dispatch model to assess the accuracy of these daily profiles against the complete dataset on a year-to-year basis. We find that the use of data par... View full abstract»

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  • Learning and International Knowledge Transfer in Latecomer Firms: The Case of Taiwan's Flat Panel Display Industry

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):261 - 274
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    Most catch up studies focus on “external” foreign sources of technological learning as a means of building up latecomer technological capability. By contrast, strategic management studies in advanced countries center on the “internal” sources of organizational learning and routines (including R&D) within a firm, aimed at developing and renewing its knowledge and its... View full abstract»

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  • Reconceptualizing the Service Paradox in Engineering Companies: Is HR a Missing Link?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):275 - 284
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    Many global engineering organizations have gradually shifted away from the provision of tangible products toward the provision of high-value-combined product-service solutions. This business paradigm is purported to represent a key strategic opportunity for such firms, and has attracted the attention of practitioners, consultants, and researchers. However, it has also been recognized that many fir... View full abstract»

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  • Response to Buyout Options in Internet Auctions

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):285 - 297
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    A buyout option allows a bidder to acquire an auctioned product immediately at a posted price without going through the hassle of monitoring the auction process and submitting bids. This study examines the influence of three forms of buyout options, namely, temporary without reserve price (TempNR) (i.e., option ceases to exist once the first bid is received), temporary with reserve price (TempR) (... View full abstract»

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  • Organizing Interrelated Activities in Complex Product Development

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):298 - 309
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    An important decision problem faced by design managers is identifying an appropriate sequence of many interrelated activities. This study presents an effective tool for determining the activity sequence with minimum total feedback length in a design structure matrix. This problem can be modeled as the linear ordering problem with quadratic objective function and is extremely difficult to solve eve... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Decision Support for Air Power Potential

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):310 - 322
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    Wars of all degrees and intensities have the potential to intensely affect the economic, social, political, and institutional values of a nation. Among air power (AP) , land power, and sea power, AP plays the most decisive role in the outcome of any war. Formation of any air combat unit ( ACU) to encounter hostility is faced with twofold problems. The first one lies in raising the unit taking into... View full abstract»

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  • Identification of Clusters and Interfaces for Supporting the Implementation of Change Requests

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):323 - 335
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    Due to the presence of dependence linkages, changing one element of a product (e.g., functions and components) can trigger changes to other related elements and lead to numerous possible propagation paths (i.e., the “snowball effect”). To address this issue, this paper proposes the matrix-based clustering method. Two matrix models are considered in this research: design structure mat... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Decision Making in Technology Standards Battles Based on a Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):336 - 348
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    In many markets, battles are fought over technology standards. Often, these battles result in a single standard that achieves dominance. Decision making in standards battles is complex due to the lack of insights about the factors that influence the outcome of such battles. These include the characteristics of the standard, the stakeholders, the standard supporters, and the standard support strate... View full abstract»

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  • Managing Highly Innovative Projects: The Influence of Design Characteristics on Project Valuation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):349 - 361
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    The climate change debate and economic recovery strategies in various industries demand highly innovative projects featuring stretched performance goals for developing clean technology. These projects face multiple sources of uncertainty in high risk situations, and require specialized know-how and longer periods for revenue growth than their counterparts in other industries. We use data from 207 ... View full abstract»

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  • Improved Mean and Variance Estimating Formulas for PERT Analyses

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):362 - 369
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    The program evaluation and review technique (PERT) is a popular method for measuring and controlling activity progress in projects. Its structure is simple, and the result is fairly accurate as long as none of its base assumptions is violated. Many authors have challenged these assumptions and suggested improvements to the mean and variance formulas. This paper quantifies the accuracy of a wide ra... View full abstract»

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  • An Extension of the AHP Dummy Pivot Modeling Applied to the Restructuring of the Iron and Steel Industry in China

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):370 - 380
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    The iron and steel industry of China has a wide distribution structure, which leads to low production efficiency, high resource use, and weak bargaining power among global competitors. A carefully planned and executed restructuring of the industry will provide the enterprise with a competitive advantage. Making the optimal restructuring decisions, however, is not easy because: 1) the decisions inv... View full abstract»

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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Related Conferences

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 381
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    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 382
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  • May 2014 IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Readership Survey

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):383 - 384
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  • Papers to be Published in Future Issues of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 385
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  • Special issue in memory of Albert H. Rubenstein

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):386 - 387
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  • Together, we are advancing technology

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 388
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C3
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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