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IEMC 96 Proceedings. International Conference on Engineering and Technology Management. Managing Virtual Enterprises: A Convergence of Communications, Computing, and Energy Technologies

18-20 Aug. 1996

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  • Towards a better human resources management within the virtual corporation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18 - 22
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    Career development contributes towards (i) answering fundamental concerns regarding the need for human resources planning in a virtual corporation; (ii) satisfying this need through human resources recruitment; (iii) putting emphasis on skills during human resources evaluation; and (iv) expanding those skills with training. This paper shows how career development represents a route that should be ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual enterprises and the growth of the information sector in Canada

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):74 - 78
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    Virtual enterprises are essentially information enterprises. This paper presents an assessment of the economic impact of such enterprises by an analysis based on an estimation of the number of information workers in Canada, their contribution to the national production and their labor productivity. View full abstract»

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  • Proceedings of SPDP '96: 8th IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Strategic enterprise realization and transformation processes in the virtual organization era

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):402 - 408
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    In this paper we introduce a process model of the enterprise in the virtual organization era, having at its core a fundamental ever-active enterprise realization process. This core process is composed of three main subprocesses: the enterprise transformation process, the organizational learning process and the value creation process. Where the transformation process was in the past a big-event pro... View full abstract»

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  • Research on the “Agglomeration Economies” model-analysis of the development of high technology zone

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):89 - 93
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    We have presented the agglomeration economies model using the system dynamics model, drawing from the practices of the Beijing Municipality Experimental Zone for the Development of New Technology Industries (the Beijing Experimental Zone). Our agglomeration economies model describes the critical mass required for high technology zone development. It also captures phenomenon that when the factors a... View full abstract»

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  • Management information and control system for research administration

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):12 - 17
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    Presents a management control system and a management information system for the problem of research administration in a service organization. We assume a centrally managed process with a decentralized resource and operation. A model control system is developed that emulates the management controls in a simplified fashion. The administration process is assumed to be performed as a cascade system w... View full abstract»

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  • Matching Team Management Strategy With The Organizational Culture

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Decision support re product development

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):334 - 340
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    The paper reports findings from ongoing research and propose an outline for structuring early requirements for product development, supporting decision making. Organizations have to find ways to monitor changing market demands in new ways, interpret and translate those demands into company language and funnel them through an efficient decision process View full abstract»

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  • Requirements for virtual enterprise management in developing countries

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):84 - 88
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    The management of Virtual Enterprises (VE) in developing countries faces different challenges then in industrialized countries. However, using the framework proposed by the Agility Forum as reference, some analysis can be done. In developing countries deficits in infrastructure have to be regarded, yet the cultural behavior in these areas outlines potentials for a successful application of VE. Thi... View full abstract»

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  • A model for analysis of dynamic characteristics of strategic alliance

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):776 - 780
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    Based on the standard theory of the firm, a dynamic model for the study of R&D management in a strategic alliance is presented. The model provides insight into the firm's behavior in a strategic alliance with R&D activity. By using this dynamic model, the optimal level of technology for a firm can be determined from the profit maximization viewpoint. The model indicates that firms with com... View full abstract»

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  • Tentative guidelines for publications rights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 11
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    This paper presents an empirical formula for the calculation of contribution weights of individuals participating in a group research. The objective is to identify the most elements that lead to documented results of the investigation. It was found that these elements are: initiation of the research idea; execution of the research idea; services of the research idea; data analysis; and writeup. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of owner involvement on innovation: lessons from power plant projects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):391 - 401
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    Information asymmetry between suppliers and buyers constitutes a major barrier to innovations. Incorporating novel solutions into engineering projects increases the problems of calculating long-term costs and benefits. Industrial marketing suggests that overcoming these barriers is easier when owners are knowledgeable and involved in the design process. Our study examines whether the same proposit... View full abstract»

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  • Structuring a virtual team working coordination system (Vtwcs) in the management of projects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):328 - 333
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    The intention of the paper is to develop a system model and to propose a virtual environment or a team working coordination system (VTWCs) for the computer supported design coordination (DC) towards managing a project and multidisciplinary design teams. To this end, the paper develops a structure of DC which can be used for modelling an appropriate computer support environment. Based on this frame... View full abstract»

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  • The virtual enterprise and the sources of technology in discontinuous innovation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):470 - 474
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    While there is recognition that technological advance is at the heart of the ability to introduce discontinuous innovation, most studies have not directly addressed the scope or characteristics of the technological contribution, or the management of the sources of the technological contribution. This paper focuses on identifying sources of discontinuous innovation, particularly with respect to int... View full abstract»

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  • Profile of the virtual employee and their office

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):79 - 83
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    Successful virtual enterprises are highly dependent on productive and efficient employees. A mix of technical knowledge, behavior attributes, and leadership skills enable a virtual associate. Enterprises can no longer employ professionals from “cradle to grave ”. In a competitive, global environment where value added and cost containment are key, the virtual employee reins View full abstract»

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  • The application of the principal component method in business cycle analysis and prediction

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):770 - 775
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    In the paper, we explain the theory of the principal component method first. And then, we use it in the analysis of business cycle. The result the application of the method are also shown in the paper. We can see that this is a practical and less complicated method in economic analysis, and it can result in reasonable and practicable results View full abstract»

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  • Teaching multimedia for management through distance learning

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):705 - 709
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    A paradigm for distance learning is introduced, and the present state of distance learning technology is reviewed. The development and delivery of a new course, “Multimedia and Visualization for Decision Makers”, is presented as a case study. The course emphasizes competence in using visualization for presentation and problem solving, in understanding how multimedia is used in business... View full abstract»

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  • Information management for knowledge amplification in virtual enterprise

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):281 - 285
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (14)
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    Based on an analysis of Sony's practice, the core of innovation in product development is viewed in the paper as knowledge amplification, which depends on an iterative exploration cycle and information emergence through the cycle by capturing both articulable and tacit knowledge. An information system for knowledge amplification in the virtual enterprise is proposed, which includes a symbiotic net... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent software agents as tools for managing ethical issues in organisations caused by the introduction of new information technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1 - 5
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    We reconsider the notion of value in the context of information technology (IT), and show how the introduction of new IT can change values in organisations. Subsequently we introduce the notion of intelligent software agents (ISAs) as autonomous, social, reactive, proactive and subservient software computer systems. We further look at how the introduction of ISAs to knowledge intensive industries ... View full abstract»

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  • A mathematical understanding of the success of multidisciplinary development teams

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):386 - 390
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    Today a product development problem has all the characteristics of a complex multi-criteria optimisation problem, with constraints that are often interdependent and sometimes conflicting. Until quite recently, a functionally organised development organisation would take 3-7 years to solve such a problem. Each step in the development process is doing a sub-optimisation over a limited set of constra... View full abstract»

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  • ScoreCarding: a case study in effective management of virtual enterprises

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):323 - 327
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    To compete, successful companies must often integrate technical expertise or disciplines from outside their traditional areas of operation. Virtual organizations are formed, combining individuals and companies with widely divergent viewpoints and methods of operation. By their very nature, these teams face challenges in operating effectively and staying focused on overall goals. The paper presents... View full abstract»

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  • Process improvements in distributed computing support in a large corporate environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):533 - 534
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    The paper describes process improvements made in supporting computer workstations in a large corporate environment. Over 10000 computer workstations are supported. Many are in engineering organizations, but workstations in manufacturing and business management organizations are also supported. A central support function was restructured to provide support in geographic zones. Other issues addresse... View full abstract»

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  • Management of software development processes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):253 - 257
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    Projects act as a process carefully combined of lower level processes. Disturbances can cause this process to act unpredictably. None of the reasons that initiate disturbances can be foreseen. The object model of project organization is presented. The adoptable object model can be used to simulate a software engineering project management plan. The simulation can give us significant insight into t... View full abstract»

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  • Reengineering businesses into “virtual enterprises”

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):464 - 469
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    The presentation is intended for business architects and executives with vision and fortitude, who seek to reengineer their operations for competitive advantage and leadership, while repositioning their enterprises to leverage the new world of NAFTA, GATT and global commerce for prosperity and growth. It will deal with: phase I-preparation; phase II-implementation; and phase III-management. You wi... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia as value enabler for decision making in virtual enterprises

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):34 - 41
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    Decision making in organizations, as contrasted with virtual enterprises, is based on physical, communicating, functional departments. The twin technologies of computing and communication, and the need for management problem-solving expertise have made it necessary to have a virtual enabler for effective decision making in enterprise processes. This paper brings out value-added aspects of multimed... View full abstract»

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