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2006 Technology Management for the Global Future - PICMET 2006 Conference

Date 8-13 July 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C1
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  • Copyright page

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): ii
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  • Preface

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  • Dedication

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  • Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Board of directors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): vii
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  • Program Committee

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): viii
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  • Local Arrangements Committee (LAC)

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): ix
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  • PICMET'06 Acknowledgments

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  • Broadcast Search in Problem Solving: Attracting Solutions From the Periphery

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): xi
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    The purpose of this study is to explore an alternative mechanism of problem solving that focuses on broadcasting problems to diverse and peripheral problem solvers, what I call broadcast search. Broadcasting problems is a radical departure from traditional problem solving as it involves problem holders engaging in as little problem-solving as possible - instead they attempt to interest a heterogen... View full abstract»

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):xiii - xxviii
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  • Models of Resource Agility of an Enterprise

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2431 - 2436
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    Agility is meant as a feature enabling the enterprise to use opportunities and avoid the threats. Agile enterprise is oriented on using the market opportunities. The ability is dependent on the resources the enterprise possesses or which are in its disposal. The resources can be classified into four following groups: material technologies, finance, social, and knowledge. In the paper the variety o... View full abstract»

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  • The Evaluation of the Best Timing of Enterprise's Investment in Mainland China and Estimate Break-Even by the Combination of Scenario Analysis and FMEA Model

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2437 - 2449
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    The goal of this study is to discuss the best timing of entering China to invest and build factory. Using photomask industry of Taiwan as an example, the key variables were derived by the analysis of examining industrial environment, observing the market and technology of global photomask industry and contrasting with China's semiconductor industrial environment, and the investment strategies of i... View full abstract»

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  • Broadcast Search in Problem Solving: Attracting Solutions from the Periphery1

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2450 - 2468
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    The purpose of this study is to explore an alternative mechanism of problem solving that focuses on broadcasting problems to diverse and peripheral problem solvers, what I call broadcast search. Broadcasting problems is a radical departure from traditional problem solving as it involve problem holders engaging in as little problem-solving as possible - instead they attempt to interest a heterogene... View full abstract»

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  • Supertug Simulation Feasibility Study

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2469 - 2476
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    In this paper we conduct a feasibility study using simulation for AirTran Airways at their hub in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). This study pertains to using super-tug to transport aircraft to and from the airline's maintenance facility. The purchasing price for these super-tugs is around a quarter of a million dollars. This study attempts to investigate the possibility of... View full abstract»

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  • Entrepreneurship or Nucleation? From Tiny Crystals to Ocean via Innovation and Technology

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2477 - 2479
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    The formation of a new business depends on many factors. These are the initial investment budget, the risks, the competitors and the global business medium but the formation of a new idea is the most critical one among the other factors. The creation of this new idea has been modeled on a material science concept. The formation of a new crystal requires huge amount of energy from the environment w... View full abstract»

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  • The Venture Capitalist's Choice of Exit Strategy

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2480 - 2491
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    Profit is the venture capitalist's ultimate goal. Therefore, it is vital for there to be an optimal exit strategy choice for maximal returns on investment. Few previous studies address the issue of exit strategy, resulting in an absence of full-scale research. The relationships among the influencing factors, exit strategies, and investment duration are probed in this study. Fourteen influencing fa... View full abstract»

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  • Crossing the Chasm: The XID Technologies Story

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2492 - 2498
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    XID Technologies is a face processing start up company built initially around a disruptive face recognition technology. The technology innovation came from Kent Ridge Digital Labs, a publicly funded software research laboratory in Singapore. Face recognition is the least intrusive and harmless among the various biometric solutions available in the market. The basic approach to human face recogniti... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring How Product Development Practices Differ for Radical, More Innovative and Incremental Innovations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2499 - 2509
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    Researchers have argued that what may be sound management practice for the development of incremental innovations may well be detrimental to the development of radical innovations. Accordingly, researchers have sought to document differences in development practices for these two classes of innovations. Much of the research that has looked at development practices for radical innovations consists ... View full abstract»

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  • TRIZ and Axiomatic Design: A Review of Manufacturing Case-Studies & Their Compatibility

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2510 - 2520
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    With increasing competition in the market, expediting the problem solving process has become crucial in the industry. Techniques such as Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and Axiomatic Design (AD) have been widely applied for this purpose. This paper reviews practical applications of TRIZ and AD in solving industrial problems related to designing and manufacturing. We propose that applica... View full abstract»

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  • Feature Analysis of an Information Systems Product Development

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2521 - 2527
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    Improving the product development processes are gaining importance as the competitive business environment creates this need. "Customer" becomes the main focus in the new product development area and customer desires take the first place in this matter. To coordinate the product development processes, companies increase collaboration, and support decision making between the customers and the firm.... View full abstract»

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  • A Multi-Stage Problem Formulation for Concept Selection for Improved Product Design

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2528 - 2538
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    In this paper, a new concept selection method is proposed and its application is demonstrated. The utility theory based proposed method formulates the concept selection problem as a multi-stage decision. The proposed method has improvements in its ease of use, and accounting for potentially coupled decisions in comparison to other methods found in the literature. We first present a comprehensive r... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge transfer for new product introduction

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2539 - 2564
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    The article consists of a Powerpoint presentation on knowledge transfer for new product introduction. The areas discussed include: sustainable innovation system needed by the West Midlands automotive industry to remain competitive in the international market; actor network theory (ANT); global commodity change (GCC); knowledge management; knowledge intensive service activities (KISA) & knowled... View full abstract»

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  • New Product Development and Innovation: Literature Explorations and Decriptions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2565 - 2576
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    This paper explores the New Product Development (NPD) literature by focusing on technological evolution and revolution. Critical success factors in product development are described by real cases. The paper also identifies areas of future study on NPD. Technological evolution is viewed in three perspectives: 1. the best time for new businesses to enter into markets, 2. the incumbents' response to ... View full abstract»

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  • An Evaluation of Analytic and Simulation Models for Organizing the Steps in New Product Development

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2577
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    Summary form only given. Organizing the new product development (NPD) process, in terms of how to locate the steps in the process in relation to each other and determine the information processing links between the steps, is a significant issue for both researchers and practitioners. For example, this work has helped us to understand the appropriateness of concurrent versus sequential engineering.... View full abstract»

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  • An Experiential Approach for Evaluating Product Development Capabilities

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2578
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    Summary form only given. New product development is frequently the most challenging and costly activity undertaken by firms. This paper presents the results from a case study of a process developed to assist one high technology firm assess its capabilities to innovate. This company had suffered several innovation problems, such as, delivering new products behind schedule and over the targeted deve... View full abstract»

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