IEEE Engineering Management Review

Issue 4 • Fourth Quarter 2017

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  • IEEE Engineering Management Review - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Management of technology and innovation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 8
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    THIS is my final issue as Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE's Engineering Management Review. Dr. Joe Sarkis, professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institutes' Foisie School of Business, the new 2018 Editor-in-Chief has been working with his team of Associate Editors to provide thoughtful content for all of us working in the field of managing engineering, technology, and innovation. As you have been infor... View full abstract»

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  • Peggy A. Whitson

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):9 - 11
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    PEGGY A. Whitson (Ph.D.) flew on Expedition 50/51 and participated in four spacewalks, bringing her career total to ten. With a total of 665 days in space, Whitson holds the U.S. record, placing eighth on the all-time space endurance list. The Iowa native also completed two six-month tours of duty aboard the station for Expedition 5 in 2002, and as the station commander for Expedition 16 in 2008 w... View full abstract»

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  • Can two wrongs make a right?

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 12
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    IT has been often said that two wrongs do not make a right. But in engineering and science several nonproductive tries can lead to a successful solution. By not repeating the same failed outcome, we can sometimes find success. View full abstract»

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  • Managing technical professionals: Things to remember (Part 2)

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):13 - 14
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    "MANAGING Technical Professionals: Things to Remember" was published in December 2016 and the article discussed the fundamental questions such as why "become a manager," and whether we are born with management skills or learn them. Dealing with the differences between management and leadership, presents the most challenging aspect of management and the differences common mistake made by managers. ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing technology and innovation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):15 - 17
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    DOES all the literature on Managing Technology and Innovation (MOT) leave us confused and wondering, just how to go about implementing MOT? Do we understand the mindset changes that practicing MOT requires? Many books, thousands of academic papers, editorial commentaries in professional journals, conferences, workshops, forums, a host of academic programs provide guidance on how to manage technolo... View full abstract»

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  • Managing change with a smile

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Managing changes is not always an easy task particularly in organizations with a long history in their way of working. As a result, performing project and program or change management in such organizations requires many skills, one of which is perseverance. An associated Dutch saying thereto is "de aanhouder wint," meaning the person that perseveres will win in the end, with the English equivalent... View full abstract»

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  • Project management tools-software tools

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 25
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    A series of articles about project management tools could hardly be complete without something about project management software. In this fourth article in the series let's think about software-Why is it of value? What is it used for specifically? Which software is the best choice? View full abstract»

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  • Excellent execution in new product development: Improving problem solving

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 27
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    NEW product development inevitably requires solving new problems, innovating, and being creative. Managers can improve their teams' proficiency in creativity, problem solving and new idea generation by strengthening four measurable, trainable competencies. View full abstract»

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  • Ideation to production: Can it be a one man show?

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):28 - 29
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    WE humans, especially engineers, are always full of innovative ideas that we crave to develop into successful products. Surveys show that a large majority of these ideas never reach their prototype phase: If they reach the stage where customers would value the product, results can span the success to failure continuum. With cost and time requirements of the hardware world, engineers and start-ups ... View full abstract»

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  • The arranged marriage

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):30 - 31
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    JUDGING by the title, your first impression may be that I mailed this article to the wrong address. When I was asked to give my perspective on Engineering Management, the first question I asked myself is what new dimensions can I possibly add as each discipline has so much exposure! Especially as someone having worked as both an engineer and a manager in large and small organizations, I have mysel... View full abstract»

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  • Multisensory innovation: Haptic input and its role in product design

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 38
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    For many companies, differentiating their offerings from competitors' value propositions is becoming increasingly challenging. In order to formulate convincing value propositions, a holistic approach is required that takes human perception and sensation into consideration. This article assesses the role of haptics in multisensory product design. It systematically reviews previous research, illustr... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging research institutions' technology transfer supply chain networks' sustainability: Budget resource planning tool development

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):39 - 52
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    Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs) can benefit from patent licensing revenues from the transfer of patented technologies into the commercial marketplace because these added revenues can help research institutions become more sustainable financially. However, many ERIs struggle to succeed in technology transfer. This study describes the development of a university technology transfer supply chai... View full abstract»

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  • How to relate to quality and marketing in project focused environments: A literature review of real-world thinking

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):53 - 64
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    When thinking about product or service quality, one does not usually think of its role with marketing. However, this study indicates otherwise. The study explores how companies conduct market research to optimize customer satisfaction by utilizing process improvement tools. The evidence in this research demonstrates that marketing and quality are in fact correlated. The purpose of this paper is to... View full abstract»

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  • Applying systems thinking and the cognitive cycle to identify approaches to improve wait times in systems with low customer abandonment

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):65 - 79
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    System managers can benefit from applying systems thinking and the cognitive cycle to queueing systems where customers have involuntary, infinite patience, and the number of servers is state-dependent. In these queueing systems, customers do not or cannot renege, and further, the system may not lend itself to analysis under Markovian assumptions. Under these circumstances, managers tasked with imp... View full abstract»

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  • Bill gates: More tech revolutions are coming, and they'll change everything we know

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 80
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  • Right tech, wrong time

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):81 - 85
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  • Agile methods to achieve breakthrough innovation

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):86 - 89
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  • The paradox of human resource analytics: Being mindful of employees

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):90 - 96
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  • Data analytics in human resources: A case study and critical review

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):97 - 102
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  • The rise of data-driven decision-making is real but uneven

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):103 - 105
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  • The serious business of sandboxes

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 105
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The IEEE Engineering Management Review journal, is the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) journal of practice.  EMR serves those who manage technology, engineering and innovation; or people interested in the practical aspects of technical, technology, and engineering management and innovation. The EMR presents state-of-the-art thinking and practices from original contributions that are based on technological developments, actual practice, or strong academic theoretical foundation.  We strongly encourage professionals and academics wishing to share best practices and insights to submit manuscripts.  

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Editor-in-Chief

Joseph Sarkis
Foisie Business School
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
jsarkis@wpi.edu