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2007 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference

July 29 2007-Aug. 1 2007

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • [Title page]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): i
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  • [Copyright notice]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): ii
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):iii - vii
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  • Creativity mechansm, knowledge management capacity, and innovation performance

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 7
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    We examined the role of knowledge management capacity in the relationship between creativity mechanism and innovation performance. Regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses in a sample of 94 firms. The results indicate that creativity mechanisms are positively related to knowledge management capacity which, in turn, has a positive effect on innovation performance. Our results provide evi... View full abstract»

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  • Model of Technology Foresight: An innovative approach

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):7 - 14
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    Companies are looking for Technology Foresight (TF) models to focus strategy and innovation management. This paper establishes an ldquoimplementationrdquo gap in TF practices based on empirical research in multinational companies in Europe and Japan. The ldquoimplementationrdquo gap refers to the neglected use of TF results in strategy and innovation management. Thus the paper suggests a TF model ... View full abstract»

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  • Relational capital, causal ambiguity, and knowledge transfer performance

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):16 - 21
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    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of relational capital and causal ambiguity on knowledge transfer performance. Regress analysis was used to test the hypotheses in a sample of 97 observations of Taiwanese firms. The findings suggest that firms would achieve a higher degree of knowledge transfer performance if they build up a better relation capital with their partners and if ... View full abstract»

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  • Towards understanding the impact of crisis environments on the distributed cognition of multidisciplinary crisis control center teams

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 35
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    This investigation developed and empirically tested a conceptual framework capturing the systemic impact of crisis environments on distributed cognition phenomena occurring in organizational control centers. A systems approach was used [1] to develop a means of profiling a crisis environment from the perspective of a control center and, separately, [2] to develop a structured view of the interacti... View full abstract»

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  • Why did california electricity crisis occur? A view of multi-agent intelligent simulator

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 41
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    During summer (2000), wholesale electricity prices in California were approximately 500% higher than those during the same months in 1998-1999. The price hike was unexpected by many policy makers and individuals who were involved in the power industry. They have been wondering whether electricity deregulation produces benefits of competition promised to consumers. Unfortunately, no scientific rese... View full abstract»

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  • Philosophical profile of the individual

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):42 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Just as psychological profiles give us an idea on the type of personality of an individual; it can be argued that a philosophical profile can provide similar access to the embedded values of individuals; to delve more into their biases, assumptions and predispositions. Most attempts to define an individual and the way he/she sees reality and the way he/she seeks knowledge has been done through cog... View full abstract»

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  • Ancient wisdom for Engineering Managers: Drucker and Judeo-Christian concepts for managing creativity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):49 - 53
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    This paper discusses some of Peter Drucker's management concepts for ldquoknowledge workersrdquo and correlates them with ancient Judeo-Christian principles. Drucker emphasized contribution and service, morality and the value of the individual-all reflecting wisdom of the ancient principles- all essential for productive engineering creativity. The paper addresses the challenge to engineering manag... View full abstract»

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  • You're Dilbert's new boss — overview of Engineering Management issues

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):54 - 57
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    Many of us have been laughing at Dilbert cartoon sketches for years. Thanks to the creative genius of Scott Adams, many sketches have us laughing on the floor. Our bosses get lampooned as ignorant, irresponsible and just plain crude. But wait a minute! Every one of us is managing. We manage people, projects and money, or we manage all three. Is there just a tiny bit of Dilbert inside each of us? W... View full abstract»

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  • Systematic approach to superior innovation structures

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Companies realize the new challenges arising from disruptive business environments and dasiaroutinizationpsila of innovation. However, the track-record of companies successfully encompassing both, incremental and radical change, has been poor. This paper proposes a systematic approach for practitioners to design innovation structures, process architectures and consistent organizations. The approac... View full abstract»

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  • Creating change and developing large-scale organisations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):65 - 70
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    Public organizations in Britain are undergoing significant changes brought about by the need for the creative modes of service delivery, improved performance, more effective management, and sharpened governance. These are closely linked to initiatives that move the focus of organizations from transactional activity to strategic planning aligned to transformational themes. This paper will analyze t... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of knowledge networking and organizational learning on the performance of organizations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):71 - 78
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    This paper analyzes the impact of different kinds of change on the performance of an organization, depending on the underlying organizational form: hierarchical organizations are optimized top-down with only formal communication, while in networked organizations members have many lateral ties and informal communication channels are available. Based on the hypothesis that in face of change networke... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise system's adaptability and its evaluation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):79 - 83
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    Nowadays enterprises are facing more and more uncertainties and challenges. As an important research topic, the enterprise system's adaptability should be paid more attention by researchers and managers. In this work, we focus on the adaptability of enterprise system, which determines enterprise's sustainable development. Based on prior research, we combine two theories insights: complex adaptive ... View full abstract»

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  • Project management maturity models: towards best practices for virtual teams

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):84 - 89
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    Within the project management community, the concept of project management maturity models has recently been receiving a lot of business and research attention. Although the structure of most models has now been well defined and is quite sophisticated, a lot of potential exists in extending the currently described best practices that are part of these models by additions for specific problem areas... View full abstract»

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  • Systems engineering process standardization and cultural diversity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):90 - 95
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Systems engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the development of large complex systems, managing both the design processes and the design of the systems. As such systems engineering has both a technical and a managerial focus. SE originated during the 1950s as a means to address the problems presented by large and consequently high risk US government acquisitions. The approaches ... View full abstract»

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  • Growth and management systems complexity: Applying the Dunbar hypothesis to high growth organizations

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):96 - 100
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    The Dunbar hypothesis, recently developed from primatology, posits that there is a natural limit to the growth of a group based on the ability of individuals to maintain cohesion. This paper examines the Dunbar hypothesis in relation to the disruptive change and high growth common to technology-intensive industries. In light of Dunbar's conclusions and other research, it examines how this limit ma... View full abstract»

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  • Access granted: The imperative of innovation and standardization in information security

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):101 - 107
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The management of digital identities, despite its potential to generate business value, creates significant engineering challenges for modern firms. In this paper, we first provide an architectural overview of identity and access management (IDAM) technologies along with an analysis of patenting activities to establish that the IDAM market segment dominates the information security sector. An empi... View full abstract»

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  • Holistic project management - A new approach for managed services

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):108 - 113
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    Project Management has come of age in a sense that there exists a class of professional ldquoproject managersrdquo who drive research and development projects, ramp up production processes, and deliver turnkey infrastructure projects. These traditional roles have been sufficiently investigated by academia and practitioners, and methodological frameworks are available. However, the arena of ldquoma... View full abstract»

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  • Firm's growth through resources' reallocation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):113 - 117
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    The importance of re-allocating human and capital resources in order to increase growth is justified and assessed. Based on macro economic models and their basic identities, growth is computed considering an economy with only two sectors, having different labor productivities and capital per worker values, when a number of workers move between sectors. Conclusions are taken from the model and illu... View full abstract»

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  • Technology and competence alignment to the roadmap

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):118 - 123
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Roadmaps serve as a useful graphical tool to integrate strategic objectives, technology-assessment, technology-roadmapping and product road mapping against an axis of time. Much research has been done related to linking specific technologies with the product roadmap. It is equally important to understand how the sourcing of this technology can be done. This leads to the discussion of competence de... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical research on R&D project management standardization and corresponding countermeasures

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):124 - 129
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    The 21st century is an innovation age, and it's increasingly important to reinforce R&D project management for obtaining enterprise's competitive advantage and development. The R&D project management standardization (PMS) is a significant method in the R&D project management, while it is a controversial issue, and therefore, it's necessary to conduct this research. In this paper, based... View full abstract»

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  • The roles of statistics and planning tools in IT project management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):130 - 138
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    Project management is typically a logistic challenge; including planning, coordinating, tracking and informing employees, suppliers, management, customers and other stakeholders. However in information technology the challenge normally comes not from complex logistics but from the quickly evolving technology that causes poor predictability of planned tasks. While one cannot improve the predictabil... View full abstract»

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