Technology Management : the New International Language

27-31 Oct. 1991

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  • Technology Management. The New International Language (Cat. No.91CH3048-6)

    Publication Year: 1991
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  • Technology strategy: what is it and how should it be used? Some empirical evidence

    Publication Year: 1991
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    Summary form only given. Based upon extensive interviews on three industrialized continents with over 60 large high-technology companies conducted during the 1980s and beyond, the authors discuss a definition of technology strategy, its role in technology management, and its role in achieving and sustaining superior competitive strategy. A model was developed whereby managers have some useful guid... View full abstract»

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  • Culture-change and the leader-follower subsystem

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    Summary form only given. Organizational research has emphasized the importance of considering leader-follower interaction when designing any organizational change. Such research has indicated that followers can change the behavior of their leaders. Many recommendations for organizational culture change emphasize methods for the leader, but provide little guidance for followers. The authors argue t... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational changes in engineering companies in a developing economy

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    Summary form only given. The STFA company is one of the largest international contracting companies and conglomerates operating in Turkey as well as in several Middle Eastern countries. Although construction still constitutes the bulk of its activities, STFA has expanded into several other areas over sixty years. It now consists of some 30 separate corporations in various industries, including shi... View full abstract»

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  • HITOP: a tool for integrating technology with the organization

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    Summary form only given. HITOP is a systematic, structured approach for planning the introduction of technology so as to bring about a High Integration of Technology, Organization, and People. The approach, based on sociotechnical theories of organization and human resources, involves using methodological job aids to work through the implications of the technology with teams from the user organiza... View full abstract»

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  • Social interaction and innovative project performance

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    Summary form only given. The effects of different frequencies, types, and patterns of social interaction on cross-functional integration and R&D project performance have been examined. Network analytic techniques were used to derive density and multiplexity measures from the work-related communication and friendship patterns as they occur across functional boundaries. These variables were then rel... View full abstract»

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  • Use of group nominal technique for consensus formation for bringing changes/improvement

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    Summary form only given, as follows. The author highlights the usefulness of the group nominal technique as an OD intervention to identify the causes of the problem and presents suggestions for improvement in the existing system of working. The technique ensures active improvement of people working within the system. The author discusses a case study of application of the group nominal technique w... View full abstract»

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  • The personal experience of professional obsolescence among scientists and engineers in Israel

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    Summary form only given. A survey of 544 engineers and scientists from high-tech organizations in Israel explored various aspects of professional obsolescence and updating as experienced by the individual. The data indicated that respondents expected their obsolescence to worsen in the future. Of the various types of obsolescence, that in the profession was highest, whereas in the specialty it was... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers and their competitive edge for the 90s

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    Summary form only given. An analysis of the most commonly found barriers to advancement in an engineer's career was performed. As practitioners of technology in its full context, engineers are facing the reality of being global professionals in this decade. Interchange of ideas with industry representatives, as well as previous related research work, has made it possible for the authors to identif... View full abstract»

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  • The managerial/technologist conflict

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    Summary form only given, as follows. The author discusses the conflict that can occur between technologists and their managers. He defines this concept of conflict and then identifies methods to deal with the conflict in a productive manner. An overview of the managerial/technologist conflict (man/tech conflict) is given, and generalized models of both a technologist and a manager are derived. Thr... View full abstract»

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  • Educational programs in management of technology (MOT)

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    Summary form only given. Enlargement of the worldwide manufacturing base, and the resulting shift in manufacturing capabilities, and the speed and scope of change in technological innovations have brought technology and the management of technology to the center of world-wide attention. Decision makers and engineers with technical management responsibilities must be conversant in technological iss... View full abstract»

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  • Environmental analysis for engineering/science management (ESM) program in Alaska

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    Summary form only given. The author provides information necessary for the future development of the 30-year-old ESM program at the University of Alaska by analyzing its environment. Environmental analysis with emphasis on its levels is employed. The three levels in the analysis are the internal, external, and operating environments, and their correspondents in the ESM program are education, indus... View full abstract»

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  • Perspectives on quality education in management development

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    Summary form only given. The authors discuss the continuing need for quality education in management training. They point out some of the pitfalls that have evolved in the education market. A unique approach is discussed on how management requires quality education that is specific to its needs. This approach focuses on a recent international training project that was developed to reintroduce proj... View full abstract»

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  • Corporate culture, educational paradigms and the limits of R&D management: the case of Philips, The Netherlands

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    Summary form only given. The author considers corporate culture and general socialization process. He discusses the constraints they impose on R&D management with regard to manufacturing technology at the Philips Corporation. He suggests that the ambiguous position of R&D in the sphere of manufacturing constitutes a major constraint, next to a variety of general corporate-cultural characteristics,... View full abstract»

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  • Diversity in the workplace of the future is no longer an option

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    Summary form only given, as follows. The author discusses the potential impact on white males who are predicted by the year 2000 to be the new minority population in the workplace. In a recent article in The Utne Reader, A. Kimbrell noted that men have begun to realize they are unable to relate to one another, or understand how some men have exploited others, until they begin to appreciate the ext... View full abstract»

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  • Family care policy in the high-tech workplace: it's a good investment

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    Summary form only given, as follows. In the United States today, an estimated 26 million children need some type of supervision while their parents go to work. There is an increasing need in our society for affordable, quality day care as well as for flexible work options in the work place. Although the need for assistance is felt by millions of families every day, child care is still viewed as a ... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding work force diversity

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    Summary form only given, as follows. It is estimated by some studies that the Anglo-Saxon male, who used to dominate the nation's work place, now comprise less than 45 percent of America's work force. These studies also predict that this percentage will drop to 39 percent before the year 2000 because US-born white males will make up only 15 percent of the additions to the labor force between now a... View full abstract»

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  • Multinational issues in R&D management

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    Summary form only given. It is pointed out that multinational R&D is more complex than single-location R&D. One must consider non R&D related factors, such as tax regimes, governmental influence, cultural differences, and modes of communication. Both internal and external influences determine how an organization will perform R&D. How these factors impact R&D management often depends on the size of... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic planning process-employee empowerment in an R&D center

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    Summary form only given, as follows. The authors discuss the strategic planning process within a basic research and development organization, NASA's Langley Research Center. With over six years' experience in developing and refining strategic plans by the Center's senior staff, the operational framework was in place to initiate a major employee empowerment activity. As a result of an agency cultur... View full abstract»

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  • Effective R&D project management through effort classification

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    Summary form only given. It is noted that with increased pressure on corporate and government R&D organizations to engage in projects that have high payoff potential, and the need to effectively manage these efforts is very real. In such an environment, the R&D project management infrastructure must not only support the rapid movement from research to development stages, but must also not overly c... View full abstract»

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  • Informatics for project structuring

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    Summary form only given. The author discusses a four-year consultant and research work intended to develop a project management method for the Bofors company. The projects concerns large defense systems utilizing many different technologies. The method is required to take care of the various needs from many different categories of human competencies, and will be coordinated and controlled by infor... View full abstract»

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  • Accelerating the product design process

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    Summary form only given. It is pointed out that, whether one is developing a simple or a complex product, the product design and development cycle can be accelerated by adopting an approach that stresses planning, close teamwork, superior communication, realistic evaluation procedures, and full use of available tools and resources. Planning begins with a clear definition of the product rationale, ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the system design cycle using progressive models

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    Summary form only given. The authors describes a methodology in which several models, each at a different level of detail, are used to control and direct the design cycle for high technology systems. Using these models and computer simulation, designers can readily assess the consequences and implications of a system's proposed configurations or operating strategies, ultimately enhancing and refin... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for continuous improvement in new product development

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    Summary form only given as follows. The authors describe an ongoing research project to develop a comprehensive management system for continuous improvements in the new product (NPD) process. Primary emphasis of the study is on the measurement of performance indicators and controllable input variables. Causal relationships and transfer functions among these variables and indicators are developed. ... View full abstract»

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  • Relative importance of time, cost and performance in the NPD process

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    Summary form only given. Using a conjoint analysis experiment, the authors consider how R&D, marketing, and manufacturing managers in Germany make tradeoffs among the three critical variables during the new product development (NPD) process: development schedule, development cost, and product performance. The findings are compared with a similar study of US firms (Rosenau, 1989). The comparison un... View full abstract»

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