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  • PICMET '99: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. Proceedings Vol-1: Book of Summaries (IEEE Cat. No.99CH36310)

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  • Technology assessment of fisheries

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    Summary form only given. This paper presents historic data and findings about the position of the Mexican seafood industry, looking for paths and trends that would modify traditional fishery, seafood processing, marketing and managerial practices. Furthermore, this study looks for new opportunities to develop business, to enhance operations and to integrate the Mexican government and the private s... View full abstract»

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  • Technology evaluation and selection practices and resulting impacts in the electronics manufacturing industry

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    Summary form only given. This study presents the technology evaluation process in the US electronics manufacturing industry. A survey questionnaire was sent to electronics manufacturing companies in US to collect data about the relationships among the system elements. Multivariate statistical methods and an expert panel were used to quantify and clarify the relationships. The companies in the US e... View full abstract»

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  • Use of GDSS for selection of technology: new integrated CAD-system for an entire company

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    Summary form only given. Selection of the right technology is a critical success factor for companies. The aim of technology selection is to obtain new know-how and systems, which help the company to make more competitive products and services, and more effective processes, or create completely new solutions. Technology selection is a complex, multicriteria and multiperson task. A group of persons... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic model for justification, adoption and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies

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    Summary form only given. In the last decades the world economy has been undergoing an intense globalization process, resulting in a growing internationalization of production and a highly competitive market. For companies to survive and prosper they must use new technologies for competitive advantage. Thus, the companies can develop, transfer or buy several types of technologies, among them the ad... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of the mobile telephone diffusion

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    Summary form only given. Mobile telephone technology and wireless communication are one of the fastest growing sectors in the electronics industry. The purpose of the work was to discuss the main factors affecting in the diffusion of new mobile telephone technology. The work was based on the idea of the heuristic diffusion model (HDM), which was introduced and further developed to suit to the targ... View full abstract»

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  • What affects the economic performance of industrial technology-a case study

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    Summary form only given. This study regarded technology as a system and examined systemic factors that affect the economic performance of the technology. Using the systems approach to the analysis of a Korean company that imported both product and process technology to produce diesel engines, this study developed a model. For engineers to utilize to predict the economic performance of the technolo... View full abstract»

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  • Customer specification configuration and operational issues in small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

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    Summary form only given. Basic computerized business system requirements for SMEs lie in the areas of financial planning and control, product data management, manufacturing planning and usually some simple computer-aided-design. This paper describes the relationships and integration needs between these systems dependent upon the complexity of customer specification requirements and manufacturing a... View full abstract»

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  • System engineering management for high technology industries in developing countries

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    Summary form only given. The paper discusses the evolution and implementation of the system engineering process in the South African defense industry while subject to international sanctions. The paper describes the relatively fast evolution to maturity of a process with which the design and development, as well as the commissioning of complex weapon systems, had to be accomplished with very limit... View full abstract»

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  • Technology sourcing: the link to make-or-buy

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    Summary form only given. The aim of this paper is to explore technology sourcing options relevant in make-or-buy strategy with illustrations from theory and practice. Today's global competition forces manufacturing companies to re-evaluate their existing processes and technologies in order to focus on strategic activities. This issue has created an awareness of the importance of the make-or-buy de... View full abstract»

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  • Transformation of technology in its existing form and value-added activities

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    Summary form only given. In order to bridge the gap between traditional value-added activities chain and knowledge development, this paper attempts to introduce a new concept of "knowledge transformation chain" by examining the existing forms of knowledge, the changes of interaction pattern between these forms and the linkages of value-added activities and the transformation of knowledge in its ex... View full abstract»

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  • An opportunity for financial gain by collaborating with British universities

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    Summary form only given. British universities today have to look at other activities for income generation. Teaching is not enough to support the financial requirements of a modern present day university. One of the greatest resources that universities have is their students. The students develop new competencies and in many final year undergraduate engineering design courses develop products whic... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding industry-government-university technology development partnership needs in the aviation/aerospace industry

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    Summary form only given. The contribution of this paper is a description of the partnership needs among industry, government, and the educational system for technology development. A three-part research study involving an industry survey, industry/government interviews, and a faculty survey was conducted. Industry, government, and faculty associated with aviation/aerospace in the state of Florida ... View full abstract»

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  • Outsourcing and the development of competencies

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    Summary form only given. This paper aims to establish a number of conceptual guidelines for the use of suppliers in the company's competence development activities. The paper develops preliminary guidelines for the use of suppliers in the competence development activities. The considerations in the paper are based in a knowledge-based perspective of a competence, emphasizing that a competence cons... View full abstract»

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  • Role of 'champions of collaboration' in fostering inter-organizational collaboration

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    Summary form only given. After reviewing the literature, we define innovation as development and implementation of new ideas/products/processes/services by people who collaborate with others in a formal or informal order. In our study, we have found that people and communication are two critical factors in innovation and collaboration. In our view, rapid technological change and globalization of b... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of R&D collaboration by patent data

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    Summary form only given as follows. The assessment of R&D collaboration is a highly complex issue. It encounters measuring and evaluating the collaborative context and the characteristics of collaboration and its outcomes from the perspective of the participating partners. We derive a framework that shows how patent data can be used for this purpose. It is shown that patent data provides a unique ... View full abstract»

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  • Co-authorship as a measure of university-industry research interaction in Japan

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    Summary form only given. How closely do academia and industry in Japan collaborate in the research process? This is an important question, as the policy framework in Japan and throughout the world undergoes reevaluation as a result of the ongoing evolution of industrial innovation. It is also a difficult question for two reasons. First, the modes of university-industry interaction differ between t... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate management of technology education: a global survey

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    Summary form only given. The Management of Technology (MOT) field has emerged from its relative obscurity of the 1970s and 1980s to the mainstream of business management. The rapid emergence of powerful and innovative technologies in the manufacturing, computing, and telecommunications areas have made the strategic management of technological assets a crucial task in organizations. Several univers... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering schools as a major actor in the management of innovation

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    Summary form only given. The Schools of the EIFFEL Network (EUDIL, ISIM, GUST, ISTG) are described, where many studies can be carried out by students, from simple bibliographical research on technological surveys to the management of a research and development project. This organization is well adapted to SME (small and medium enterprises) which do not possess their own R&D department. Firms appea... View full abstract»

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  • Using industry-university partnerships for MOT educational enhancement

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    Summary form only given. The three state universities in Arizona (Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University) and six of the largest, high tech companies (AlliedSignal, Boeing, IBM, Intel, Raytheon and Motorola) have completed a Technology Reinvestment Program (NSF Award 3518) project know initially as JACMET (Joint Arizona Center for Manufacturing Education and T... View full abstract»

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  • Updating the technical manager

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    Summary form only given. The increasing recognition that sophisticated management of knowledge is essential to maintaining competitive advantage suggests the importance for firm investment in strategic management development. This paper presents the argument that management development must be results oriented and closely linked to business goals such as competitiveness, disseminating common cultu... View full abstract»

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  • Videoconferencing in MOT courses: a case of cross-cultural communication and collaboration

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    Summary form only given. This paper describes the collaboration and cross-cultural communication experiences of two scholars in management of technology in Canada and Singapore. The project was to implement a joint curriculum in the spring of 1998 using advanced technology, including videoconferencing, e-mail, web pages, and computer file exchange. The technical challenges of conducting a videocon... View full abstract»

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  • The bare bones of Internet-based learning: a case study

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    Summary form only given. The Australian red meat processing industry is struggling to improve its competitive advantage, manage with diminishing profit margins and increase its range of value added products to meet consumer demands. The export industry position, product prices and product concerns are major issues confronting industry managers in today's slowing world economic climate. To achieve ... View full abstract»

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  • Greater knowledge base for teachers in 'Design and Technology'

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    Summary form only given. The paper focuses on the management of 'Design and Technology', a subject area offered in junior and senior secondary schools in many countries. It addresses the issue of inadequate expertise of teachers and attributes the same to inappropriate curriculum and methodology of teacher education. Over-reliance on the project method of teaching the student teachers is identifie... View full abstract»

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  • Instructional Blueprinting: a systems engineering approach to workforce development

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    Summary form only given. Beginning with a brief description of how the principles of systems engineering can be used to develop instructional processes, the paper goes on to discuss how some course development and training for the work force in the 21st century will evolve in the light of new technologies and distance learning. The new methodology for developing training solutions-Instructional Bl... View full abstract»

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