Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE Engineering Management Society. EMS - 2000 (Cat. No.00CH37139)

15-15 Aug. 2000

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  • Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE Engineering Management Society. EMS - 2000 (Cat. No.00CH37139)

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Preventing escalation of commitment to dysfunctional marketing relationships: The unique case of customers

    Publication Year: 2000
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    Summary form only given. In this study, the authors propose the use of a de-escalation strategy to manage declining/dysfunctional marketing relationship. A de-escalation strategy is defined as any process that limits the growth of a relationship. It may take several forms, depending upon the severity of the relationship dysfunctionality. One end is the simple stagnation of interactions at the curr... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):693 - 695
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  • Technology management via a set of dynamically linked roadmaps

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):184 - 190
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    The three fundamental types of information/knowledge needed to support a best-in-class technology management capability are: (1) the business, marketing and customer requirements driving your business; (2) the decision planning needed to frame the strategic direction of your company; and (3) the roadmaps that identify the decision alternatives (business scenarios) over time. Today, most companies ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology transfer in a complex environment: exploring key relationships

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):528 - 533
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    Base closure is an example of technology transfer in a complex environment. A conceptual model of the process has been developed which was used to examine the key relationships in the technology transfer process. This study shows that the process appears to be similar to that expected for transferring mature technologies in an international environment View full abstract»

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  • Integrating TCAD in semiconductor foundry companies for an efficient customization of IC manufacturing technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):179 - 183
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    This paper presents a technology computer-aided design (TCAD) organization as a core business function of the semiconductor foundry companies. Such an organization is crucial to support customer-specific IC manufacturing technology in a rapid and cost-effective manner. The potential benefits of the proposed organization in realizing the full capabilities of TCAD for dedicated foundries are discuss... View full abstract»

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  • Intranet: different configurations and their effects on the performance of corporate value chain's activities

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):208 - 212
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    At the present, as many researches evidence, Intra-Business, and in particular Intranet, is the first step an “old economy company” undertakes when approaching the web (www.activemedia.com, www.nua.com; www.forrester.com;). Literature on Intra-Business is still limited and superficial: indeed this issue has been analyzed mainly from a technical viewpoint, while from a managerial viewpo... View full abstract»

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  • Putting core competencies into market: core competence-based platform approach

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):173 - 178
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    Continuous and quick delivery of new products to the market is key to achieve competitive advantage. In order to make the users pay money for their products, firms should successively renew their products. It is necessary for the firms to build and leverage their core competence. Many Chinese firms have realized this. To some extent, Chinese firms are toward competence-based competition. This is t... View full abstract»

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  • The relationship between R&D spending and shareholder returns in the computer industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):501 - 504
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    This paper explores the relationship between corporate R&D spending and growth in stockholder value. Corporate R&D, at the macroeconomic level, amounts to controllable, discriminate, elective spending with the management intent of creating future revenue and profit opportunities for the firm. It is firmly established that different industries tend to have different levels of R&D invest... View full abstract»

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  • The engineer's role in averting the pending health care cost crisis

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):687 - 691
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    The cost of health care in the US has grown to 15 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). As a fraction of GDP, our health care costs are between 1.5 and 2 times that of the rest of the industrialized world. We are annually spending almost four times as much on health care as we spend on national defense and about 1.5 times what we spend on education. The average US expenditure on health care is ... View full abstract»

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  • A value-oriented approach to new product development using real options

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):147 - 152
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    This paper provides a valuation framework that links central concepts from technology and innovation management (TIM), sequential models of the new product development (NPD) process, and the valuation technique of “real options”, for use in value-based management of technology-intensive companies. A binomial option tree is introduced that incorporates the flexibility and the risks inhe... View full abstract»

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  • A model for technology assessment and commercialization for innovative disruptive technologies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):340 - 344
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    Disruptive technologies are scientific discoveries that break through the usual product/technology capabilities and provide a basis for a new competitive paradigm. This paper reviews the literature on disruptive technologies presenting a model of the progression from scientific idea to mass production for disruptive technologies contrasted to the more copious incremental technologies. The paper th... View full abstract»

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  • Representing infusion of mobile phones

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):476 - 480
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    The main aim of this study is to widen understanding of what is meant by the notion mobile phone technology infusion. An individual is a psychological micro unit and a community represents a psychological macro unit of an IT infusion phenomenon. The two descriptive reference terms for the macro level are institutionalization and incorporation. Both terms mean some kind of fusion, meaning that, whe... View full abstract»

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  • Psychological concepts, public relations, and scientific responses to genetically modified organisms (GMOS)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):420 - 425
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    Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are defined as organisms (e.g., plants, animals, and microorganisms) whose genetic information (i.e., DNA) is modified. Commercialization of GMOs has become an issue for an intense debate between parts of Europe and America, as well as within some developing countries. The main issues involve long-term health and environmental risks of using GMOs, safety asses... View full abstract»

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  • Managing co-innovation: an effect way to reinforce competence

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):563 - 567
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    Co-innovation is an effective way for Chinese enterprise to enhance its competence on technological innovation and so to improve the competitiveness especially after China became a member of WTO. There are two major models for co-innovation: E-E model and E-U-A model. E-E model means an enterprise co-innovates with other enterprises related to its technology. It can combine the advantages and core... View full abstract»

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  • Managing technology in the top R&D spending companies worldwide-results of a global survey

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):202 - 207
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    This paper is based on a survey among the top R&D spending companies worldwide. First, it analyses the importance of current corporate technology strategies. Second, it looks at the instruments used to acquire the technologies and knowledge rated crucial for competitiveness. Third, aspects of the internationalisation of technology are investigated View full abstract»

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  • Value-based product development: refocusing lean

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):168 - 172
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    Lean is not minimizing cost, cycle time, or waste. Lean is maximizing value. In product development (PD), sometimes getting lean requires doing more, not less. Providing a preferred combination of product performance, affordability and availability requires a lean PD process. Product value is affected not only by the presence of necessary activities in the PD process but also by the way those acti... View full abstract»

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  • A new plank in the platform: object-oriented extensions to platform R&D

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):497 - 500
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    Platform R&D has been shown to be a useful technique to diversify product offerings, reduce product costs, improve time to market, and improve product quality. Techniques for the architectural design of product platforms have evolved from industry-specific models to more generic approaches. Modularity is a key aspect of product platform architecture. Object-oriented design is a proven techniqu... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing technology innovation in manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):81 - 87
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    Manufacturing is a capital-intensive organization within the enterprise. It demands a continuous investment and high maintenance budget on a routine basis. Often this requirement is so focused on capital equipment and projects that the supporting information technology (IT) infrastructure suffers for equal priority. Also, the information systems that are deployed within the manufacturing division ... View full abstract»

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  • A model for management of technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 68
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    In order to remain in the market, companies must develop or improve their competitive advantages permanently. Far many years, the sources of these advantages have been price, delivery time, quality, productivity, service, merges, acquisitions and most lately organization design. These features continue providing advantages but they last less every time. Competitors quickly emulate them. A more las... View full abstract»

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  • Emergence of a new industrial paradigm: ICT supported customer service

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):591 - 595
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    A continual stream of new concepts emerged to assist in industrial progress as measured by reduced time and cost. This could be clearly seen in stable mass-production industries where repetition and continuity could be presumed. While a car company is not a closed system, the doorway to its processes have been so notoriously narrow that management could control inputs and outputs. High environment... View full abstract»

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  • A national laboratory for reforming health care costs

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):680 - 686
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    If health care costs are to be reduced, the labor productivity of the US health care system must be increased. Regulations, both government and professionally imposed, have removed the economic incentives that traditionally drive productivity growth. Labor productivity growth can only be reached by increased competition among service providers that leads to replacement of many of those working in ... View full abstract»

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  • Innovation from a small company perspective-an empirical investigation of new product development strategies in SMEs

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):141 - 146
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    It is generally acknowledged that a company's product strategy, the nature of that strategy and the extent to which it is clearly communicated within the company, have a marked effect on business performance. The paper reports on the results of a study of 88 UK SMEs recently undertaken by the DERC. The research was aimed at determining the relationship between a company's performance in terms of t... View full abstract»

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  • Commercialization of distruptive technologies: the process of discontinuous innovations

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):335 - 339
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    To commercialize disruptive technologies, new technology commercialization models need to be used. These model include expeditionary marketing but also should focus on the type of competencies that the R&D organization possesses to be able to attract new partners in the process. This paper looks at these models and applies them to the LIGA processes at Sandia National Laboratories/California View full abstract»

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  • Mobius: a case study [reverse technology transfer]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):47 - 51
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    Mobius presents an in-depth look at a Sino-U.S. equity joint venture established in the People's Republic of China in 1994. It is a case of reverse technology transfer in which a US company (founded by ethnic Chinese), seeking an entry into the Chinese market, is induced to establish a joint venture in China in response to a purported “world class technology” breakthrough by a respecte... View full abstract»

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