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Date 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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    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):693 - 695
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  • Environmental initiatives, innovativeness and competitiveness: some empirical evidence

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):674 - 679
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    This paper focuses on effective pollution prevention, which requires the ability to decrease adverse environmental impacts at every stage of the life cycle of a given product. Since stronger environmental performance will increasingly constitute an asset, even an a priori requirement for selling products in international markets or qualifying as a supplier, firms will have to move faster along the... View full abstract»

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  • The role of the research university in MNC radical innovation (RI)

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):669 - 673
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    Universities are often the sources of breakthrough science and technology but the exact nature of their role in industrial innovation is often contested. This paper empirically explores university industry alliances in radical innovation. We find that as a focus of activity in RI, universities were the most frequently mentioned sites external to the firm, yet their role was often discussed as an a... View full abstract»

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  • Selection of R&D projects in a portfolio

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):506 - 511
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    A method for the analysis, ranking and selection of R&D projects from a portfolio is outlined and demonstrated. It is proposed that an objective multi-criteria decision making method be used to split a portfolio of projects into accept, consider further and reject sub-groups. Next, `the consider further' group is examined using a subjective method, the value creation model. Such an approach al... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of technological capability on IT firms

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):289 - 293
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    The importance of technological capability enhancement in today's highly competitive and demanding business environment is well accepted. This paper proposes a methodology to assess the elements of acquisitive, operative, adaptive, innovative, supportive and marketing capabilities, all of which together constitute the technological capability of a firm. The proposed methodology comprises five step... View full abstract»

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  • In innovation, is it true that nothing succeeds like success?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):558 - 562
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    How much does the successful performance of a project, and its innovation type (i.e. radical or incremental) influence its inclusion in a study of innovation? We looked at a set of studies published investigating product innovation. Our framework of analysis was based on three questions: (1) what was the research methodology used for the study? (2) What was the method of data analysis? (3) Were pr... 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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  • Life cycle view of firm's core competence: Chinese manufacturing industry as a case

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):363 - 367
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    In this paper, a framework of life cycle view of firm's core competence is put forward. Then some cases from the Chinese manufacturing industry, including color TV and telecommunication sectors, are exploited to gain an inside view into the dynamic nature of a firm's core competence. Some suggestions of core competence building for technology-based firms in developing countries are also concluded View full abstract»

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  • Technical procurement at Internet speed

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):304 - 307
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    This paper is intended to describe the way America Online Technologies Group managed the procurement of technical equipment while growing at a rate heretofore unparalleled by most, if not, all-comparable technology organizations. This paper discusses a paradigm shift in how procurement groups function in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Technology Procurement team was formed in early... View full abstract»

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  • Reengineering the IEEE-USA policy organization

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):664 - 668
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    Members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) that reside in the US have funded IEEE-USA, an organization with mandatory membership fees that are included in the annual IEEE membership dues. Supporting the development of national policies that serve the special interests of IEEE-USA members has been one of the responsibilities of IEEE-USA. The policy proposals developed b... 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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  • 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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  • Framework for a decision support to aid in the allocation of resources in the event of an ambiguous failure

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):284 - 288
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    The decision tool that was developed via a framework of philosophy of causation, cognitive engineering, cognitive psychology and human factors, shows promise in being able to reduce the complexity of systems in general. While the findings are not as high as they hoped, the authors learned many lessons about how the tool should be presented and where changes should be made. From the pilot study bas... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-project support issues: cycle time and schedule effects when people support multiple concurrent projects

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):19 - 24
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    In many companies, engineers often support multiple development projects at the same time, with the belief that this will speed up time to market. This paper examines this perception, and seeks to identify the pros and cons of multi-project support in product development. Typical situations and factors of influence on product development cycle time are examined, with a focus on productivity issues... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of intangible factors in waste minimization projects

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):552 - 557
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    Continual population growth and rising standards of living that accelerate the consumption of limited resources, are forcing society to encourage conservation of these resources. These resources not only include raw material, but also the areas to dispose of the wastes. As a result, communities are driving industries towards waste minimization by limiting waste generation and landfill availability... View full abstract»

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  • Effective systems engineering on an accelerated schedule

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):197 - 201
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    This paper analyzes the tasks and activities that comprise the classic systems engineering (SE) process, addresses the relative time requirements for these activities, and identifies techniques that can be utilized to compress SE time requirements. It is hopeful that this analysis will help engineers to make informed decisions about how to compress the systems development life cycle time requireme... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of technologies on the efficiency of services with an application in Turkey

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):230 - 235
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    Technological innovations make it easy to offer services and increase business productivity. In this article a technological innovation that was devised by Istanbul Municipality, a service association, is presented. With this innovation, Istanbul Municipality aims at modernising its public transportation services, wishing to offer high quality service to the people of Istanbul. This innovation inc... View full abstract»

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  • Advances in online retailing: towards the convergence of the Internet, wireless, and broadband

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):602 - 606
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    Research has focused on the characteristics and success factors involved in online retailing enterprises. In this paper, we propose that online retailers and their contemporaries in the brick-and mortar world will have to contend with new technological developments that will revolutionize retailing. These developments include: (a) a marked convergence of the online, wireless, and broadband infrast... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to teaching entrepreneurship to engineers

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):648 - 652
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    The School of Engineering of the University of New Mexico has conducted the Entrepreneurial Engineering Class since 1983 when the author originated it. The prime objective is to give undergraduate and graduate engineers, as well as working engineers and scientists the opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills necessary to start and grow successful companies and to provide greater value to existi... View full abstract»

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  • From functional organizations to product-oriented organizations; a design methodology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):357 - 362
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    Functional organization structures have been very common in the manufacturing industries. Manufacturing planning and control for a functional organization however, is a very complex matter and was merely done by rule of thumb (typically one week per process step per department). Monitoring the progress during this year was virtually impossible. Modern planning and control software is often thought... View full abstract»

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  • Conducting successful new product field trials

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):69 - 74
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    Rapid technology advances have created a continuous stream of new products. Additionally, competition among product vendors increases the pressure to quickly market these new products. This pressure can drive companies to prematurely release new products. To ensure real world product operation, many customers now demand that products pass extensive field testing prior to wide scale product deploym... View full abstract»

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  • Extending the balanced scorecard for technology strategy development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):120 - 125
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    The balanced scorecard represents a vehicle for turning strategy into a set of actions or operational requirements. This paper offers a framework that exploits and enhances the concepts of the balanced scorecard for the development of an organisation's technology strategy. By providing a step-by-step process, this paper illustrates an approach to technology strategy development that retains the be... View full abstract»

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  • Provisioning avionics components in an e-business environment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):519 - 522
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    Provisioning of avionics for commercial, government, and private aircraft is a critically important task to maintain reliable service levels in an era of increasing reliance on air transportation. In this paper we examine the evolving nature of parts provisioning for complex avionics systems in an environment where the supply chain is influenced by e-business technology that allows reliability dat... View full abstract»

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  • A study to software industry scenario of Guandong, China and model for choosing competitive strategy

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):298 - 303
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    In this paper the software industry scenario of Guangdong province, China (GD) in 2000-2005 is first analyzed. Then a model, which is based on an industry scenario method and analytical hierarchy analysis (AHP) and about the strategy choice of enterprises under highly uncertain conditions, is raised View full abstract»

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