IEEE International Engineering Management Conference

18-20 Aug. 2002

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  • 2002 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):i - xxi
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):xxii - xxiv
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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 497
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    Provides an abstract of the plenary presentation and a brief professional biography of the presenter. The complete presentation was not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • R&D departments must formulate strategy for their own survival within a corporation

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given as follows. We have conducted a case study extending over 5 years of events affecting a small R&D unit in a multinational company. We were particularly concerned with strategy for the unit. We had supposed that the purpose of strategy would be to enable the parent company to counter competitors' actions, but to our surprise no competitor action over the period had any signi... View full abstract»

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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 724
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    Provides an abstract of the plenary presentation and a brief professional biography of the presenter. The complete presentation was not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Intellectual property, standards and competition law: navigating a minefield

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):837 - 841 vol.2
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    The value attached to intellectual property, particularly patents, has been rapidly increasing. The recognition, development and exploitation of intellectual property is now a central factor in technology management. However, in the field of electronics in particular, there is a natural tension between two objectives: on the one hand, protecting market share by carving out clear proprietary positi... View full abstract»

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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 935
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  • Assessing technology and engineering contents

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):810 - 815 vol.2
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    An economic model that uses knowledge, technology and capital as prime production factors is presented and applied to one decade of the Portuguese economy. The model discriminates between technology and capital, both as assets and their respective use in the firm's transformation process. It allows assessing the values of technology and engineering contents in any economic unit. View full abstract»

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  • Business management of R&D and technology acquisition

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):804 - 809 vol.2
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    This paper suggests ways that an R&D organization can increase its role in proactive planning and representation of the plan in business terms. Through roadmap planning, long-term improvements can be made to resource management and flexibility of R&D operations. The R&D organization can become more influential in budget decisions with improved credibility. Based on that influence, the R&D organiza... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving return on critical talent in technology-intensive organizations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):515 - 519 vol.2
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    Research shows that purposeful, well executed talent management is a critical source of competitive advantage and predictable improved performance. Labor force data also confirm the challenges in finding top, talented performers. This article includes insights from research with two types of organizations. Each organization pursued a comprehensive approach to identifying and managing talent in a h... View full abstract»

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  • An analytic approach to measuring the overall effectiveness of R&D-a case study in the telecom sector

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):667 - 672 vol.2
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    R&D managers need to measure the overall performance of R&D activities in order to improve the activities and prove their effectiveness. This paper aims at systematizing the measurement of the overall effectiveness of R&D. An example of the utilization of our analytical approach is presented in the form of a case study in the telecom sector. View full abstract»

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  • A coordination-theory approach to exploring process alternatives for designing differentiated products

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):731 - 736 vol.2
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    This paper describes a new systematic method for exploring and evaluating alternatives of a product design process for differentiated products those that share some elements but also have differentiating features. Based on coordination theory, the method clarifies the opportunities and risks of process alternatives. View full abstract»

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  • The technological antecedents of nanotechnology

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):799 - 803 vol.2
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    This paper investigates technological and application developments in the emerging nanotechnology sector. In order to gain a better understanding of these developments, the basic scientific and technological antecedents supporting this emerging sector are considered. In addition, the nature of the evolution of one key technology arena, nanostructures, are investigated to gain an indication of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the technology transfer process

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):643 - 648 vol.2
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    This paper examines the definition of technology transfer and considers two key aspects for managing the process of technology transfer in the context of academic to industry research collaboration; cultural interface issues and intellectual property rights. View full abstract»

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  • The acquisition of a System of Systems is just a simple multi-phased parallel-processing paradigm

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):510 - 514 vol.2
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    Much research effort is being expended in an effort to develop new concepts that can be used to solve the problem of managing Systems of Systems. This paper shows that from an information and knowledge management perspective the system and software life cycle (SLC) for a single system is a multi-phased time-ordered parallel-processing recursive paradigm that is little different from the uncoordina... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering companies: technology development and integration-key factors for survival (...or how to avoid the commodity trap)

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):749 - 754 vol.2
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    In today's world with growing globalization of engineering services and the appearance of worldwide "low-cost engineering centers", engineering companies have to develop and manage technologies and resources, integrating them with those of partners and technology providers, in order to remain competitive in the long-term and to avoid falling in the ever-increasing trend of engineering services bec... View full abstract»

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  • From reducing complexity to adaptive organisations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):661 - 666 vol.2
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    Modelling or understanding markets is a very complex if not impossible task. Yet doing successful business a market is not a casino game. Creating value for a limited, well chosen, set of customers is a successful strategy. The deliberate limitation reduces the complexity of decision making to a manageable level. Structuring the organisation of business processes to match the needs of these custom... View full abstract»

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  • Better decision making with clear roles for experts and managers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):915 - 919 vol.2
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    This paper proposes a framework for coordinating decisions between managers and experts. Since managers and experts have different skills and focus on different kinds of problems, it is important to coordinate their decisions to ensure a good flow of decisions for the company. Therefore the framework is structured to help clarify coordination. There are three steps in the framework: ownership, sco... View full abstract»

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  • Purdue's Center for Technology Roadmapping: a resource for research and education in technology roadmapping

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):900 - 904 vol.2
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    Strategic thinking has moved from developing strategies for fixed environments to creating strategies that enable organizations to adapt to and benefit from change. This trend is a reaction to the increasingly dynamic nature of a global economy driven by rapid advances in technology. In response to this trend, Purdue University has created the Center for Technology Roadmapping (CTR). The Center's ... View full abstract»

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  • Joint product development implementation: an empirical study

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):725 - 730 vol.2
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    A popular and growing current trend in high-technology product development is to outsource the development of pieces and parts of a product and then to integrate them into the final product. This can be done on a build to order basis in a manufacturing plant (for example, computer equipment) or through combining various software components into a final release. This trend offers many advantages, y... View full abstract»

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  • Technology roadmapping: charting the route ahead for UK road transport

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):794 - 798 vol.2
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    The technology roadmapping technique is used widely in industry to support strategic technology planning. Roadmaps can take various forms, but the most flexible and generic type comprises a multi-layered time-based chart that links technology and product developments to market needs. In recent years the approach has been used in sector-level foresight programmes, particularly in Northern America. ... View full abstract»

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  • R&D as a technology engine

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):550 - 554 vol.2
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    An economic model that takes knowledge, technology and capital, as prime production factors is used to interpret the importance of technology. The model defines technology and its value, discriminating from capital thus identifying R & D as the major technology production process. It also suggests that there is a default tendency, in every firm, to technology impoverishment and capital affluence. View full abstract»

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  • A distributed knowledge model for collaborative engineering knowledge management in allied concurrent engineering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):701 - 707 vol.2
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    The objective of this research is to develop a distributed knowledge model for knowledge management which is able to support collaborative knowledge management in the practice of allied concurrent engineering. The underlying approach to the development of this model includes: (1) modeling and characterization of allied concurrent engineering processes, (2) identification, analysis and modeling of ... View full abstract»

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  • Regional economic development: comparative case studies in the US and Finland

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):635 - 642 vol.2
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    In context globalization of industries and increased level of competition and rapid changes in technology, firms have formed alliances with many types of organizations, including universities. Universities on the other hand, have faced increasing budgetary challenges and sought to expand their roles. Planning agencies at various levels are considering universities as sources of regional economic d... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering management in our modern age

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):504 - 509 vol.2
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    The theory and practice of engineering management has developed rapidly in the last forty years to yield a discipline with considerable scope and focus. Educational institutions around the world report significant student interest in this field of study and enrollments are steadily growing as engineers and scientists focus their efforts on developing products and services that produce a business r... View full abstract»

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