Engineering Management Conference, 2003. IEMC '03. Managing Technologically Driven Organizations: The Human Side of Innovation and Change

2-4 Nov. 2003

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  • Aligning business and technology strategies - an evaluation of a third generation wireless technology

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):456 - 460
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    This paper addresses the process by which Sprint aligns its business and technology selection strategies for its wireless services. The paper uses the example of a 3G (Third Generation) wireless technology called "cdma2000 1xEV-DO" to describe the process of technology evaluation and its correlation with business strategies. View full abstract»

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  • On motivating engineers

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):214 - 218
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    Engineers are distinct from other occupations and therefore require specific techniques for proper motivation. This paper presents several motivational techniques specifically focused on motivating engineering professionals. Additionally, several common demotivating practices are described so companies and managers can avoid them. While there are no universal rules that will apply to every individ... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge needed by an agile enterprise

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):393 - 395
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    Today, precious capital is spent searching for talented people (past, present, and future) and the knowledge they possess. In the innovation economy, the ability to sense the need to quickly muster a groups of talented people, providing different perspectives focused on an objective look at the enterprise with respect to its environment, with the needed knowledge, in sufficient time, and with appr... View full abstract»

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  • Competitive ability analysis of Zhejiang high technology product export

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):499 - 503
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    With the rapid development of high technology, product structure in World trade is changed sharply. Currently, high technology product is playing more and more important role in international trade. The development of high technology product export industry becomes an important way to measure a nation economy strength and international competitive ability. In the paper, after China entering into W... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying fruitful connections between and among researchers and practitioners

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):451 - 455
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    Many organizations look to research to yield new and improved products and practices. Connecting practitioners who have the need for research results to the researchers producing those results is important to guiding research and utilizing its results. Likewise, connecting researchers working on related topics to one another, and connecting practitioners with related needs to one another, is impor... View full abstract»

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  • Overcoming the human barrier in technology-adoption in technology-driven organizations

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):209 - 213
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    In conducting a survey in the mining industry to enhance the existing Electrical Load Management (ELM) strategies applied in this industry, it was discovered that there are significant human obstacles to the adoption of ELM technologies. These human barriers are presented as well as a proposed solution. View full abstract»

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  • How to keep talents in high tech firms in the PRC: academic vs practitioner perspective

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):571 - 574
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    The combination of the value of talent and its simultaneous shortage has made it a huge challenge for high tech firms to keep their talents. Despite an extensive academic literature on the subject of employee retention, there is less attention paid to managerial opinions on this issue. This paper compared and contrasted the opinions of managers with what academics suggested in the literature about... View full abstract»

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  • Managing software professionals

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):61 - 66
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    The management of software projects has often been cited as being the key element in their success or failure. The practice of management has been widely recognized as being an "art"-not a science. The various methods and techniques that have been produced to improve the situation are nearly all technical and support the view that success in Software Engineering is a technical, not a management is... View full abstract»

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  • Supply chain management - SMEs approach

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):345 - 349
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    The supply chain management is implemented in various business functions. Most of the originators of supply chain are the large organizations. The objectives of supply chain implementation are the cost reduction that yielded the higher profits, good partnership management, etc. The negotiation is the part of supply chain activity. The large organization has more negotiation over their small suppli... View full abstract»

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  • Creating added value from roadmapping process: a knowledge-creating perspective

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):387 - 392
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    This paper uses a knowledge-creating perspective to shed light on the road mapping technique as a new management tool to tackle challenges faced by forecasting and planning with growing complexity of processes and products as well as ever-changing customer preferences. The knowledge conversions and spiral models in knowledge-creating theory, as an alternative perspective, emphasize the values of c... View full abstract»

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  • The strength of social embeddedness: societal and cultural activism, as conditions for early Internet entrepreneurs in Amsterdam

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):494 - 498
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    Three theoretical notions from co-evolution, entrepreneurship, and embeddedness are used to understand the interplay between innovation and the structuring of an organizational community. A case study of early Internet activity in Amsterdam is used to chart the relevant processes in the initial phase. In this paper we focus on the Digital City that played a pivotal role in the acceptance of Intern... View full abstract»

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  • Remote team collaboration: a corporate training simulation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):448 - 450
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    In this paper, we describe the design aspects of a simulation built for training virtual team members. View full abstract»

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  • User interface complexity assessment in safety-critical systems: preliminary results of an empirical study

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):205 - 208
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    The importance of the user interface increases particularly in safety-critical or mission-critical systems where the user has time limitations within which to make correct decisions. User interfaces for these type of systems should be well-designed, easy to understand and use. Otherwise mishaps or accidents may occur and consequences of accidents may include loss of human life, large financial los... View full abstract»

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  • A mediating model of employee retention for high tech firms in the PRC

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):585 - 589
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    This study examined how differential perceptions of employer's offered inducements influenced employees' turnover intention, using data from 50 high-tech firms in the PRC. Results demonstrated that employees' trust in their employers mediated the relationship between differential perceptions of employers' offered inducements and employees' turnover intention, but not the relationship between emplo... View full abstract»

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  • Over-managing and under-managing radical technological innovations: lessons from USA, Japan, and Europe

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):542 - 545
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    In this paper we utilize case analysis to determine the actual level of management by executives and the consequences of over managing and under managing. Nine cases are discussed corresponding to products and systems developed by major corporations in the USA (General Electric, Xerox, IBM, Motorola); Japan (Toshiba); Finland (Nokia); France( Merlin-Gerlin). The optimal level of management conting... View full abstract»

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  • Participative Leadership in team formulation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):566 - 570
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    The concept of Participative Leadership is developed in this article, as an extension of the concept of Participative Management. Leadership activities and responsibilities are shared with the empowered team members, rather than remaining with the manager with input from the team members. Most central to team success is the formulation of the team. Thus, in the ideal Participate Leadership, the te... View full abstract»

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  • Intellectual capital and technology strategy

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):151 - 155
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    In the new economy, exploiting the traditional factors of production is no longer sufficient. The key to success is huge investment flows into human capital as well as information technology and, stunningly, neither of these appear as positive values in traditional accounting. Rather, it is often just the opposite. Consequently, knowledge-based companies are undervalued by traditional accounting m... View full abstract»

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  • Business competitive advantage through advanced planning simulator

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):56 - 60
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    In today's agile technology, the changing innovation is extremely fast as well as the significant dynamic changing in customer demand. The traditional solutions are often not robust enough to provide the optimum solution for the complex IC business environment. Advanced Production Simulator (APS) is the new solution for today's IC manufacturing. With the integration of enterprise's global forecast... View full abstract»

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  • Learning by doing and spillovers: an empirical study on the TFT-LCD industry

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):363 - 367
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    In this study, learning spillovers in the production of TFT-LCD are investigated with the quarterly market data on TFT-LCD panel prices and the plant-level data on panel outputs and glass inputs. Learning curves of TFT-LCD are estimated with a multi-output model, which is developed and modified from a traditional single output model. It turns out that spillovers are significant and external learni... View full abstract»

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  • Absorptive capacity and strategic alliance in the supply chain context

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):340 - 344
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    This paper advances the understanding of absorptive capacity for supply chain participants that are focused symbiotically on acquisition and assimilation of external resources. The fundamental shared belief in the industry is that strategic alliances help firms improve their performance by providing those same firms with new capabilities used to compete and sustain themselves in the marketplace. F... View full abstract»

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  • A unifying architecture for roadmaps frames a value scorecard

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):383 - 386
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    The term "roadmap" is used in many ways, most often describing a plan for the future, but with widely varying objectives and styles. A unifying architecture is presented for roadmaps in technology management and business domains. This architecture is in turn used as a framework to define a forward looking scorecard for "road-mapping", the team activity of learning and communication that underpins ... View full abstract»

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  • Advancing the one-stop shop e-government paradigm

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):489 - 493
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    In this paper, we describe the features of an advanced e-government model, namely the one-stop shop scheme, which promotes the seamless aggregation, matching and added value service provision in the public administration realm. Moreover, we propose certain extensions and future provisions that will enable the transition to next generation e-government services and infrastructures. The counterpart ... View full abstract»

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  • The web of projects: in search of a continuous flow of sustainable projects

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):316 - 319
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    Nowadays, the traditional approach of Project Management, as described by PMI (Project Management Institute) PMBoK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) Guide, divides it into nine knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management. This is the reductionist approach, where a subject is divided into its ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual meetings: not just an option any more!

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):443 - 447
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    How much time and money do people spend going to, attending, and returning from meetings? How much of those resources are well spent? Global enterprises have a long history of collaboration across geographic distance. They are pushing to optimize the value of their meetings. While virtual meetings are not entirely new, a new model with new processes is required to optimize their value. This abstra... View full abstract»

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  • The people-oriented strategy of technology innovation in high-tech enterprise: case study from a Chinese top telecommunication firm

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):115 - 119
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    In order to settle down and get on well with their pursuits, high-tech enterprises should have core technologies with their own intellectual property rights (IPR). Technology innovation in a sustainable way can provide in the strategies of firms by advancing core technologies. But technology innovation activities are unpredictable and their processes are also full of all kinds of traps, so that fi... View full abstract»

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