IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug. 1996

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  • Guest Editorial: A Grass Roots Political Role for IEEE-USA

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • The impact of technology strategy on firm performance

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):246 - 249
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    This study focuses on the link between research and development (R&D) expenditures and two firm technology measures: technological cycle time; and technological strength. The subsequent focus is on the two firm technology measures and firm performance while controlling for firm size and productivity. An empirical test on 49 firms across several industries revealed that the first link was quite... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking logistics performance with an application of the analytic hierarchy process

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):323 - 333
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    In the increasingly turbulent environment, logistics strategic management has become a necessity for achieving competitive advantage. The use of benchmarking is widening as a technique for supporting logistics strategic management. Benchmarking can be described as the search for the best practices leading to a superior performance of a company. In this paper, we demonstrate how the analytic hierar... View full abstract»

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  • Intangible assets as determinants of advanced manufacturing technology adoption in SME's: toward an evolutionary model

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):307 - 322
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    This paper investigates the relationship between intangible assets and further advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) adoption in 116 small manufacturing firms. Results indicate that the technical skills of blue-collar workers, the influence of customers and vendors, and strategic motivations focused on process improvement and customers are the strongest determinants of subsequent levels of adopt... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent-agent framework for concurrent product design and planning

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):297 - 306
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    This paper proposes a multi-agent framework to develop product design and planning using the concurrent engineering approach. The ideas in the framework draw on design-team behavior in many domains. The goal is to provide information that will help teams of designers, engineers and managers from various functional areas improve initial designs so that they satisfy a wider variety of concerns. Our ... View full abstract»

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  • To terminate or not an ongoing R&D project: a managerial dilemma

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):273 - 284
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    This empirical study attempts to develop a framework to assist managers in deciding whether to abandon an ongoing research and development (R&D)/innovation project at various stages of R&D. The monitoring framework is based upon the models developed through multiple logistic regression analysis on a data set of 60 successful and unsuccessful projects. The technique determines those factors... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering technology infusion within NASA

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):250 - 261
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    Abstract technology transfer is of crucial concern to both government and industry today. In this paper, several software engineering technologies used within NASA are studied, and the mechanisms, schedules, and efforts at transferring these technologies are investigated. The goals of this study are: (1) to understand the difference between technology transfer (the adoption of a new method by larg... View full abstract»

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  • Rough cut capacity planning in a learning environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):334 - 341
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    The area of capacity planning is receiving increased emphasis in the management of operations due to the financial benefits of efficiently utilizing capacity and to the importance of accurate capacity plans for use with material requirements planning (MRP) and other information-oriented planning systems. Most of the prior research in capacity planning has been limited to improving capacity managem... View full abstract»

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  • Profiles of leaders, followers, and laggards in programmable automation adoption

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):285 - 296
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    Programmable automation (PA) helps firms compete in a marketplace that is increasingly requiring higher quality production and continual product redesign. Yet only a small percentage of firms actually use some form of this technology, and even they have not capitalized on its full technical potential. Why do some firms choose to adopt PA technologies while others do not? How is the use of these te... View full abstract»

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  • Career progression in a Fortune 500 company: examination of the “glass ceiling”

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):262 - 272
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    This study examines the relationships of gender and race with the career progress of 2508 employees in the technical division of a Fortune 500 company: 1354 employees with bachelor's degrees (Level One) and 1154 employees with master's degrees (Level Two) in engineering and computer science. Using company records to measure employee promotions and controlling for level of education, female and non... View full abstract»

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Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas