IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Feb. 1997

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  • Strategic Management of Teams [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):98 - 99
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  • A Comparative Review of "The Knowledge Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation,", "Mastering the Dynamics of Product Innovation: How Companies Can Seize Opportunities in the Face of Technological Change,", and "Wellsprings of Knowledge: Building and Sustaining the Sources of Innovation," [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):99 - 101
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  • Japans Computer and Telecommunications Industry [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):101 - 102
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  • Engineered in Japan: Japanese Technology-Management Practices [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):102 - 103
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  • Modeling the enterprise engineering environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 30
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    The notion of computerized enterprises is perhaps one of the most exciting and far reaching visions that has emerged over the past decade for the role of information technology in modern organizations. Specific approaches such as computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and concurrent engineering (CE) have helped in the upwards shift of the entire production function of an organization. In this pap... View full abstract»

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  • The perceived importance of technical competence to project managers in the defense acquisition community

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 19
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    Numerous studies have identified attributes which are associated with effective project managers. One of the more frequently cited attributes is technical competence. This study surveyed 228 project managers from the government sector of the defense aerospace community to determine the importance of technical competence to project managers. More importantly, this study examined the influence of se... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational turnaround: understanding the role of cutbacks, efficiency improvements, and investment in technology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):3 - 11
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    This paper examines strategies attempted by managers of 204 manufacturing firms which experienced performance decline. Of these, 89 firms turned around, i.e., reversed their performance decline, while 115 firms failed to turnaround and continued to decline in performance over the entire eight-year period of observation. The authors paid particular attention to cutbacks (or retrenchment), improveme... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal stopping rule for a project with uncertain completion time and partial salvageability

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):54 - 66
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    In this paper, the authors developed an optimal stopping model for the control of an investment project that takes an uncertain length of time to develop and can still provide a partial payoff even if it is terminated without achieving its original performance objectives. They first investigated the solution of the model under a specific set of assumptions about the forms of the functions that cha... View full abstract»

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  • Estimation problems in rate-augmented learning curves

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):91 - 97
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    In situations where production rate is variable, the learning curve can provide unreliable results. One proposed solution to the “production rate” problem is to multiplicatively augment the learning curve with a production rate explanatory variable, while widely used by cost analysts, the rate-augmented learning curve has not proved reliable. It has been assumed, but not demonstrated, ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating simulation software for postal service use: technique versus perception

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):31 - 42
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    This paper describes the methodology developed for the Canada Post Corporation (CPC) to evaluate and select a commercial simulation package to be used for operational and long-term planning. The project consisted of three distinct phases. The objective of the first phase was to investigate the potential applications of simulation in the CPC environment. A benefit cost analysis was conducted for th... View full abstract»

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  • The historical roots of concurrent engineering fundamentals

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):67 - 78
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    This paper explores the history of the ideas behind concurrent engineering from the end of the 19th Century until the 1960s. Concurrent engineering is the relatively recent term that is applied to the engineering design philosophy of cross-functional cooperation in order to create products that are better, cheaper, and more quickly brought to market. The principles of concurrent engineering that a... View full abstract»

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  • Formulating and solving sequential decision analysis models with continuous variables

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):43 - 53
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    This paper presents a new decision analysis approach for modeling decision problems with continuous decision and/or random variables, and applies the approach to a research and development (R&D) planning problem. The approach allows for compact, natural formulation for classes of decision problems that are less appropriately addressed with standard discrete-variable decision analysis methods. ... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for implementing knowledge-based systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):79 - 90
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    The effective management of knowledge is important for the competitivity of organizations. Rapid technological progress over the last decade has made knowledge-based systems (KBSs) (including expert systems, organizational memory information systems, and other advanced information technology solutions) an integral part of every organization's effort to manage its knowledge assets effectively, KBSs... 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