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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1998

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  • Strategic Management Of Technology And Innovation [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 88
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Following the leader in R&D: the joint effect of subordinate problem-solving style and leader-member relations on innovative behavior

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):3 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    There have been relatively few theoretically-based empirical studies of leadership in research and development (R&D) settings despite theoretical indications of its importance. Some recent studies have found support for a relationship between transformational leadership and R&D project success. In the current study, the authors discuss the transactional and transformational nature of leade... View full abstract»

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  • How many R&D projects to develop?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):73 - 77
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    The eventual success of any early research project is uncertain. It has been generally recognized that commercial and applied research projects need to be screened prior to undertaking extensive development effort. But how many projects should be continued into development? This paper presents a model to determine an average optimal number of research projects to be developed. The research and dev... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of manufacturing performance of three team structures in semiconductor plants

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20 - 32
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    Manufacturing programs aimed at improving performance often feature employee teams that address production problems at the shop-floor level. According to cognitive models of participation, performance under such programs is improved via the better utilization of skills and knowledge that occurs as employees are allowed greater decision making in their tasks. The authors examine the cognitive-model... View full abstract»

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  • Prioritizing processes in initial implementation of statistical process control

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):66 - 72
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    A production process composed of tens or even hundreds of subprocesses is a common phenomenon in industry. Each of the subprocesses contributes to various aspects of product quality. Ideally, a control chart can be set up on every subprocess to guarantee the quality of the final product. This is not practical however, because of limited human and economic resources, and the management has to decid... View full abstract»

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  • Contractor performance: how good are contingent workers at the professional level?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):11 - 19
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    “Contractors”, sometimes called “job shoppers”, are temporary workers from an agency “A” who perform professional work at client site “B” under the direction of the client's employees. The authors surveyed 96 managers in six high-technology settings about their overall perceptions of contractor performance, finding that respondents perceived it to ri... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy assessment of machine flexibility

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 87
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    Manufacturing flexibility is a difficult and multifaceted concept that because of its inherent complexity and fuzziness is amenable to an artificial intelligence treatment. Fuzzy logic offers a suitable framework for measuring flexibility in its various aspects. This paper deals with the measurement of machine flexibility. When data are precise, this is done via a simple analytical formula. But if... View full abstract»

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  • From theory to practice: toward a typology of project-management styles

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):33 - 48
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    Research literature on the management of projects has been quite slow in its conceptual development and still suffers from a scanty theoretical basis. One of the main impediments in the study of projects has been the absence of constructs and the little distinction that has been made between the project type and its managerial and organizational style. Based on the findings in a field study of 26 ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of Petri nets for resource allocation in projects

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):49 - 56
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    Traditional models for project management have not adequately incorporated a number of factors that are important for resource allocation. This paper describes the use of Petri nets to facilitate resource allocation in projects under some conditions commonly encountered in practice. Petri nets provide a powerful formalism for representing and analyzing concurrent systems. To date, however, very li... View full abstract»

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  • Repair-unit location models for power failures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):57 - 65
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    Extreme weather conditions such as ice storms often cause significant damage to electric power transmission and distribution systems and result in large-scale power failures. In such cases, electric utilities need to repair the transmission and distribution systems as expeditiously and economically as possible. In this paper, for the electric utilities, the authors present three mathematical goal ... 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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