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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1990

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  • Assessing technological forecasts for the fiber optic communications market

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):53 - 55
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    It is noted that a key issue in engineering management is how technological forecasting affects marketing and planning decisions. Because published market forecasts influence both supplier and customer decision making, there is a need to understand the factors influencing these forecasts. Completing the management cycle requires analysis of the results and recommendations to change the original pl... View full abstract»

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  • A systems analysis for implementing video display terminals

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):55 - 61
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    The utility of a seven-step systems analysis model is demonstrated. This analysis addresses the safety and ergonomics problems associated with implementing video display terminals (VDTs). The seven-step analysis model consists of: defining the problems; setting the objectives and developing an evaluation criteria table; developing alternatives; modeling alternatives; evaluating alternatives; selec... View full abstract»

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  • The optimal mix of internal/external engineering staff and equipment with different levels of capability and performance

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):37 - 47
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    A mixed integer linear programming model (MILP) that can determine the optimal, strategic mix of internal and external engineers and equipment needed to acquire a new technology capability is presented. The model can also accommodate multilevel engineers and equipment with different performance levels, management project/technology control policies, and a multiperiod horizon. This model can aid en... View full abstract»

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  • Inventive payoff from R&D in Japanese industry: convergence with the West

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 9
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    An attempt is made to determine if investment in R&D and the hiring of college-educated employees result in a higher rate of inventions. The relationship between the input of R&D and inventive output is studied in two samples of Japanese factories, 34 in 1982 and 44 in 1970. These results are compared with findings in a parallel American study. The correlations between R&D and inventiv... View full abstract»

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  • Scientific output of small and medium size firms in high tech industries

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):48 - 52
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    The author focuses on the scientific output of small and medium-sized firms in high-tech industries in the US. The indicators for technological output have been defined differently by different researchers. Economists have used patents as the measure of research and development (R&D) output, partly because they are easier to delineate than other indicators. Behavioral researchers interested in... View full abstract»

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  • Variables influencing the performance of defense R&D contractors

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):22 - 30
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    Several variables affect the performance of contractors on defense research and development (R&D) contracts. These variables can be classified as endogenous or exogenous. Endogenous variables are influenced by the project manager and the contracting officer, while exogenous variables are not. The effects of four endogenous variables on contractor performance are examined. These variables are: ... View full abstract»

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  • Software project management under incomplete and ambiguous specifications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):10 - 21
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    It is noted that large system development and government contracts still adhere to a classical life-cycle approach to software development. A major problem in the classical approach is the completeness and clarity of the user requirements. Some author shave suggested that alternative paradigms are more timely. One such paradigm is the use of prototype software models. The author believes that prot... View full abstract»

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  • Vehicle fleet planning the road transportation industry

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):31 - 36
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    Planning the composition of a vehicle fleet in order to satisfy transportation service demands is an important resource management activity for any trucking company. Its complexity is such, however, that formal fleet management cannot be done adequately without the help of a decision support system. An important part of such a system is the generation of minimal discounted cost plans covering the ... 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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