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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date Feb 2001

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  • A prism on globalization: corporate responses to the dollar [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 111
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  • Alliance advantage: the art of creating value through partnering [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):111 - 112
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  • Corporate universities: lessons in building a world-class work force [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):112 - 113
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  • Neo-industrial organising: renewal by action and knowledge formation in a project-intensive economy [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):113 - 115
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  • Selecting R&D projects at BMW: a case study of adopting mathematical programming models

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):70 - 80
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    Research and development (R&D) project selection is a critical interface between the product development strategy of an organization and the process of managing projects day-to-day. This article describes the project selection problem faced by an R&D group of BMW (Munich, Germany). The problem was structured as minimizing the gap between target performance of the technology to be developed... View full abstract»

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  • Key factors in the successful application of quality function deployment (QFD)

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):81 - 95
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    In the product design and development process, quality function deployment (QFD) provides a comprehensive, systematic approach to ensure that new products meet or exceed customer expectations. This paper reports on the results of a survey of more than 400 companies in the United States and Japan using QFD. The objective of the study was to understand the key factors that result in the successful a... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a sourcing strategy for IS: a behavioral decision process and framework

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 24
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    A framework and process are developed for considering outsourcing, insourcing, internal markets and strategic alliance alternative sourcing strategies for information systems (IS) activities. The framework is behavioral in nature in that it mimics the way in which people actually make decisions. An activity whose sourcing is to be evaluated is initially assessed in terms of two criteria: critical ... View full abstract»

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  • Success factors and future challenges in the management of faster-better-cheaper projects: lessons learned from NASA

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):25 - 35
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    In the last few years, NASA has shifted its mode of management of unmanned space missions from “flagship” missions to faster-better-cheaper (FBC) projects with reduced scope, budget and schedule. In order to examine the successful attributes and potential weaknesses of this new management style, the authors prepared four case studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) i... View full abstract»

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  • Dimensions of national culture and corporate adoption of IT infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):36 - 45
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    Corporate adoption of information technology (IT) infrastructure is a critical management issue that may be affected by national culture. Prior research has shown that dimensions of national culture affect development of national IT infrastructure as well as adoption and impact of IT applications. This study explores the impact of two dimensions of national culture (uncertainty avoidance and power... View full abstract»

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  • Helping relations between technology users and developers: a vignette study

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):56 - 69
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    This paper describes a vignette study of help-seeking and help-giving by technology users and technical specialists in response to problems with technologies-in-use. It was found that decisions both to seek and to give help were affected by task variables, such as problem urgency and problem difficulty. They also found evidence that technology users' decisions about help-seeking are not driven by ... View full abstract»

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  • Information system success as impacted by risks and development strategies

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):46 - 55
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    The high failure rates long associated with information system (IS) projects, despite advances in techniques for information technology development, suggest that organizations need to improve their ability to identify and to manage associated risks. Until recently, studies of specific risks and successes were limited by the lack of formal measures that were both comprehensive and multifaceted. Thi... View full abstract»

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  • What is engineering management?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):107 - 115
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    The question, “what is engineering management?” has certainly been addressed before in both professional articles and textbooks. However, it seems appropriate to again address this question because of the renewed interest in engineering management. This renewed interest comes in many forms, but two stand out. The first is the increasing trend to give engineering management assignments ... View full abstract»

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  • Contractor selection criteria: a cost-benefit analysis

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):96 - 106
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    This paper describes an empirical study aimed at ranking prequalification criteria on the basis of perceived total cost-benefit to stakeholders. A postal questionnaire was distributed to 100 client and contractor organizations in Australia in 1997. Forty-eight responses were analyzed for scores on 38 categories of contractor information in terms of “value to client” “contractor c... 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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