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## Issue 2  Part Supplement • Apr/May 2001

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• ### Upper management's role

Publication Year: 2001
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It starts at the top. The trickle down theory is more than a lame economic notion. It is a leadership reality. Employees take their cues from what they perceive will please those at the top....for the most part. Even if employees grumble that upper management doesn't know what it is doing, employees will follow anyhow or leave. And actions do speak louder than words in the long run. In the beginni... View full abstract»

• ### Patents: an engineer's guide to protecting intellectual property

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 14
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The role of an engineer encompasses more than just designing, building and testing new products. In today's competitive marketplace, modern companies place a high value on engineers who can innovate. For companies to stay ahead, it is not enough for their engineers to solve problems by relying on a toolbox of well-known and widely used methods. The truly valuable engineers are those that can solve... View full abstract»

• ### Examining the fauna within [teamworking]

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):8 - 9
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Some writers predicted that growing corporate bureaucracies would tend to become less centralized and that future organizations would contain `task forces' to deal with specific problems. Organizational charts would then consist of a series of project groups rather than traditional hierarchies. In many ways, this mode of operation has come to pass. In fact, today's project group has its roots in t... View full abstract»

• ### Going for the gold [personal/professional life tradeoffs]

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):25 - 26
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One alternative to the Olympics metaphor of 'going for gold' in a working context is having the goal of maximizing the amount of material wealth that you accumulate, literally going for the gold. Or it can mean becoming as successful and accomplished in your chosen discipline as you possibly can, a more figurative interpretation. Generally speaking, achieving the latter might satisfy the former go... View full abstract»

• ### Researching the differences in the flora [R&D outsourcing]

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):6 - 7
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Products today rely on many different technologies. As a result, no one company can do all the necessary R&D simultaneously. No one company can keep all the relevant technologies inhouse and keep them all on the cutting-edge. In fact, the most important research a company does may be investigating possible outsourcing options. Success or failure can depend on the process developed for managing... View full abstract»

• ### KM on intranets and the fifth dimension (ethics)

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 24
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Knowledge management (KM) has captured the attention of both academics and practitioners. KM can be broadly defined as the strategies and tactics utilized by organizations to capture, manage and leverage their intellectual capital resource. The KM literature differentiates between explicit and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is easily codified, verbalized and published. Tacit knowledge, such a... View full abstract»

• ### The ascent of the customer

Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):3 - 5
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From 1984 to 1994, IBM and DEC lost $55 billion in market value while Microsoft, Intel, EDS and Novell were gaining$80 billion. The re-allocation of value within the computing industry was rapid and dramatic. Why the dramatic shift from front runner to bringing up the rear? They didn't know their customers...well enough. As a result, their method of “doing business” didn't work. Value... View full abstract»

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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Texas Instruments
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