IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov. 2001

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 393
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    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):530 - 531
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    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):531 - 535
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  • Technology portfolio management: optimizing interdependent projects over multiple time periods

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):518 - 527
    Cited by:  Papers (119)  |  Patents (1)
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    In order to maintain competitiveness, companies need to continually invest in technology projects. However, resource limitations require an organization to strategically allocate resources to a subset of possible projects. A variety of tools and methods can be used to select the optimal set of technology projects. However, these methods are only applicable when projects are independent and are eva... View full abstract»

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  • An innovation diffusion model of TQM implementation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):445 - 464
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    Researchers and practitioners have acknowledged the need to understand causal relationships among various elements of total quality management (TQM). In this paper, the authors model TQM as an organizational innovation. Using the innovation diffusion perspective from the information systems and organizational innovation literature, they theorize that TQM implementation translates top management's ... View full abstract»

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  • Adoption of electronic data interchange: the role of buyer-supplier relationships

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):505 - 517
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    This paper examines electronic data interchange (EDI) adoption and integration by US automobile industry suppliers. The paper constructs several hypotheses from the authors' literature survey and interviews with automotive industry managers, and tests these hypotheses using data from first- and second-tier automobile suppliers in the U.S. Their study shows: (1) the higher the frequency of transact... View full abstract»

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  • Option-based management of technology investment risk

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):428 - 444
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    Real operating (flexibility) options embedded in a technology investment are valuable because they allow management to take rational, value-adding actions that could favorably affect operational traits of the investment (timing, scale, scope, etc.). These options, however, are not inherent in technology investments. Rather, they usually must be carefully planned and designed to fit each investment... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for assessing the use of third-party software quality assurance standards to meet FDA medical device software process control guideline's

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):465 - 478
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    The proliferation of medical device software (MDS) potentially increases the risks of patient injury from software defects. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 updated its MDS regulations, moving away from a product-based regulatory approach toward one more focused on quality assurance processes. However, what constituted acceptable software quality assurance (SQA) processes and whet... View full abstract»

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  • Journal quality assessment: an integrated subjective and objective approach

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):479 - 490
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    Many universities, research institutions, and government funding agencies are continuously attempting to grade or rank journals for their academic value. Such grading is needed both for funding and resource allocation purposes and for personnel decisions. In grading journals, objective information, such as the impact factors (the most commonly used journal citation information provided by Journal ... View full abstract»

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  • Validating specifications: a contract-based approach

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):491 - 504
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    The role of contracts in validating specifications has been neglected in research, as they are thought of as commercial and legal documents with little value as far as validation is concerned. The term "validate" does not mean preapproval before production, but acceptance of performance of the supplier (through validation parameters contained in a contract) to deliver to specification during the d... View full abstract»

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  • Upward influence styles of R&D project leaders

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):394 - 413
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    Innovation is not only a technological but also a sociopolitical process of contested change, which implies that the fate and the result of an R&D project are shaped by how influence is exercised. As a means of encouraging internal entrepreneurial efforts, the capacity of project leaders to successfully influence others has been widely discussed. Nevertheless, only a few studies have systemati... View full abstract»

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  • An ROI-Based strategy for implementation of existing and emerging technologies in helicopter manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):414 - 427
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    An aircraft structure has several part families. These part families are currently manufactured using a baseline technology. There are several other competing technologies, already existing or still in the development stages, that could be applied to the structure under consideration. Each technology has a probability distribution of costs and savings (over baseline) associated with it. The proble... 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