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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Date Nov 1990

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  • Interdisciplinary product design education

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):301 - 305
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    An approach to experimental education is presented that has succeeded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in motivating both engineering and management students to orient their academic studies and career plans towards design activities. The course emphasizes that product development is an interdisciplinary function requiring skills that span traditional departmental boundaries. The aut... View full abstract»

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  • Multiattribute utility analysis in design management

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):296 - 301
    Cited by:  Papers (20)
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    A methodology is presented by which engineering design managers can consider technical aspects of a design concurrently with economic aspects of the manufacturing system in selecting among alternatives and directing the design effort. The concept of design flexibility as an attribute which captures both technical and economic considerations in one quantifiable performance measure is developed and ... View full abstract»

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  • The causes of project failure

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):269 - 276
    Cited by:  Papers (47)
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    A study was conducted of 97 projects identified as failures by the projects' managers or parent organizations. Using the project implementation profile, a set of managerially controllable factors is identified as associated with project failure. The factors differed according to three contingency variables: the precise way in which failure was defined; the type of project, and the stage of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Justification of computer-integrated manufacturing: some insights into the practice

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):291 - 296
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    Analysis of the literature demonstrates that justification is a major concern for organizations considering computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) and is a barrier to its implementation. The idea that justification is concerned with the two distinct elements of concept justification and equipment justification is introduced. The two types of justification are aimed at different parts of the organ... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational factors in post-acquisition performance

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):259 - 268
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    A study is reported based on 31 acquisitions for which data have been obtained from executives in the acquired divisions as well as the corporate officers by structured interviews and questionnaires. The study shows a lack of relationship between the professed motives of acquisition and post-acquisition performance. It seems that the lure of quick profitable growth through acquisition does not oft... View full abstract»

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  • Toward successful implementation of knowledge-based systems: expert systems versus knowledge sharing systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):277 - 283
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    Strategies are presented for successful implementation of knowledge-based systems in management fields where expertise is decentralized. The crucial role of the knowledge flow from knowledge suppliers through knowledge-based systems to system users in successful implementation of knowledge-based systems is discussed. This leads to a presentation of two paradigms, namely consulting paradigms and kn... View full abstract»

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  • Technology decomposition theory and magnetic disk technology

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):284 - 290
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    Technical change in the magnetic disk technology is investigated in light of technology decomposition theory proposed previously by the author (see ibid., vol.36, no.1, p.37-46 (1989)). The trends that provide the technical and technological measures of cost performance are presented. The technology decomposition for magnetic disk technology is postulated and the constituent values computed. Techn... View full abstract»

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  • An exploration of factors affecting the integration of in-house R&D with external technology acquisition strategies of a firm

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):246 - 258
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    Results of an empirical study of 31 cases of external technology acquisition are reported. A ten-stage framework of the external technology acquisition and implementation process is proposed, and the effect of a number of variables on the extent of research and development (R&D) involvement in each of these stages is explored. The relative importance of these variables in influencing R&D's... 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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