IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug 1990

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  • Developing hi-tech industrial products for world markets

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):177 - 184
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    The innovation process for 81 industrial products developed and launched internationally by 55 Israeli electronic and chemical manufactures between 1980-5, was investigated. The performance of 25 preparatory marketing activities listed in the context of an innovation process model was studied. Factor analysis and cluster analysis were used to identify four total activity patterns. These patterns w... View full abstract»

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  • Research and educational characteristics of the engineering management discipline

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):172 - 176
    Cited by:  Papers (33)
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    Summary results of a worldwide study on engineering and technology management are presented. The year-long study was conducted under the sponsorship of IEEE Engineering Management Society as a follow-up to previous studies in 1977, 1981, and 1984. The objective was to determine the characteristics and strategic directions of the educational and research components of this field. Approximately 3000... View full abstract»

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  • A specific decision support system (SDSS) to develop an optimal project portfolio mix under uncertainty

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):213 - 221
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    A specific decision support system (SDSS) than can be used as a methodology for choosing an optimal portfolio mix of information systems projects is described. The SDSS is developed by applying a number of well-known management science techniques. A net present value (NPV) of the projects is maximized within limited resources, and the solution of the model provides the optimal project start period... View full abstract»

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  • Outline of a quality plan for industrial research and development projects

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):191 - 197
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    Quality issues associated with projects in an industrial research laboratory are analyzed. By recognizing the common characteristics of projects in an industrial research laboratory, the problem of identifying the quality priorities is broken down into a series of levels. For each project at the top level are the personnel who play important roles for the success or failure of the project. At the ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic optimization of cash flow management decisions: a stochastic model

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):203 - 212
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    A stochastic method is proposed that is based on decision analysis and Bayesian updating to monitor cash flow and make short-term decisions when a liquidity squeeze appears possible. The uncertainties about the payment time of outstanding bills sent out to customers, and the updating of this information as the manager gets to know his customers through successive payments, is modeled. This updatin... View full abstract»

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  • Rational decision making: structuring of design meetings

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):185 - 190
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    The design process is discussed from the viewpoint of decision-making. In sorting design problems the following stages of strategy, tactics, and execution (called the decision-making cycle), are assumed to always occur. Particular design meetings to obtain improved structuring of the design process are included in this decision-making cycle. The design meetings include decision analysis (DA), pote... View full abstract»

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  • A tradeoff analysis for rough terrain cargo handlers using the AHP: an example of group decision making

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):222 - 228
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    The results of a case study designed to select the next generation of rough-terrain cargo handlers for the US Army are presented. Three alternatives were identified and ultimately ranked using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). This framework permits decision makers to conduct tradeoffs among incommensurate criteria without having to rely on a single measure. The evaluation team consisted of fi... View full abstract»

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  • The use of quality circles in the automobile parts industry

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):198 - 202
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    A sample of 65 companies from the automotive parts industry responded to a questionnaire about their practices in quality control (QC) circles. The results supported the value of using QC circles for both quality improvement and organizational effectiveness. The support of the different levels of management, particularly those in the plant, was found to be an important consideration for their succ... View full abstract»

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  • Managers' perceptions towards automation in manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):228 - 232
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    Based on a survey of managers' perceptions, the major benefits and problems related to the adoption of new automated manufacturing systems have been identified. Variables related to cost justification are perceived to be less important than variables associated with improved flexibility and product quality in influencing a company's intention to raise its level of technological sophistication in t... 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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