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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1992

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  • A win-win metric based software management approach

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):32 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (6)
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    Managers have difficulty understanding and visualizing software systems. A metric-based management approach is introduced that helps managers plan, schedule and staff software system development. A knowledge-based system is described that helps managers measure and visualize software systems. Once managers are able to understand and visualize software systems, they can control software development View full abstract»

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  • Managing CAD systems in mechanical design engineering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):22 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The results of an investigation into the management and use of CAD systems in ten manufacturing companies are reported. The goal of the research is to understand how engineers and managers perceive CAD systems, how work is restructured when CAD is used, and what barriers prevent the effective use of CAD systems. An introduction to CAD systems is presented, followed by a brief review of the latest ... View full abstract»

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  • Toward meta research on technology transfer

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):13 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (38)
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    Technology transfer (TT) literature has grown exponentially during the 25 years up to 1990. As in most emerging fields the literature is quite disjointed. It is especially so in TT because of the cross-disciplinary nature of the field. Although a number of taxonomies have been proposed most are by and for a specific discipline, e.g., economics or sociology. The authors provide a synthesis, an inte... View full abstract»

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  • The stages of evolution of information systems functions: Findings in the Bahrain environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):84 - 95
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    An evaluation and comparison, using Nolan's stage model, is made of the organizational IS (information system) functions in selected business organizations in the environment of a developing country, namely, Bahrain. A linear framework was developed by combining selected features of five benchmark variables. The empirical study validated certain aspects of the stage model. The research also showed... View full abstract»

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  • Conceptualizing organizational politics as a multidimensional phenomenon: empirical evidence from a study of technological innovations

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):4 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    While there is a growing literature on organizational politics (OP), the phenomenon has not been operationalized in a way that can be useful for analyzing the technological innovation process. To address this gap, OP was measured along two dimensions: general innovation-related organizational politics (GIOP) and project-specific organizational politics (PSOP) at the formulation and implementation ... View full abstract»

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  • The information explosion: fact or myth?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):79 - 84
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    An examination is made of data collected to measure patterns of information growth during the last century in the US. Results show that it is information distribution and not information production that has experienced explosive growth during the time frame View full abstract»

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  • The viability of using COCOMO in the special application software bidding and estimating process

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):42 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    The purpose of the author is to correlate actual data with COCOMO (constructive cost model) estimated values and determine if the COCOMO method accurately reflects documented program expenditures. Because spaceborne microprocessing is a relatively new arena, the primary constraint associated with developing a model is the limited available database. Data collection to support a statistical analysi... View full abstract»

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  • Multiproject staff scheduling with variable resource constraints

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):59 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (7)
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    An analytical approach and a PC software based solution are presented to a project management problem, in which multiple resources must be allocated to perform both routine tasks and a set of projects with varying levels of priority. The performance of a priority-based decision rule was tested on this project management problem. The model was able to provide division-level management with an effec... View full abstract»

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  • A decoupling inventory model and an application

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):73 - 76
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    The authors show the decision support value of modeling of supplier delivery-factory shipment activity and the related inventory levels. Naturally, data accuracy is extremely important for accurate model results. Furthermore, model results are mode valid for manufacturing lines that operate under a pull or built-to-sequence environment than otherwise View full abstract»

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  • Differences in competitive strategies between the United States and Japan

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):77 - 78
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    The author deal with differences between the strategies employed by firms in Japan and the US towards the generation and utilization of technology. The subject is introduced with a taxonomy (called product genesis) of the process of bringing an idea from the laboratory to the marketplace. The strategies are mapped against the various stages of product genesis. The hypothesis is developed that the ... 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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