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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • Date May 1992

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  • Recent progress in modeling R&D project-selection processes

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):189 - 201
    Cited by:  Papers (72)
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    The authors review the progress that has been made in the development of quantitative models of R&D project-selection processes. Future research needs in the area are assessed. R&D project-selection has traditionally been modeled in the management science literature as a constrained optimization problem. The deficiencies of this approach have been described, and the need for new approaches... View full abstract»

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  • Computational survey of univariate and multivariate learning curve models

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):176 - 188
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    A computational survey of the various univariate and multivariate learning curve models that have evolved over the past several years is presented. Discussions are presented to show how the models might be used for cost analysis or productivity assessment in engineering management. A computational experiment comparing a univariate model to a bivariate model is presented. While the bivariate model ... View full abstract»

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  • Employee involvement in quality improvement: a comparison of American and Japanese manufacturing firms operating in the US

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):142 - 148
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    The authors sought to determine whether firms classified as incorporating a Japanese quality management approach had significantly higher levels of worker involvement in the quality effort as well as higher utilization of statistical quality control (SQC) tools. The three types of firms represented were traditional American firms, Japanese firms operating in the US, and nontraditional American fir... View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting fluid milk package type with a multigeneration new product diffusion model

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):169 - 175
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    A recently introduced multigeneration model, developed for high-technology industries and tested on a high-tech product class, is used to forecast use of three generations of packaging technology in the fluid milk market: glass, paperboard cartons, and plastic. Results show that the model can be successfully applied to industries not usually associated with high technology, and to specific markets... View full abstract»

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  • Do organizations achieve their objectives from computer-based manufacturing technologies?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):129 - 141
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    Before a firm can make an investment decision on implementing computer-based advanced manufacturing technologies, it should understand what it is trying to accomplish. This empirical study of 222 US manufacturing firms found that a considerable gap exists between the firms' expectations and their perceived achievements. All the technologies are neither equally appropriate nor equally effective in ... View full abstract»

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  • Technological innovation diffusion: the proliferation of substitution models and easing the user's dilemma

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):158 - 168
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    The proliferation, assumptions, motivation, and behavior of various substitution models of the technological diffusion process are explored. The underlying notion is that such an understanding helps the model user to choose the most appropriate model for the situation. The authors discuss the development, motivation, and assumptions of various deterministic and binary substitution models and compa... View full abstract»

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  • On stages of knowledge growth in the management sciences

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):119 - 128
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    The authors invoke Rostow's theory of economic development, the kinetics of chemical reactions, and the empirically based theory of the evolution of technologies, to address, by analogy, the stages of knowledge development in management science. They show that different strategies dominate research at the various stages of its development. The stages are related to the level of knowledge accumulat... View full abstract»

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  • A pictorial approach to poor-quality cost management

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):149 - 157
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    A pictorial approach to modeling poor-quality cost (PQC) is proposed. The approach is patterned after that used in a computer-based information system design. It includes two major steps: (1) specifying the PQC variables as well as the significant relationship among the variables, and mapping the variables and relationships into an influence diagram showing the structure of a PQC system: and (2) c... 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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