IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug 1988

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  • The impact of external factors on productivity in an engineering support organization

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):147 - 157
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The authors explore the degree to which software engineering is actually practiced in a large computational support organization. The results reveal that practitioners generally have not adopted these techniques. This failure can be attributed primarily to the environmental conditions under which software is being developed and, in particular, to the external constraints placed on the organization... View full abstract»

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  • An interactive approach to R&D project selection and termination

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):139 - 146
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    A decision support tool is developed that can be used by the R&D manager to effectively update his or her portfolio when a review is called for. The approach is interactive and builds on two sets of critical factors. Initially, projects are screened to see if they are at an acceptable level, and if they are making reasonable progress toward completion. Those failing the test are terminated, th... View full abstract»

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  • Transition management-a structured perspective

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):158 - 166
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    The various major models of transition management are presented and compared. They are organized into three distinct categories, based on their prescribed transition increment size, management structure, or method for influencing change in employees. Factors affecting the choice of a model are also provided. Through the careful selection of an appropriate method from each category, it is proposed ... View full abstract»

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  • R&D/marketing linkage and innovation strategy: some West German experience

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):167 - 174
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    In focusing on R&D and marketing departments within the same business units in 31 German companies, data were obtained on the success rate of innovations, causes for failure of innovations, marketing and technology strategy, and the dynamics of the technological environment. Semistructured interview protocols were used for obtaining the data. Although marketing was mentioned as the most import... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement of output from university research: a case study

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):175 - 180
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    A case study to test the feasibility of measuring output from university research has been performed at Chalmers University of Technology based on five categories: graduate degrees awarded, scientific publications, citations, patents, and spin-off companies. These outputs have been subjectively combined into a merit figure and compared to inputs in the form of department budgets and other outputs ... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of R&D portfolio strategies for contract competition

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):181 - 186
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    The authors extend earlier technology assessment methods in two ways. First, multiple attributes of product quality and a firm's innovative strength in the respective technologies are viewed in aggregate, so as to balance the R&D portfolio and to maximize the expected returns on the discretionary funds. Secondly, rational competitor strategies, are obtained through simulation based on relative... View full abstract»

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  • Successful initiation of expert systems projects

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):186 - 190
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    The author suggests project management concepts and techniques that can facilitate a successful initiation of new expert systems projects. The principle of communication, cooperation, and coordination is emphasized. The standard responsibility chart is presented as a mechanism for coordinating the efforts of the project personnel. The roles of domain experts, knowledge engineers, and programmers a... View full abstract»

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  • Supplier/user interfacing in the development and adoption of new hardware/software systems: a framework for research

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):190 - 196
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    A conceptual framework has been developed that identifies and maps different patterns of supplier/user interfacing in the development and adoption of new industrial products. This framework is applied to two empirical examples of computer-assisted-learning adoptions explored in a case-based field study. The supplier/user patterns suggest that there are many different potential relationships that 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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