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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov 1988

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  • On managing the human factors engineering of hybrid production systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):238 - 249
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In the transition toward total automation, contemporary manufacturing systems are predominantly composed of production equipment that is neither completely manual or automated. The development of these systems, identified as hybrid production systems, employ and integrate the capacities of human operators with intelligent machines. It is argued that human activities in hybrid automated systems are... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the development/production transition

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):232 - 237
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    There is evidence that profitability over the product life cycle is strongly dependent on the quality of the development to manufacturing transition, making this period strategically important in the new product development process. A model of the transition is proposed which includes the product alignment factors of market acceptance and company fit, and the organizational capability factors of c... View full abstract»

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  • On alternative strategies for doing research in the management and social sciences

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):215 - 220
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    The author delineates a number of taxonomic approaches to classifying knowledge for research into management and social sciences and points out the need for yet higher order contributions, namely those which embed that which is known in more generalized theoretical frameworks. He also discusses research strategies that do not necessarily contribute to the objective of consolidating knowledge. Last... View full abstract»

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  • Valuing the flexibility of flexible manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):250 - 257
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    The author studies the topical issue of flexible manufacturing system (FMS) justification. He contends that current evaluation methods fall short of capturing a key advantage of an FMS: the value of flexibility. He identifies various benefits of FMS that arise from the ability to switch between modes of production, and in particular, he models the value derived from the ability to better cope with... View full abstract»

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  • New business formation through the Enterprise Development Center: a model for new venture creation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):221 - 231
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    Creating companies is a critical issue for the United States as a whole, and particularly for specific areas within the United States if they are to compete effectively in a global situation of hypercompetition. This creation process requires an understanding of technology development and a method for linking the alternative resources necessary. The author discusses the aspects of this process and... View full abstract»

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  • Technological innovation and development: prospects for China

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):258 - 264
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    China needs to enhance its sources of capital, accept competition at individual and enterprise levels, and reduce governmental influence in the management of technological processes. In addition, shifting scientific engineering norms to share information, more effective reward mechanisms for innovation, better staff support, and upgrading management capabilities would encourage technological devel... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated approach to project evaluation and selection

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):265 - 270
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    Effective project evaluation necessitates incorporating the many conflicting objectives of decision maker(s) into decision models. Among the many proposed methodologies of multicriteria decision making, goal programming is perhaps the most popular and widely used. Although it incorporates multiple objectives and arrives at an optimal solution, its major drawback is that the decision maker(s) must ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of proposed and existing accelerated research programs by the Office of Naval Research

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):271 - 279
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    A process to evaluate proposed and existing accelerated research programs is described. The key component of the process is the use of mixed level review panels, consisting of bench-level researchers, research managers, transitioning experts, technology experts, and Navy requirements experts, to review multiple programs (nominally) in technical areas of similar science. The operational components ... 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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