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Issue 2 • Date May 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): C2
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  • From the Editor

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 197 - 199
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  • EMS Transitions to TMC

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 200
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  • Task Conflict, Integrative Potential, and Conflict Management Strategies in Joint Ventures

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 201 - 218
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (639 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    Existing studies of conflict management in joint ventures (JVs) assume that the characteristics of the tasks that generate conflict have no impact on either the conflict-performance relationship or on the effectiveness of conflict management techniques. In this paper, we challenge this assumption by examining JV conflict over R&D and marketing tasks. Because JVs decisions are made by two or mo... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring How Lead Users Develop Radical Innovation: Opportunity Recognition and Exploitation in the Field of Medical Equipment Technology

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 219 - 233
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (648 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    In this paper, we explore how lead users develop radical innovations outside of manufacturing firms. We analyze the transition from a very early stage of activities to the ultimate commercialization of these innovations. The focus in this context is on the initiatives undertaken by lead users in order to transform their radically new solutions into functional prototypes, and then, to convince esta... View full abstract»

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  • Forensic Project Management: An Exploratory Examination of the Causal Behavior of Design-Induced Rework

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 234 - 247
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (851 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    The determination as to why projects fail to meet planned schedule, cost, and quality parameters is a leitmotiv within the construction, engineering, and project management literature. Yet, the interrelatedness and behavior of key factors that influence these project performance indicators, particularly regarding design-error-induced rework, have received limited academic examination. Design-induc... View full abstract»

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  • How Do Organizations Learn Lessons From Projects—And Do They?

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 248 - 266
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (429 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    The need to learn from one project to the next is clearly of vital importance, but is often neglected. Furthermore, there are fundamental issues within projects that inhibit such learning, such as the temporary nature of project organizations and the fundamental complexity of projects. This paper surveys the diverse literature that can help explain these factors and help projects to learn, and des... View full abstract»

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  • A Conceptual Framework for Ranking R&D Projects

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 267 - 278
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (515 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    A framework for R&D project ranking that can help a firm improve its competitive advantage is presented. The framework integrates elements of previously published R&D project ranking systems and was refined through practitioner evaluation and utilization. Through use of the framework, an organization can increase the objectivity, accountability, and transparency of its strategic decision-m... View full abstract»

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  • Business Opportunity Assessment With Costly, Imperfect Information

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 279 - 291
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (402 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    An increasing number of decision makers are required to assess business opportunities, as new technologies have been developing at an astonishing rate and technology transfer has been facilitated in numerous institutions. We present a partially observed Markov decision process model of the assessment. At each point in time, a reward-maximizing decision maker chooses to either accept the opportunit... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of a Perceived Leader's Influence on the Motivation of the Members of Nonwork-Related Virtual Communities

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 292 - 303
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    In the plethora of virtual communities (VCs), the importance of nonwork-related VCs is increasing because organizations want to utilize these VCs to improve their performance by means of the social interaction among the members of the nonwork-related VCs. Despite the growing importance of nonwork-related VCs, only limited research has been conducted to examine the factors affecting their members' ... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the Core Resources in the Environmental Management System From the Resource Perspective and the Contingency Perspective

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 304 - 315
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (754 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    The purpose of this paper is twofold. The first objective is to examine the core resources that make environmental management system (EMS) a potential basis of sustainable competitive advantage from the resource-based view of the firm. The second objective is to investigate the set of core resources from the contingency perspective. Particularly, experience in implementing other manufacturing syst... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer Acceptance of RFID Technology: An Exploratory Study

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 316 - 328
    Cited by:  Papers (35)
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    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is used in numerous applications and offers a plethora of interesting potential new applications. However, this potential raises issues that require addressing to achieve its widespread acceptance by consumers. This paper investigates the factors that affect consumer acceptance of RFID technology. The purpose of this effort is to develop and test a ... View full abstract»

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  • Critical Path Analysis With Fuzzy Activity Times

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 329 - 337
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Fuzzy logic has been proposed as an alternate approach for quantifying uncertainty relating to project activity duration. The fuzzy logic approach may be suitable in the situations where past data are either unavailable or not relevant, the definition of the activity itself is somewhat unclear, or the notion of the activity's completion is vague. The purpose of this paper is to present a new metho... View full abstract»

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  • A Comment on “Modeling to Support Reliability Enhancement During Product Development With Applications in the U.K. Aerospace Industry”

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 338 - 339
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    The recent paper by L. Walls, J. Quigley, and J. Marshall, ldquoModeling to support reliability enhancement during product development with applications in the U.K. Aerospace industry,rdquo IEEE Trans. Eng. Manage., vol 53, no. 2, pp. 263-274, May 2006, claimed that there ldquowas no closed formrdquo for the meantime between failure defined to be the minimum order statistic of independent, noniden... View full abstract»

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  • The Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Determine Proportionality Constant of the Taguchi Quality Loss Function

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 340 - 348
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    Taguchi's philosophy of quality improvement is quite unique and challenging. Traditionally, quality management focused on conformance to specifications within a given range. In Taguchi's philosophy, the aim of quality management should be achieving a specific target value. Any deviation from the predetermined target value results in a loss (e.g., due to customer dissatisfaction). Taguchi measures ... View full abstract»

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  • State of the Art of Correlation-Based Models of Project Scheduling Networks

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 349 - 358
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    In traditional network critical path method/program evaluation and review technique models for project scheduling, it is assumed that the durations or costs of individual activities are independently distributed. In real situations, however, there may exist correlations between parallel or serial activities; they may be positive or negative, linear, or nonlinear. The purpose of this paper is to ex... View full abstract»

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  • Evolving Models of Supplier Involvement in Design: The Deterioration of the Japanese Model in U.S. Auto

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 359 - 377
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    The U.S. auto industry in the 1990s was in a state of transition, driven by a rapidly changing environment and attempts to adopt best practices from other automakers. The Japanese supplier management system is regarded as extremely effective in delivering high-quality component systems integrated into the vehicle with short design lead times. American automakers dedicated themselves to reengineeri... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 378
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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Related Conferences

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 379 - 381
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  • International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC-Europe 2008)

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 382 - 383
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  • The 4th International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT2008)

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 384
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  • Papers to be Published in Future Issues of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 385 - 386
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 387 - 388
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas