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IRE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1959

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): nil1
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  • A Profitability Criterion for Measurement and Decision-Making

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):65 - 68
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    Consideration of the legal structure of corporations, and of long-term price and dividend trends of industrial stocks, leads to the conclusion that a corporation achieves its maximum profitability when the discounted value of the over-all flow of cash associated with its various activities is a maximum. The appropriate discount rate is somewhere near 6 per cent. Since each project, individually, m... View full abstract»

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  • Product Selection---Witchcraft or Wisdom

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):68 - 71
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    This paper develops the thesis that marketing research can make a significant contribution to new product conception and development. A discussion of new product development is presented within the framework of meeting the challenge of changing needs of the market and the competition of companies who are market-oriented and working to anticipate the needs of their customers. Companies engaged in r... View full abstract»

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  • Group Contracting

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):71 - 75
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    The pattern of military electronics procurement in recent years has shifted away from large-scale production of relatively simple systems¿black boxes, they may be called¿and toward the development and production of fewer systems of increasing complexity. To meet the challenges imposed by this change, the industry has found it necessary, in many cases, to form teams of specialist organizations, e... View full abstract»

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  • An Industrial Dynamic Approach to the Management of Research and Development

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):75 - 80
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    Our intensive search for knowledge, basic and applied, must be accompanied by a corresponding search for the principles underlying the management of research and development. An attempt has been made here to seek out the factors of major importance and to organize them into a meaningful whole. Basic to this analysis have been the views of product value and cost as streams in time, and of manageria... View full abstract»

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  • Management Control of Professional Operations--- Actuality or Illusion?

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):81 - 86
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    Whether management has effective control of professional operations such as Research and Development is difficult to judge because the required level of creativity varies from project to project. To eliminate this variable, patent operations, which require specialized creativity of constant intensity, were chosen for study. Results of a questionnaire sent to 100 electronics companies indicate that... View full abstract»

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  • Magazine Review Section

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):87 - 88
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  • For Your Bookshelf

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): 88
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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s): c2
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This Transactions ceased production in 1962. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

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