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Issue 4 • Date Nov. 2010

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial for November 2010 Issue

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):533 - 535
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  • Indirect and Direct Supplier Development: Performance Implications of Individual and Combined Effects

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):536 - 546
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    As firms concentrate on their core competencies, they become more dependent on suppliers who possess technological competencies and manufacturing capacities that the firms themselves do not have. As a consequence, firms must maintain a network of capable and reliable suppliers. Supplier development activities can often support suppliers' improvement efforts. This research shows that indirect suppl... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Energy R&D Portfolio Investments in Response to a Carbon Tax

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):547 - 559
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    In this paper, we deal with a very timely issue-R&D strategies needed for compliance with a climate policy in an economically optimal way. We provide interesting insights into the composition of R&D portfolios across the main mitigation options for decision makers and policy makers. We address the optimal R&D investment response of a decision maker or an engineering manager-at the firm... View full abstract»

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  • Cross-Trained Staffing Levels With Heterogeneous Learning/Forgetting

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):560 - 574
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    A skilled workforce is an increasingly expensive resource for organizations. Determining minimum staffing levels to meet production requirements is critical to competitiveness. This paper investigates the effects of several exogenous and controllable factors on minimum staffing levels in parallel dual resource constrained (DRC) systems in the presence of heterogeneous individual learning and forge... View full abstract»

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  • A Target-Based Decision-Making Approach to Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Model for Japanese Traditional Crafts

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):575 - 588
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    This paper deals with the evaluation of Japanese traditional crafts, in which product items are assessed according to the so-called “Kansei” features by means of the semantic differential method. For traditional crafts, decisions on which items to buy or use are usually influenced by personal feelings/characteristics; therefore, we shall propose a consumer-oriented evaluation model t... View full abstract»

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  • Excellence in IT Consulting: Integrating Multiple Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Top Performers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):589 - 606
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    Information technology (IT) consulting is a job where performance is multidimensional and difficult to measure objectively, and where organizational cultures are often “up or out.” Thus, a consultant will typically be judged by (implicit) comparison to an observer's mental picture of a “top performer.” Three linked studies conducted at a large IT consulting firm examine... View full abstract»

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  • An Optimal-Control-Based Decision-Making Model and Consulting Methodology for Service Enterprises

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):607 - 619
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    The service industry has become a primary point of growth in most countries. However, the current service business is largely constrained by human factors and lacks automated and quantitative techniques for operation and decision making. In this paper, we propose an optimal-control-based decision-making model that facilitates performance analysis and strategy planning for service enterprises. Usin... View full abstract»

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  • R&D Project Performance Evaluation With Multiple and Interdependent Criteria

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):620 - 633
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    In this study, we develop an approach based on analytic network process (ANP) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) to evaluate the performance of Research and Development projects. We identify a set of criteria and subcriteria having interdependencies among themselves. Interdependency is treated using a hybrid ANP model consisting of both hierarchy and network. The interval pairwise comparison matr... View full abstract»

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  • Developing and Assessing Commonality Metrics for Product Families: A Process-Based Cost-Modeling Approach

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):634 - 648
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    To be competitive in today's global economy, firms must deliver more products that are viable in the marketplace for shorter times. The use of product families allows firms to meet these needs in a cost-competitive manner. The determination of which components to share and which should be unique is very important to the development of product families. Commonality metrics are presented with the go... View full abstract»

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  • A Methodology to Support Product-Differentiation Decisions

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):649 - 660
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    Choosing the right set of new products to offer is a key driver of profitability. New products often share some design attributes with existing products, thus, firms need to decide which attributes to keep common and which to differentiate. We propose and empirically implement a new methodology that can help managers to navigate the complex decision of where to focus differentiation, using “... View full abstract»

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  • Indirect Network Effects and Platform Dominance in the Video Game Industry: A Network Perspective

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):661 - 673
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    Going beyond the traditional conceptualization of indirect network effects as the number of complements available, this study analyzes how the network positions of platforms and complementors explain platform dominance. We use data from the U.S. home video game industry between 2002 and 2006 to test our model of platform dominance. While the impact of degree of links with complementors representin... View full abstract»

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  • Absorptive Capacity in R&D Project Teams: A Conceptualization and Empirical Test

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):674 - 688
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    The purpose of this study is to answer a call for the rejuvenation of the absorptive capacity (ACAP) construct by offering a novel conceptualization and empirical test of a multidimensional model of R&D project team ACAP that portrays it as a capability distinct from prior knowledge, specifies each dimension's level of analysis, distinguishes between individual and collective assimilation, and... View full abstract»

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  • Uncertainty in Through-Life Costing–-Review and Perspectives

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):689 - 701
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    Estimating through-life cost (TLC) is an area that is critical to many industrial sectors, and in particular, within the defense and aerospace where products are complex and have extended life cycles. One of the key problems in modeling the cost of these products is the limited life-cycle information at the early stage. This leads to epistemic and aleatory uncertainty within the estimation process... View full abstract»

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  • Accounting for Nonlinearity in the MCDM Approach for a Transportation Planning Application

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):702 - 710
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    We assess the impact of accounting for nonlinearity of selected value functions to improve the multiattribute utility theory approach for transportation planning applications. Research findings were obtained by conducting a case study for investigating and improving the project evaluation and selection with the collaboration of a state-level transportation agency. A methodology based on the analyt... View full abstract»

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  • Journal subscription information

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 711
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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Related Conferences

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 712
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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Related Conferences

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):713 - 714
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  • Acknowledgment of Reviewers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):715 - 717
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    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):718 - 719
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  • Special issue call for papers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):720 - 721
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  • 2010 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 57

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):722 - 728
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C4
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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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas