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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • Date May 2011

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial for May 2011 Issue

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):185 - 188
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  • Economic Evaluation Model for International Standardization of Correlated Technologies

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):189 - 198
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    Standardization is becoming increasingly important, and therefore firms need to begin planning for standardization as early as the R&D stage. While the costs of implementing early standardization are high and have a low probability of success, the potential benefits can greatly exceed the initial costs if the project is successfully managed. In cases of correlated technologies, the degree of u... View full abstract»

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  • Market Information Processing in New Product Development: The Importance of Process Interdependency and Data Quality

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):199 - 211
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    While there is a growing interest in the role of market information processing activities (i.e., the acquisition, dissemination, and use of market information) in new product development (NPD), a number of gaps remain in our knowledge on this topic. When investigating the performance impact of market information processing, most studies have treated the three activities as independent. Our researc... View full abstract»

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  • The Impact of Technology Transfer Office Characteristics on University Invention Disclosure

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):212 - 227
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    The authors examine faculty disclosure of inventions, which is an important precursor of university licensing. The authors hypothesize that invention disclosure (ID) is an increasing function of R&D expenditures, faculty size, faculty quality, royalty share, and technology transfer office (TTO) independence from university funding. The authors also argue that, because TTO size is a measure of ... View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting the Diffusion of Innovation: A Stochastic Bass Model With Log-Normal and Mean-Reverting Error Process

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):228 - 249
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    Forecasting the diffusion of innovations plays a major role in managing technology development and in engineering management overall. In this paper, we extend the conventional Bass model stochastically by specifying the error process of sales as log-normal and mean-reverting. Our model satisfies the following reasonable properties, which are generally ignored in the existing literature: sales cann... View full abstract»

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  • Who Can Cultivate University Ties More in China? A Local Firm or a Foreign Firm?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):250 - 261
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    University ties are an important innovation resource for both foreign direct investment (FDI) firms and local firms. Since these university connections involve local personal ties, which are established through long-term efforts that require social and cultural embeddedness, it is probably more difficult for FDI firms to establish such ties than it is for local firms. However, FDI firms, which hav... View full abstract»

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  • Globally Radical Technologies and Locally Radical Technologies: The Role of Audiences in the Construction of Innovative Impact in Biotechnology

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):262 - 274
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    We argue that the decision of inventors to build upon a pioneering technology is a function not just of technical merit but also of social forces. The identification of technological predecessors in the patenting process (i.e., prior art) goes beyond merely delineating legal boundaries of a technological claim; the act, we posit, also provides a roadmap for potential inventors to follow. Thus, in ... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing Component Importance in Multifunction Multicapability Systems Developmental Maturity Assessment

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):275 - 294
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    Recently, a system maturity scale, i.e., system readiness level (SRL), was proposed to measure the maturity that a system achieves during development. However, this SRL assesses maturity for systems from only a single function and capability perspective, and is unable to assess maturity for multifunction multicapability (MFMC) systems. With ever increasing systems that provide multiple functions a... View full abstract»

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  • The Organizational Design of Large R&D Collaborations and Its Effect on Time and Budget Efficiency: The Contrast Between Blueprints and Reality

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):295 - 306
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    Organizing large R&D collaborations in such a way as to maximize time and budget efficiency often seems to be an impossible proposition. Our study addresses this phenomenon by investigating two large R&D collaborations in the aerospace industry, whereas previous studies have typically investigated the formally ascribed design interfaces and the informal communication networks from separate... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Quality Management in a Global Context

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):307 - 322
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    Manufacturers are faced with growing obstacles to quality coordination and assurance, as illustrated by the recent quality failures for toy cars and pet food. The objective of this paper is to contribute insight into these obstacles based on the theoretical domain of competitive capability progression (CCP), as well as the related concept of performance frontiers. Four hypotheses are developed and... View full abstract»

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  • Network Structures and Online Technology Adoption

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):323 - 333
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    How do social network structures influence online technology adoption? As few studies have examined the impact of social network structures on technology adoption, especially with regard to online teams deciding what technology to adopt, the answer to this question has remained elusive. In this research, we argue that comembership is one of the most important mechanisms through which online social... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of Empowerment on Performance in Open-Source Software Projects

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):334 - 346
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    An enduring issue that intrigues researchers and practitioners in open-source software (OSS) development is what motivates individuals to participate and make contributions, given the lack of numerating mechanisms. Amidst several end-state-focused motives advocated by prior studies (such as improved programming skills and future career growth), we add that an important contributing factor is empow... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving High Robustness in Supply Distribution Networks by Rewiring

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):347 - 362
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    In this paper, we propose a new rewiring approach for distribution networks called randomized local rewiring (RLR). We evaluate the robustness of original and rewired distribution networks using new metrics and show that the choice of a network topology can affect its robustness considerably. Some supply and distribution networks exhibit characteristics similar to those of scale-free networks. Sim... View full abstract»

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  • Social Competency and New Product Development Performance

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):363 - 376
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    Previous studies have fruitfully investigated the success factors of new product development. Most of these studies explored the phenomenon from the firm/team level. Little has been done from the perspective of how individuals within new product teams contribute to new product development (NPD) and its performance. Yet, any organizational output should be imputable to specific individuals, and und... View full abstract»

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  • Project-Scheduling Problem With Random Time-Dependent Activity Duration Times

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):377 - 387
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    In this paper, we introduce a random time-dependent project -scheduling problem (RTPSP), in which activity duration times are represented as randomness as well as time dependence. Under these circumstances, the resulting RTPSP is far more complex when compared with existing project-scheduling problems. The complexity stems identifying the critical path, a core issue when dealing with project-sched... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 388
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  • Forthcoming Engineering Management Related Conferences

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):389 - 391
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  • Papers to be Published in Future Issues of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):391 - 392
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  • 2011 IEEE international technology management conference (ITMC 2011)

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  • May 2011 IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - readership survey

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):394 - 395
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

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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