IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug 1993

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  • Sharpening the focus of viewpoints between higher education and employers of the expertise required for contemporary and future technical managers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):211 - 223
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Sharpening the focus between what employers require for technical managers and what universities are delivering is deemed to be an urgent strategic and policy issue. Technical managers must understand the technology that they are managing and the requirements of the customers that they serve. Technical managers have wide and varied responsibilities in any enterprise; major areas are design, produc... View full abstract»

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  • The effects of DSS group characteristics on client satisfaction

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):255 - 263
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    Despite the widespread use of decision-support systems (DSSs) by managers for problem-solving, little is known about how organizations support DSS users. The authors report on a field study of DSS groups to identify support characteristics that are related to client satisfaction with DSS services. The findings indicate that the proportion of DSS staff with functional data background is positively ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy logic applications: Technological and strategic issues

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):237 - 254
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    It is noted that fuzzy logic has not only significantly enhanced knowledge-based and expert system technology, but has fundamentally altered the granularity of intelligence. With the help of fuzzy logic, manufacturers of home appliances are today embedding intelligence inside individual products. The application of fussy logic has also transformed industrial process control and enabled new product... View full abstract»

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  • Propulsion system design optimization using the Taguchi method

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):315 - 322
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (2)
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    The authors discuss the Taguchi method as an approach to design optimization for quality. The method is briefly explained, and its application is illustrated for a propulsion system design optimization study for an advanced space transportation vehicle. The results suggest that the Taguchi method is a systematic and efficient approach that can aid in designing for performance, quality, and cost. P... View full abstract»

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  • Japanese product-development strategies: A summary and propositions about their implementation

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):224 - 236
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    The current literature on Japanese product development strategies is reviewed. Several propositions about how Japanese firms might be implementing these strategies differently than US firms are developed. A detailed case study of Mitsubishi's Semiconductor Equipment Department, published material on Japanese and US product development methods and organization structure, a second case study of Yoko... View full abstract»

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  • Modes of innovation in six industrial sectors

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):264 - 273
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    Patterns of innovation in 43 firms selected from six industrial sectors in Canada are examined. The sectors are pharmaceuticals, financial services, software services, pulp and paper, metallic products, and apparel. Modes of innovations are found to be differentiated and sector specific. Most firms are innovative in predictable ways, according to the logic of innovation prevailing in their industr... View full abstract»

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  • CAD system use and engineering performance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):274 - 282
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    Computer-aided design (CAD) systems can support engineering work at three levels: design, analysis, and communication. Seventy-five engineers in two gas turbine engine manufacturing companies were surveyed in an attempt to understand the relationship between these three types of CAD use and engineering performance. The results show strong links between different types of CAD use; use for design en... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for large-scale R&D planning based on cluster analysis

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):283 - 292
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    A decision-support approach to large-scale R&D planning is described. A quantitative model based on three analytical tools, the interaction matrix, hierarchical cluster analysis, and the Boston Consulting Group (GCG) strategic planning matrix, is used. Results of the model are used to determine the number of R&D program areas, the technological focus of each R&D program area, and the r... View full abstract»

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  • Functional perspectives on innovation: The correlates of innovation in the marketing and manufacturing functions

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):293 - 299
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    Existing knowledge about the correlates of innovation and the context of strategic decisions is used to develop propositions about the differences in the correlates of innovation in marketing and manufacturing functions. The theoretical model proposed is eclectic: it draws upon theory development in the fields of economics, engineering management, and corporate strategy. It is proposed that manufa... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated multicriteria model for warranty cost estimation and production

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):300 - 311
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    Warranty cost estimation for multiple products is considered. The decision variables include the price, warranty time, production quantity, and lot size. System constraints on the above decision variables are based on absolute minimum and maximum values between which those variables should lie. Several goals are considered at different levels of priorities. Some of these goals may be conflicting. ... View full abstract»

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  • The technology infrastructure of firms: Investments in infratechnology

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):312 - 315
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    Few technologies can be successfully commercialized and achieve market penetration without the availability and use of a critical technology infrastructure. Estimates of manufacturing firms' expenditures on internal investments in one class of technology infrastructure, namely, infratechnology, are presented. The relationship between such investments and industry productivity growth is examined. E... View full abstract»

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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