IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Sept. 1965

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    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 69
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    DESPITE THE MANY formal models of the Research, Development, and Engineering (R, D, and E) Process1 and the many prescriptions on “how to manage” R, D, and E2 we are still seriously lacking in adequate descriptions of what actually takes place in this complex process. Absence of such descriptions has not, as it frequently has in physical science, prevented effec... View full abstract»

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  • Influences related to time allocation of R & D supervisors

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):70 - 78
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    Four basic areas of possible influence have been investigated and found to bear some relationship to an engineering supervisor's allocation of time: the individual himself, in terms of his personal job interests and desires; his perception of his superior's desires in terms of time allocation; a set of role and task requirements manifest in his perception of how he ought to spend his time; and sev... View full abstract»

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  • A method of describing the development of an engineering project

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):79 - 86
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    The aim of this paper is to suggest a method of describing and analyzing the progress of an engineering project. The major purpose of such a description is to facilitate a study of how the problem-solving processes involved are influenced by various kinds of impulses. The method is based on a few postulates about the nature of engineering work — engineering activity is assumed to consist ma... View full abstract»

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  • A method for allocating R & D expenditures

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):87 - 93
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    The analytical problems of developing quantitative techniques for R & D investment management are often complicated by the existence of conflicting goals. Corporate goals may require the R & D manager to simultaneously seek the highest probable profits, the largest probable number of successes, and the greatest probable profits per dollar spent. Departmental goals may restrict the ma... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison of actual and allocated costs for work accomplished using NASA PERT

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):93 - 102
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    A system for more objectively evaluating a contractor's performance on cost type contracts is described. The technique utilizes the existing NASA PERT and Companion Cost System without imposing any additional reporting requirements upon the contractor. Evaluation is obtained by a cost index which is calculated monthly and is a comparison of the contractor's actual costs incurred with baseline allo... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to research and development effectiveness

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):103 - 112
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    The major portion of this paper consists of a description of the rationale and use of RDE (Research and Development Effectiveness), a computerized planning program developed inhouse and designed to utilize analytical techniques in the management of R & D resources in the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory, RTD, AFSC. For the three years (including this year) that the program has run, it h... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: Allowed degrees and type of intellectual freedom in research and development

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):113 - 115
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    A limited inquiry into the nature and degree of intellectual freedom allowed to scientists and engineers in U. S. industry has been accomplished. The several laboratories considered were selected solely on the basis of their generally accepted reputations and include only, but certainly not all, laboratories that are supposed to be outstanding. Because it was a practical impossibility to assess th... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):116 - 117
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  • Affiliate plan of the IEEE engineering management group

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 118
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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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