IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • March 1968

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    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 1
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    THIS ISSUE marks the beginning of the ninth year of this Transactions under the present editorial policy. This policy is reflected in the “Information for Authors” section inside each back cover. View full abstract»

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  • Parallel and sequential R&D strategies: Application of a simple model

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):2 - 10
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    It is common in technological development to identify and explore several approaches to a particular objective so that the best approach may be chosen. The outcome of any approach is uncertain; hence, it is difficult to choose the best one at an early date. To deal with this uncertainty, two or more approaches to the objective may be continued in parallel until a clear choice between them can be m... View full abstract»

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  • The two worlds of the technologist

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):11 - 19
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    There is continuing evidence of a disparity between the level of educational sophistication (that is, the validity and rigor of the equation “models” by which members of the scientific and engineering communities apply analytical logic to a world of nonpersonal technological problems) and the empirical, immature, and Aristotelian semantic notions entangling and invalidating the often... View full abstract»

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  • Organizing for product innovation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):20 - 27
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    The management of commercial products arising from advanced technology presents a serious challenge to traditional practice. This paper recounts an attempt by outside behavioral scientists to study such problems in one enterprise. Partly as a result of the findings, management has experimented with organizational changes in the cycle of new product development. The findings are consistent with and... View full abstract»

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  • The complete data model — A new approach to the probabilistic forecasting of manpower requirements

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):27 - 29
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    A statistical model is presented for use in forecasting manpower requirements for a project oriented organization. The model considers proposed projects, with a subjective probability of starting and/or the conditional probability of the starting date, and approved projects with a conditional start date. Expected values and variances are developed for use in consolidating the requirements of all p... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling production operations

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):30 - 39
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    The systems analysis approach has been applied to individual production operations in small technology-based manufacturing corporations. This is, in effect, corporate microsystem analysis and differs conceptually from the corporate macrosystems analysis approach that is popular in current literature. Network models have been derived for such production microsystems and their dynamics have been exa... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with an R&D project control model

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):39 - 49
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    Traditional R & D project cost control systems relate only expenditures with elapsed time, rather than expenditures and achievement with time. Achievement reporting is generally considered separately from cost reporting. A theoretical control model relating cost and achievement with time for R & D projects is developed and described. This model is shown to provide early warnings of i... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):50 - 51
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    William J. Abernathy was born in Columbia, Tenn., on November 21, 1933. Ho received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Knoxville. in 1955, and the M.B.A. and the D.B.A. from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., in 1064 and 1967, respectively. View full abstract»

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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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