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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • Date June 1968

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):53 - 54
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  • Seminar on the management of new developments

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):53 - 54
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  • Chairman's statement

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):55 - 56
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    THIS IS the best and the worst of times for new products. To prepare for this conference, I surveyed some recent publications on this subject and found, to my dismay, that new products do not always mean the same thing to all segments of the business community. View full abstract»

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  • The innovation of innovation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):57 - 65
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    The functions or roles of management in our inevitably changing environment are discussed. The evolution of management's role is traced, from that of a programmer of an inanimate, already existing system to that of a system engineer concerned with the process of innovation. This process is the perception, creation, and transformation of relevant science into new and improved products and services.... View full abstract»

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  • Venture activities in the large corporation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):65 - 70
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    Discussed is how a large corporation responds to different levels of product innovation between the time they occur and their introduction into the marketplace. A centralized research laboratory of a diversified corporation has a specific role as an interface between the scientific world, which requires a high level of scientific endeavor, and the business world, which requires innovations to just... View full abstract»

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  • Patents and the stimulation of innovation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):70 - 79
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    The recent report of the Presidential Commission that studied the U. S. patent laws is criticized and it is urged that the U. S. technological community, rather than lawyers, assume a role of leadership in determining what is needed to stimulate invention and protect industrial property. Three questions have to be considered: how to determine whether an idea is in fact new, who should determine th... View full abstract»

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  • Xerography — A single idea transforms a company

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):80 - 83
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    The development of xerography from its earliest stages to its current acceptance in the marketplace is traced. It begins in the early 1930's with Chester Carlson's conviction that there must be a process better suited to reproducing documents than the photocopying and retyping of the day. Ten years later, the Haloid Company (forerunner of Xerox Corporation) recognized the potential of Carlson's su... View full abstract»

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  • A product line for a government-oriented R&D company

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):84 - 88
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    Some of the problems involved in shifting an organization from a research orientation to a product orientation are discussed. Emphasized is the importance of planning in the process, including the evaluation of what the existing company is really doing, where it is going if it continues as it is, where does it want to go, and how is it to get there. After presenting some reasons often given for de... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):89 - 92
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    John H. Dessauer was bom in Aschaffenburg, Germany, on May 13, 1905. He attended the Albertus Magnus University, Freiburg, Germany, and received the equivalent of a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Munich, Germany. He obtained both the masters' and doctors' degrees in engineering sciences from the Institute of Technology, Aachen, Germany. 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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