IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • June 1966

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    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): 71
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    ALL OF THE papers in this issue continue the exploration of themes that have been treated in previous issues of these TRANSACTIONS. Some of them represent continuing lines of investigation (research-on-research.), and others represent continuing attempts by engineering managers and their staffs to improve the practice of engineering management. View full abstract»

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  • Studies of the problem-solving process in engineering design

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):72 - 83
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    Three sets of parallel R&D projects are examined. The data analyzed were gathered by means of Solution Development Records — a form which provides a weekly estimate of the probability of adoption of the approaches under consideration as possible solutions to a technical problem. It is found that the longer an approach is held in a favored position, the more difficult it is to reject.... View full abstract»

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  • The evaluation of a government-sponsored research and development program

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):84 - 90
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    The yardsticks employed in evaluating the research and development program of an industrial laboratory cannot be used in the case of the Government laboratory. This paper describes the problem and some of the factors which must be considered when evaluating the program of a Government laboratory. Both long-range and short-range evaluation are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • A supervisory tool for evaluating designs

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):91 - 95
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    The modern design supervisor needs a variety of effective management tools which free him from detailed design direction, yet capitalize on his experience. The author presents such a tool, a new ordering scale — weighted specification reference — and compares it to other ordering scales. The technique is flexible enough to include only a few factors for simple designs, or it can be c... View full abstract»

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  • Sponsorship of research: A survey of scientific literature, 1920–1960

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):96 - 109
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    This paper surveys 116 000 articles, published between 1920 and 1960, in fifty scientific journals. It analyzes each paper by field and by sponsorship. The details of change of sponsorship are followed from the period when 70 percent to 80 percent of sponsorship resided in the university and university funds, to the time when this had dropped to below 20 percent. The anatomy with respect to govern... View full abstract»

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  • Total evaluation for management purposes of engineering and scientific tasks

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):110 - 122
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    A system for reporting to management on the progress of scientific and engineering projects is analyzed. The hypothesis on which the study is based is as follows: The critical elements of information affecting technical projects can be isolated and meaningful quantitative measures of them, established to assess technical progress. An analysis procedure can be developed for transmutation of the qua... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):123 - 124
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    In the above1 K. S. Packard discussed the use of the probability of success of a proposal in determining manpower forecasts. Formulas were presented for the expected manpower requirements and the standard deviation for the total manpower requirements for a number of proposals. View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):124 - 126
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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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