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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Sept. 1966

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  • Contents

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

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): 127
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    IN AN ABSTRACT WAY, Brooks' discussion of composite efficiency of multistage projects is related to Rosenthal's discussion of product assurance and reliability. In both instances, there are many people involved in the various stages of a project, either sequentially or in parallel. The “efficiency” or “reliability” of the end product depends very much on the individual ... View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency of complex projects

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):128 - 132
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    In a complex process, the overall efficiency can be surprisingly low. Certain factors which control efficiency multiply against each other. If there are six of these “multifactors” and each has an efficiency of 70 percent, the overall efficiency is only 0.76, or 12 percent. Even worse overall degradation can be caused by “omnifactors,” which control the effic... View full abstract»

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  • Old vs. new concepts of value for the manager

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):133 - 137
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    Similarities and differences between old-style cost reduction and the new unique approach of value engineering are presented in a narrative style. A few misconceptions about value engineering, held by some members of the engineering management community, are described and set straight. The potential contribution of value engineering as a design tool is described, and general examples of applicabil... View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency vs. size of research teams

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):137 - 142
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    The efficiency of research teams in terms of significant publications has been measured by counting citations in the field of laser research. The size of the research team is defined alternatively as the number of authors of scientific papers, the size of the laboratory, and the size of the entire organization. The efficiency shows a large spread at small team size with some teams two to five time... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing an effective product assurance program for high-reliability equipment

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):143 - 154
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    Effective control of the reliability and quality of complex, space-age systems necessitates an organized, formal product assurance program covering all aspects in the conception, design, development, and production of this equipment. View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): 155
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    In regard to the above1 wish to raise va question about the basic mathematical model represented by the first equation on page 105. This model permits one to compute the “research and development effectiveness model objective function coefficient” which is “in an overall sense … the measure of effectiveness of each task resource level.” This quantity c... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):156 - 157
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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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Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas