IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • May 1984

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 49
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    THE ARTICLES in this “General” Issue-in contrast to some of the recent and in-preparation “Special” Issues-range across a wide front of the Management of Research, Development, and Engineering (RD&E) or the R&D/Innovation process. Most of them focus on management decision making involving the strategy and economics of RD&E. Although most engineering... View full abstract»

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  • Tax considerations in R&D planning

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):50 - 54
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    The new tax environment, for US R&D planners brought about by the provisions of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act is examined. Some of the rudiments of tax law bearing on R&D are discussed. It is shown through examples how effective utilization of tax advantages can help corporate performance. Among tax advantages discussed are tax credits for increases in corporate R&D, and R&D l... View full abstract»

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  • A study of temporary task teams

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):55 - 60
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    The formation of temporary task teams necessary to solve complex technical problems is analyzed using a questionnaire. Responses were acquired from 125 high-technology individuals who had participated in temporary task teams. The questionnaire data were analyzed utilizing the chi-square approximation static. Results indicate that the task team which develops team spirit early in its lifetime is mo... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering tradeoff problems viewed as multiple objective optimizations and the VODCA methodology

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):60 - 69
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    A rational model for making engineering tradeoff decisions is presented. The model is a hybrid from the fields of social welfare economics, communications, and operations research. A solution methodology (vector optimization decision convergence algorithm or VODCA) based on the economic model is developed conceptually and mathematically. The objective for developing VODCA was to improve the proces... View full abstract»

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  • Needs assessment for support units in an R & D organization

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):70 - 75
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    The role and mission of an electronic fabrication support unit among project users and other relevant management personnel of a major national laboratory were studied. The inability to be cost-efficient for prototype development and low-cost volume-fabrication projects had resulted in criticism, dissatisfaction, and a poor image of the supporting unit in this organization. Given the difficulty in ... View full abstract»

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  • Temporal models of innovation diffusion

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):76 - 86
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    New models for describing the time pattern of the spread of innovations through a population are presented. In general, most existing temporal models of innovation diffusion are binomial in the sense that they tacitly assume that the population can be divided, without loss of generality, into adopters and potential adopters. This paper discusses the limitations of the binomial models and presents ... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):87 - 90
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    In a dynamic and unpredictable environment, a firm may increase its chances of survival by improving its ability to respond quickly to changes in the environment. The firm's strategic posture toward innovation is a key factor that affects the quickness and appropriateness of the response function. Integrating Thompson's definition of innovation and the concept of cost-benefit-risk profiles, a fram... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the process — The easy way to improve profits

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):90 - 93
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    Process management is a tool which successful managers find indispensable. It lowers business costs by finding, through analysis, tasks or errors that significantly affect the outcome of a given process. Identification of these tasks provides the knowledge to develop and maintain tight control over areas that adversely affect the outcome if not done well. Two case histories are used to demonstrate... View full abstract»

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  • Journal of management studies

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 94
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  • Journal of the society of research administrators: Volume XV, number 3 Winter 1984

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 95
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  • Research management: An International journal dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of industrial research

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):96 - 97
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  • Research management: An International journal dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of industrial research

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 97
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  • R & D management

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 98
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 99
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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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas