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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • Date May 1986

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial an overview of the IEEE transactions on engineering management

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):65 - 66
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    THE IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT is now in its thirty third year. More than 1000 papers on all aspects of engineering and R&D management have been published in it since 1954. We are in the process of expanding the scope and boundaries of this TRANSACTIONS to be responsive to the changing needs of the engineering management field and the growth pattern that this emerging disci... View full abstract»

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  • Academic success and job performance of engineering and scientific personnel

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):67 - 71
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    The relationship between the college grade point average (GPA) and job performance of research engineers and scientists was studied. The question as to whether raising the GPA requirement for hire was likely to improve the quality of the work force was examined. The results of the study indicated that GPA was not generally related to job performance. However, GPA was found to have a somewhat stron... View full abstract»

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  • The relationship between factors in the work environment and turnover propensities among engineering and technical support personnel

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):72 - 78
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    Engineering, scientific, and technical support personnel from the electronics division of a large US firm were sampled in this study of influences on turnover decisions. While the literature, which is briefly reviewed, suggests a multiplicity of causal influences, this investigation focuses on specific factors in the work unit which are influenced by the effectiveness of the technical manager. The... View full abstract»

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  • A technique for lowering risks during contract negotiations

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):79 - 81
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    A method for organizing the negotiation process to reduce the risks of the seller has been presented. The resulting equations are used to estimate contract costs for different negotiation parameters. The user can then add to this his/her profit margin, percent buy-in, etc. when necessary. It can be used to quickly estimate a minimum bid for fluctuating contract terms during negotiations. The metho... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational systems barriers to engineering effectiveness

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):82 - 91
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    An approach to the design of surveys for detecting organizational systems barriers that suppress effectiveness of engineers is presented. The approach views organizations as open systems and specifies the conditions necessary for engineers to be effective within the content of the larger systems. A survey of engineers is conducted to determine where organizational systems pose barriers to effectiv... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering quality improvement through tqc activity

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):92 - 95
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    The author describes the total quality control (TQC) principle and techniques for use in an engineering department, on the basis of practical experience of one Japanese manufacturer. In the example, TQC activity adoption significantly improved design quality and engineer activity. The main measures were data-based decision process and quality conscious attitude revolution for engineers and all com... View full abstract»

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  • Creativity management: Systems and contingencies from a literature review

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):96 - 101
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    Based on certain literature, theoretical considerations are developed for the area of creativity management in industrial technological innovation. The creative individual is viewed as progressing through a multistage process in which multimodal methods of management are applicable. A preliminary case scenario illustrates how a variety of mechanisms may be applied by an inventor in creating a new ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating space station applications of automation and robotics

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):102 - 111
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    A methodology for evaluating and ranking different approaches to automating the functions and tasks planned for a space station is presented. Special attention is given to the impact of advanced automation on human productivity. The methodology is based on the analytic hierarchy process, which permits the introduction of individual judgments to resolve the conflict that arises when incomparable cr... View full abstract»

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  • Technical management notes

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):112 - 113
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    Product gamma has been proposed as a new tool for assisting managers in making short-run production decisions. Because it has not been fully understood, a liner programming model to examine its meaning is formulated. It is found that product gamma is equivalent to the monthly rate of return of invested capital when there is no capacity constraint. View full abstract»

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  • Notes on estimating experience curves

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):113 - 119
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    Experience curves have for some time provided a conceptual framework for forecasting unit costs of new products or production activities. On a practical level, however, statistical estimation of experience curves involves a number of subtle model specification issues which if ignored can render estimated curves totally inappropriate. Several of these issues are explored in a heuristic setting. A m... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers; 1987 IEEE conference on management and technology October 27–30, 1987 management of evolving systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 120
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  • Research management: An International Journal dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of industrial research

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 121
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  • Articles to be published in upcoming issues of the transactions on engineering management

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 122
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):123 - 124
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):125 - 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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas