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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1986

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial critical issues in an emerging discipline

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):185 - 187
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    ONE OF THE frequent questions asked about engineering management is whether or not it is a discipline. Historically, it has evolved as an interdisciplinary field because of the multifaceted issues involved in it. As industry has increasingly recognized the special needs for technical management, there has been a strong response from the educational institutions and the research community to fulfil... View full abstract»

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  • Career events, communication activities, and working hours investment among research and development employees

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):188 - 196
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    Communication activities and the weekly working hour investment are analyzed for employees who experienced one of the following career events; reaching a career plateau, organizational entry, or internal job change. Using questionnaire data from a sample of 140 R and D professionals, new hires are found to be less well integrated into communication networks than job changers, who work longer hours... View full abstract»

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  • A national probability survey on education and training for CAD/CAM

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):197 - 206
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    Manufacturing facilities having CAD/CAM in place were surveyed to access their training priorities. In addition, factors explaining variations in training programs were explored. The results indicate that not all plants have seen a need for training (especially those which are smaller and have less automated equipment). For those who have training programs, the programs were found to teach generic... View full abstract»

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  • What's all the fighting about? Conflicts in project management

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):207 - 211
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    The issues that are most likely to create conflict during a project, and how the intensity of these conflicts varies over the life cycle of a project, were investigated. Conflict management styles utilized by project managers were also explored. The author describes how conflicts were affected by individual and organization factors such as gender, age, managerial responsibilities, project size, an... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational structure, information technology, and R&D productivity

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):212 - 217
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    To improve R and D productivity and performance, two types of communication must be managed properly. First, there is communication which is required to coordinate the many complex tasks and subsystem interrelations that exist on an R and D project. Second, there is communication which insures that the technical staff of the project remain current. Organizational structure can be used to achieve e... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of research measured by citation method and by peer review — A comparison

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):218 - 222
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    A comparison has been performed between two methods of evaluating the quality of research as applied to seven areas of research in Sweden. The first method is that of peer review performed by specially appointed international experts; the other method is citation analysis. The comparison indicates a very considerable difference in cost between the two methods, the citation method being about 200 t... View full abstract»

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  • Finding the cost of software quality

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):223 - 228
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    A guide to the application of Juran's quality improvement program is presented to assist software engineering management in the identification and control of quality costs. The cost of information is tightly coupled to the cost of the software that processes and directs it. More and more system solutions include embedded software. Quality affects a company's economics through its effect on income ... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: Strategic planning for factory automation by the championing process

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):229 - 232
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    The traditional approach to implementing change has not been very successful in bringing about factory automation. Borrowing from the concept of the `product champion', a process-championing procedure for strategic change is advocated. This approach is described and examples are given to illustrate the procedure. Some implementation guidelines are offered to facilitate the use of this process for ... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers: 1987 IEEE conference on management and technology October 27–30, 1987

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 233
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  • Announcement and call for papers: Conference on management and new production systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 234
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  • Articles to be published in future issues of the IEEE transactions on engineering management

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 235
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  • Journal of management studies

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 236
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  • Research management: An International journal dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of industrial research

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 237
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  • R&D management vol. 16 no 1 January 1986

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 238
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):239 - 241
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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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas