IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • 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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    This research compares communication activities and weekly working hours investment of employees who experienced one of the following career events: reaching a career plateau, organizational entry, (internal) job change. Using questionnaire data from a sample of 140 R&D professionals, new hires are found to be less well integrated into communication networks than job changers, who work long... 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 disagreements varies over the life cycle of a project were investigated in this study. Also explored are the conflict management styles utilized by project managers and how these preferences are affected by individual and organizational factors (e.g., gender, age, managerial responsibilities, project... 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&D productivity and performance, two types of communication must be managed property. First, there is communication which is required to coordinate the many complex tasks and subsystem interrelations that exist on an R&D project. Second, there is communication which insures that the technical staff of the project remain current. Organizational structure can be employed to... 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 well known methods of evaluating the quality of research as applied to seven areas of research in Sweden. One of these methods is that of peer review performed by especially 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 b... View full abstract»

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  • Finding the cost of software quality

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):223 - 228
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    The growth of software use in recent years has focused attention on the problems long associated with its development. Uncontrollable costs, missed schedules, and unpredictable quality have all been regrettable trademarks of the software industry. Moreover, these problems appear to vary in some proportion to the size and complexity of a development project. The maintenance of quality leadership an... 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 implementation of “factory of the future” manufacturing technologies has tested to the limit our ability to implement strategic change — and largely failed. The traditional concept of strategic planning conducted through an executive analysis and decision process and passed down the managerial hierarchy is clearly inadequate for these advanced, computerized technologies. A... 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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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