IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov. 1971

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 117
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    THE FIRST paper in this issue by Baker et al. describes the differences and similarities in how top management and the research staff evaluate ideas (or proposals) for new research. Their attention was directed, particularly, to the characteristics of urgency and predictability and they present the implications for R&D management. View full abstract»

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  • The relationship between certain characteristics of industrial research proposals and their subsequent disposition

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):118 - 124
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    The ideas produced by three idea generation groups operating within a large industrial R&D laboratory were studied over a period of two years. Data were collected in order to relate idea dispositions by management to subjective evaluations provided by respondents representing the technical staff and to study the roles of urgency, predictability, and expected time horizon in the disposition dec... View full abstract»

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  • The process of innovation: A study of the origination and development of ideas for new scientific instruments

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):124 - 131
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    The process of technical innovation is treated as occurring in three phases: 1) idea generation; 2) problem solving; and 3) implementation and diffusion. Two questions are addressed in a study of the origin and development of 32 new scientific instruments: first, what information led to the origination of ideas for these new products, and second, how was information acquired and used in developing... View full abstract»

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  • The delta chart: A method for R&D project portrayal

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):132 - 139
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    Flow charts and network methods are vital tools used to facilitate clear concise planning and scheduling of large projects. The limited flexibility and vocabulary of existing tools do not suit the planning and depicting of research and development (R&D) projects. DELTA charts described in this paper have been designed to incorporate not only events and activities but also decision and logic fu... View full abstract»

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  • A procedure for the optimal phase-out of product lines

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):139 - 146
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    The phasing out of products is not an uncommon occurrence in times of rapid technological change. The problem of terminating the production of complex apparatus is compounded when it involves entire families of related products. This paper describes a linear programming procedure that establishes an optimal policy of phase-out so that the final production runs will reduce the terminal inventory co... View full abstract»

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  • Citation indexing for research and development management

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):146 - 151
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    This paper reviews a number of studies of the correlation between the number of citations and the article quality and concludes that citation patterns do reflect the intellectual links between publications and that number of citations does correlate with quality of work. View full abstract»

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  • Not invented here: A psychoindustrial farce in one act

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):152 - 158
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    This `fictional case study' describes the early stages in the assignment of an engineering manager to a major computer development program, with emphasis on his resistance to the use of the work done by others. View full abstract»

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  • Book review: Capital budgeting/project selection by mathematical programming: An annotated bibliography Roy B. Larson

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 158
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):158 - 160
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    Norman R. Baker received the B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. View full abstract»

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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 161
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  • Affiliate plan societies IEEE engineering management group

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 162
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  • 1971 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-18

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):1 - 2
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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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