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Issue 2 • Date May 1972

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    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 37
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    THE PAPER by Holland deals with a subject of current high interest in our Program of Research on the Management of Research and Development at Northwestern University. This is the special role played by certain members of research, development, and engineering (RD&E) groups in finding, acquiring, and transmitting technical information. There is a growing literature on this subject in severa... View full abstract»

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  • Characteristics of individuals with high information potential in government research and development organizations

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 38 - 44
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    In order to study focal individuals within informal communications networks, a special variable was constructed: information potential (IP) was defined as the information-source value placed on an individual by his colleagues. Four hypotheses involving IP were tested in three R&D organizations using questionnaires and pencil-and-paper tests. Results indicated that the individual with high I... View full abstract»

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  • Relationship between productivity, satisfaction, ability, age, and salary in a military R&D organization

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 45 - 53
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    The overall objective of this study is to analyze the results of data obtained from 94 questionnaires administered to 100 scientists and engineers employed in the Missile Systems Laboratory of the U.S. Army Missile Command in order to empirically investigate and identify the most important features of an engineer's or scientist's work environment as they relate to job satisfaction and productivity... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering roles in development projects

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 53 - 60
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    This paper describes a methodology for analyzing the organization of engineering development projects. Specially, the methodology focuses on the different roles which engineers play in such projects. A small study based on this methodology showed little specialization by such types of work as project definition, analysis, and experimentation. This result suggests that engineers are multiskilled in... View full abstract»

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  • A study of salary surveys of quality-assurance positions in industry compared to government

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 61 - 68
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    Twelve industrial salary surveys covering various positions in the quality-assurance field were studied and compared with salary rates for federal employees in the quality-assurance field. The scope of the study, in terms of industry and geography, was limited in some positions to the aerospace industry in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The positions studied span a wide range of duties and res... View full abstract»

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  • On electrical analogy of critical path method

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 68 - 71
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    Critical path method of project planning, scheduling, and control has gained considerable importance because of its theoretical novelty ad practical value. Essentially, this technique is based on the theory of flow through network. Although the structure of a project network is analogous to the electrical net, the branch characteristics fail to show the analogy. Battersby has solved this problem b... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: An experiment in retraining

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 72 - 74
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    The results of a retraining program for electronic defense, and aerospace engineers are indicated. The objective of the program was to help these engineers apply their expertise in basic engineering to the construction industry by exposing them to the practical aspects of power, lighting and control. A total of 22 engineers took the program and, at present, 7 are working in the construction field. View full abstract»

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  • Correction to “the delta chart: A method for R&D project Portrayal”

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 74
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    IN the above paper,1 on page 134, the drawings in Figs. 4 and 5 are inverted. View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 75 - 76
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    Donald R. Herzog was born in Warsaw, Ill. He received the B.S., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., and the University of Iowa, Iowa City. View full abstract»

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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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