IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug. 1972

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s): 1
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  • Copyright page

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s): 77
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    THREE of the four technical papers in this issue involve quantitative methods for decision making in Research, Development, and Engineering (RD&E). These techniques are not easy to use in day-to-day decision making and they do not, at the present state of the art, guarantee feasible as well as mathematically “optimal” or “good” decisions. Why bother developing an... View full abstract»

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  • Resource analyses for R&D programs

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):78 - 86
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    Two studies of R&D resource requirements are discussed. The first includes a procedure for measuring state-of-the-art advance and incorporating the measure in an estimating relationship for development cost and time. The second study includes a procedure for evaluating management strategies in terms of time, cost, and risk. View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating alternate paths in R&D project planning

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):86 - 92
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    R&D project planning comes down to assessment of risk. Those agencies which issue major R&D contracts, including the government, are asking searching questions about the subsequent management of such risks. The manager is constrained in his search for solutions by time and money, and the approaches available to him are often interdependent. The subjective probabilities needed for risk anal... View full abstract»

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  • Management styles and social structure in “identical” engineering groups

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):92 - 102
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    This study compares two R&D work groups with different developmental histories in `identical' positions in a large defense contracting firm. The author attempts to show how their histories affected the ways in which the groups were integrated into the company. The study is exploratory and is intended to emphasize the entrepreneurial and micropolitical aspects of R&D organization. It asks, ... View full abstract»

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  • An operations research approach to solve complex and unstructured problems illustrated for the case of cost-plus-award fee contracts

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):102 - 105
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    A technique which uses a combination of quantitative tools to solve a complex and unstructured problem is demonstrated. The technique involves analyzing empirical data through the use of multiple regression analysis in conjunction with the linear programming simplex method. View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: Preparation of technical proposals — A challenge to engineering managers

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):106 - 108
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    The role of the engineering manager in directing and reviewing the preparation of technical proposals for R&D contracts on electronic components is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • G-EM transactions publication awards

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s): 109
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1972, Page(s):110 - 111
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    Edward N. Dodson was born in Annapolis, Md., in 1933. He received the B.E. degree from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., the M.S. degree from M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass., and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 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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Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas