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Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1972

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

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 113
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    BY THE KIND of strange queuing coincidence that makes editors wonder, all five of the papers in this issue deal with either computers, systems analysis, or mathematical treatments of management decision and control problems. The coincidence is that most of our issues contain a mixture of papers across different aspects of the management of Research. Development, and Engineering (RD&E) and a... View full abstract»

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  • On the consideration of variability in cost estimating

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 114 - 118
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    Engineering companies are frequently requested to submit a fixed-price bid or a ceiling on cost-plus bids. These bids may be subjected to competition or negotiations. In order to determine the bid price, engineering management must first estimate the actual costs to be incurred on the project. The method presented utilizes three estimates for each cost entity considered: a low value, a most likely... View full abstract»

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  • An industrial dynamics simulation of the process control/business control interfaces of a large firm

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 118 - 124
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    Using data from a large primary steel products company, two industrial dynamics simulation models were constructed to study the effects of process control computer-generated information on management control systems. The first model represented the existing system, the other a proposed process control/business control interfaced system. The research provides an initial step in the solution of the ... View full abstract»

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  • System requirements analysis: A management tool

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 124 - 128
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    Most of the equipment performance and data problems experienced on recent aerospace programs suggest inadequate consideration of performance and data requirements and the absence of a discipline to assure complete definition of system hardware and software elements. A system requirements analysis (SRA) technique is described which is a discipline for complete system definition and also provides a ... View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting costs and completion dates for defense research and development contracts

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 128 - 133
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    It is hypothesized that the actual final cost and time required to develop a new technological system can be forecast from initially negotiated costs and times and other administrative details that are available when the contract is negotiated. This hypothesis was tested by examining multiple regressions of total cost and time as functions of data available at the end of negotiations for 73 contra... View full abstract»

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  • Allocation of funds to R&D laboratories by a central agency

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 133 - 137
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    The problem of allocating funds to a number of R&D laboratories under the control of a federal or central agency is considered, which is a two-stage decision-making process involving the optimal selection of projects within laboratories and allocation of budgets to the laboratories by the federal organization. An analytical method, based upon the concept of `equitable dissatisfaction,' is pres... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 137 - 138
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1972 , Page(s): 139
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  • 1972 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol EM-19

    Publication Year: 1972 , 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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