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Issue 2 • Date May 1973

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    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 37 - 38
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    INSTEAD OF the usual brief description of the papers in the current issue (generally accompanied by a wider discussion of problems related to the paper topics), this editorial contains the report of and some comments about a recent survey of IEEE publications, Including this TRANSACTIONS. Each IEEE publication, including the TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, was reviewed by a special panel, and a readership survey was made of a “significant number” of members of the relevant group (e.g. G-EM). View full abstract»

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  • The effectiveness of different power styles of project managers in gaining project support

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 38 - 44
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    The results of a field study identify the leadership style that may optimize project performance in a project-oriented environment. The relationships of a project manager's leadership style to the degree of support he receives from project personnel is examined and related to project performance and effectiveness as judged by general management. The findings may help the professional manager in the field of project management to identify what type of leadership style optimizes the project performance. The paper concludes that work challenge and expertise as intrinsic motivation factors appear to be the most important influence methods for establishing a climate of high support, while authority and penalty methods appear to hinder the development of such a climate. View full abstract»

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  • An industrial dynamics model for start-up management

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 44 - 51
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    Efficient start-up management can result in considerable productivity increases compared to improvements possible in `steady-state' activities. Provided adequate targets are set and updated in accordance with realistic productivity expectation, management can interact rapidly in order to achieve optimum performance. Such a management process is dependent on the availability of suitable methods of predicting future productivity and estimating present productivity in the presence of random fluctuation due to many causes. This paper develops a predictive start-up model which performs both these functions. At each observation time, observed productivity is compared with predicted productivity as estimated from previous data, the difference being used to update the model parameters in a manner analogous to exponential smoothing. The model is applied to a number of start-up problems and is shown to track the parameters in an acceptable fashion. Long- and short-term productivity predictions resulting from the model are shown to be a useful management aid. View full abstract»

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  • A linear programming approach to scheduling nuclear isotope production

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 51 - 55
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    The design, implementation, and use of a model for scheduling the production of nuclear isotopes is presented. The model is formulated as a multiple-period linear-programming (LP) problem with several classes of product-demand, inventory, and production-level constraints. An important feature of the model is its role in managing in-process inventories over the extended period of time required for the production of certain isotopes. Considerable discussion is given to practical issues surrounding the model implementation and the model's many production and marketing applications. View full abstract»

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  • Research abstracts: Technological forecasting for decisionmaking

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 55 - 58
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    This Research Abstract describes a recently published book on technological forecasting. It includes an abbreviated version of the Preface of the book, and the Table of Contents. View full abstract»

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  • Imposed R&D: An examination of the effects of environmental-control requirements on industrial R&D programs

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 58 - 60
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    Although much attention has been given to the potential impact of capital expenditures for pollution-abatement equipment on the operating effectiveness and organization of American industry, little or no attention has been given to the amount of diversion from traditional endeavors which environmental-control requirements have caused in industrial R&D and the subsequent impacts of this diversion. This paper deals explicitly with the former of these concerns, namely how industry allocates its R&D resources in a transition period following the imposition of previously ignored operating and product requirements by the government. View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1973 , Page(s): 60
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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