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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • May 1974

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 41
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    This Special Issue of this TRANSACTIONS is directed to the subject of Administrative Experimentation, which may be described as the use of the methods of scientific experimentation by the administrator (manager) in evaluating changes he has made or is planning to make to obtain improvements in performance. The origin of this issue may be traced to the long-term interest of the Administrative Commi... View full abstract»

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  • Administrative experiments: The experience of fifty-eight engineers and engineering managers

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):42 - 50
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    Fifty-eight engineers and engineering managers designed, as part of the requirements of a graduate engineering course, administrative experiments based upon a management problem of their own choosing and the application of methods of scientific experimentation. Their control over the choice of problem increased the likelihood that the problem would be one of immediate importance and relevance to t... View full abstract»

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  • An experimental method to measure the effect of responsibility on motivation

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):50 - 57
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    The time series experimental design is used to measure the effect of increasing individual responsibility with regard to housekeeping in an industrial laboratory. To determine whether the increased responsibility actually motivated the people involved to improve laboratory cleanliness, an inspection panel was selected to rate the lab for cleanliness before and after the proposed policy change was ... View full abstract»

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  • Organizational structure and effectiveness: An administrative experiment in an urban health department

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):57 - 72
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    An administrative experiment investigating the relationship between organizational structure and organizational effectiveness was carried out in a large, urban health department. By using an interrupted time series experimental design, the author evaluates the relationship between the degree of decentralization and the level of productivity for 13 of 22 health districts and 6 of 11 health programs... View full abstract»

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  • The administrative experiment: Planned innovation and evaluation

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):72 - 77
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe a set of activities which encourages both creativity in managerial problem-solving and systematic assessment of results. Examples from industry, community groups, service institutions, and education illustrate the activities. Cultivation of the skills involved in the administrative experiment will facilitate the advancement of the art of management. View full abstract»

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  • An administrative experiment in a health care system

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):77 - 83
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    This paper describes a proposed administrative experiment in a health care system. The concept of administrative experiments is discussed at some length, and the details of the specific experiment are given; the rationale for many of the design decisions is made explicit. Reasons for the failure to implement the experiment are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Correspondence

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 84
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    For paper see ibid. vol.21, no.1 9-23 (1974). View full abstract»

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  • Clarification of terminology used in “an industrial dynamics model for start up management”

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 84
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  • Contents of R & D management, Vol. 4, no. 1, Oct. 1973

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 84
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 86
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  • Membership application: IEEE engineering management society

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 87
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    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 88
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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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