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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov. 1974

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  • Contents

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

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):113 - 114
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    This is the first venture in combined editorship of two journals, the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management from the USA and R & D Management from the UK. Since the birth of the younger of the two journals, R & D Management, in 1970, there has been a collaboration and exchange of material and information between the editors. The editors have now taken the opportunity to combine... View full abstract»

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  • Maximization of the economic value of research through quantifying the relations between research and the market

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):115 - 118
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    A tentative planning and resource allocation system for product-oriented research in large centralized research laboratories is described. The system has been developed and tested on the basis of a number of case studies. It can be used as an information system providing the research organization with research goals and their economic value and also to recommend which research project funding patt... View full abstract»

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  • A review of some recent developments in portfolio modelling in applied research and development

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):119 - 125
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    At the present time, very few organizations appear to be using the more complex, portfolio based, resource allocation models proposed in the literature. It is the objective of this paper to discuss some extensions and improvements to a basic linear programming approach to decision making in R&D, pointing out their weaknesses whether of a theoretical or practical nature. View full abstract»

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  • Methods of determining priorities in a programme of research

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):126 - 140
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    A method for selecting a program of research by calculating the overall costs and benefits is outlined and then, as an example, it is applied to a particular field of research. The field selected is that of research into Vehicle Safety. The method of collecting the data for the necessary analysis is described and using two separate program objectives, namely the maximization of gross benefits and ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic time-staged model for R&D portfolio planning — A real world case

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):141 - 147
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    A dynamic, time-staged mixed integer model is currently being used for the selection of industrial long-range R&D portfolio. Input data from research and marketing are processed through logical programs to provide the discounted payoffs, probabilities (Bayesian, parallel strategies), subjective nonmonetary multiple criteria weights, and the matrix for the mathematical programming model. The mu... View full abstract»

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  • First experiences with a ranking method for portfolio selection in applied research

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):148 - 152
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    Starting from the premise that commercial research aims to maximize the expected profitability for a given expenditure on research, a Profitability Index is derived based on a decision tree concept. The practical application of this Profitability Index at the British Petroleum Company Limited's Sunbury Research Centre in the context of research sponsored by several departments is then described. View full abstract»

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  • Project selection in an organizational context

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):152 - 158
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    Project selection is not a process which occurs at a particular instance in time and to which any single technique or even combination of techniques can be applied. It is an ongoing operation which requires inputs from the idea generation and creativity area and which raises questions about long-term planning and corporate strategy. This paper therefore considers the problem from an organizational... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental test of a Q-sort procedure for prioritizing R&D projects

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):159 - 162
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    In this study, fifteen managers and scientists experimented with the use of a Q-sort procedure for evaluating and prioritizing thirteen research projects. Q-sorting is a psychometric method for classifying items according to the opinions of a group of persons, and for evoking group consensus on these classifications. The procedure focuses on the rather natural individual opinion/grou... View full abstract»

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  • Appendix to “experimental test of a Q-sort procedure for prioritizing R&D projects”

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):163 - 164
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    Comments on Helin and Sounder's paper ibid., 159-62. View full abstract»

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  • R & D project selection models: An assessment

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):165 - 171
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    The R&D project selection decision is described as a process by which an intermittent stream of changes are made to lists of currently active and proposed projects. It includes generating alternatives, determining when a decision is required, collecting data, specifying constraints and criteria, and recycling. The decision is viewed as imbedded within a hierarchical, diffuse budgeting and plan... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to evaluation of a computer-aided management system

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):172 - 180
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    A method is described which was developed to evaluate the `behaviour' characteristics of a computer program used for R&D Resource Allocation. Results are included for the application of this method to a computer-aided decision process previously used in the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This evaluation method is possibly applicable in general to other... View full abstract»

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  • Notes

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):181 - 182
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    The Association was established in 1966. It is a permanent body in which European science-based firms meet together to discuss and study industrial research policy and management, and through which they take joint action to try to resolve some of the outstanding problems in this field. View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):183 - 184
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  • Membership application IEEE Engineering Management Society

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 185
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s): 186
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  • 1974 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-21

    Publication Year: 1974, Page(s):2 - 4
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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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