IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug. 1983

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 105
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    THE PAPERS in this issue represent the first fruits of a multiyear effort by members of the Engineering Management Society (EMS) of the IEEE, led by Bill Dean, chairman of EMS, to provide the readers of this TRANSACTIONS with special issues on “hot topics” on the Management of Research, Development, Engineering, and Innovation. We have had a number of such special issues and special ... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative indicators for evaluation of basic research programs/projects

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):106 - 112
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    Examination of quantitative indicators of the publishing activity of researchers enables managers to assess basic research projects and programs in their organizations along the dimensions of quantity, quality, interdisciplinarity, internationally, degree of collaboration, etc. Combined with other indicators (e.g., professional and chronological ages of researchers, highest degree, degree conferri... View full abstract»

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  • A participative approach to program evaluation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):112 - 118
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    This paper discusses the methodology for the measurement of subjective values via constant-sum comparisons, the development of a Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM), and the formation of expert consensus through the hierarchical decision process. Its focus is on post-program evaluation, but the methodology is equally applicable to pre-program evaluation, ongoing program evaluation, goal formation, c... View full abstract»

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  • The evaluation cycle: In Res evaluation approaches for the eighties

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):119 - 122
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    There is a lack of consensus in the literature and in practice regarding evaluation measures for engineering and research projects. The lack of consensus is especially clear when the evaluation focus is on the implementation or in res stage of the evaluation cycle. The absence of a systems-based perspective and a concomitant consideration of six interrelated factors helps to explain the controvers... View full abstract»

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  • A proposed project termination audit model

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):123 - 127
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    Project postmortem analysis, if conducted at all, is generally cursory. Often organizational pressures preclude an independent and comprehensive examination of completed projects. A project audit or outcome evaluation can be extremely constructive and a valuable tool for both the technical and managerial organization. Not only can it help focus on objectives and the accomplishment of those objecti... View full abstract»

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  • Pitfalls in the architectural design process and a defensible method for overcoming them

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):128 - 139
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    This paper analyzes the work process involved in performing an architectural design study, identifying certain deficiencies which often occur. In particular, it emphasizes the need to properly state the system requirements and the evaluation procedure to be used, and provides examples which illustrate how this may be done. View full abstract»

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  • Priority setting in complex problems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):140 - 155
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    There are three principles which one can recognize in problem solving. They are the principles of decomposition, comparative judgments, and synthesis of priorities. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) provides a comprehensive framework to cope with the intuitive, the rational, and the irrational in us all at the same time when we make decisions. It is a method we can use to integrate our percepti... View full abstract»

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  • The management of federal research programs: Part I — Variations in techniques

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):156 - 162
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    Two hundred and fifteen (215) managers of basic and applied research programs in the federal government responded to a survey about how they carry out various functions related to research program management (e.g., identifying objectives, planning, evaluating). Analysis of the responses showed only weak relationships between variables that might be thought to influence the techniques used to manag... View full abstract»

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  • The management of federal research programs: Part II — Patterns of management

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):163 - 168
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    Analyses of responses to a survey of 215 managers of basic and applied research programs in the federal government were undertaken to identify factors that are useful in describing the pattern, or mix, of management techniques used by a program. Results indicate that the program's agency setting is of overwhelming importance. Of lesser importance are the position of the program on the spectrum of ... View full abstract»

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  • Ad hoc modeling, expert problem solving, and R&T program evaluation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):169 - 176
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    This paper describes how a network of (or a single) personal computers may be used in system performance improvement/configuration modification analyses in a manner that ameliorates several of the classical shortcomings of conventional quantitative methodologies. Specifically, the Simplified Cost and Time (SCAT) approach used here permits 1) a quick and simple way of determining the impact of chan... View full abstract»

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  • Creativity & Innovation network

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 177
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):178 - 180
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  • Journal of the society of research administrators

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 181
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  • Research management: An International journal dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of industrial research

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):182 - 183
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  • American society for engineering management: Summary of contents of the 1980, 1981, and 1982 annual meeting proceedings

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):184 - 188
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):189 - 190
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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