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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Date March 1963

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): 1
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    THE SPECIAL section on R, D, and E personnel in this issue is the second one on this subject in the TRANSACTIONS. The first, in the December, 1961 issue, contained articles on various aspects of evaluation and training. The one in this issue is mainly concerned with evaluation. Like the previous special sections, this one is made up of articles received in recent months which appeared to focus on ... View full abstract»

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  • Announcement of transactions awards 1961¿¿1962

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s): 2
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  • The practicalities of PERT

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):3 - 5
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    This paper indicates that PERT has not been as successful as its potential actually warrants. It is suggested that the practical aspects of PERT have been neglected in favor of the theoretical aspects, and that as a result PERT implementation efforts have in many cases failed. Seven basic implementation and operation errors are identified and discussed as being the keys to PERT failures. In additi... View full abstract»

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  • Developing an experience register for engineers

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):6 - 14
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    Using specific descriptive phrases about experiences, it is possible to classify a group of people into categories. The fewer the number of these experiences used in the classification, the less likely an individual's ¿personality¿ will be preserved. The greater the number of items involved, the greater the information processing-problem. This is the situation of the manpower administrator who i... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers in midstream: A study of engineers seeking professional career guidance

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):15 - 18
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    Thirty engineers sought a consulting psychologist's guidance regarding next steps to take in planning their careers. Although some were referred by their employers, each paid his own way and was dealt with confidentially. Each engineer was interviewed at length and tested on devices covering many aspects of ability and creativity, interest, and personality. A counseling session and written report ... View full abstract»

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  • Employee evaluation: An abstract model

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):19 - 20
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    A mathematical model of a merit rating system is described in terms of linear equations. It is shown how some of the factors of the system can be evaluated by conventional operations with linear simultaneous equations. View full abstract»

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  • The impact of differential promotion systems on careers

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):21 - 24
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    Two promotion systems are shown to differ in two steps of procedure: noticeability and merit. In one system the scientist must depend completely on being noticeable to be recommended and worthy to be promoted. In the other system these two steps are buttressed by periodic consideration and routine promotion for length of service. The general impact of this difference is that the former system resu... View full abstract»

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  • A statistical analysis of the general characteristics of a PERT technician

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):25 - 28
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    A mail survey was made of several characteristics of PERT technicians. Replies were received from 19 companies. Among the variables covered in the questionnaire were: age, salary, experience, and formal training. View full abstract»

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  • The problem of obsolescence of knowledge

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):29 - 31
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    The author discusses the depreciation of the value of knowledge among scientists and engineers. Rates of growth in R & D are compared with more stable fields such as philosophy and law. Some implications for the careers of scientists and engineers and for company policy are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • A selected annotated bibliography of empirical investigations of research personnel

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):31 - 37
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    THERE HAVE BEEN relatively few systematic empirical investigations of the behavior of Research and Development personnel. However, as the findings of sociologists and psychologists working in such areas as creativity, leadership, occupational values, and organizational change have been made available, the Transactions has tried to keep its readers posted on new developments through the publication... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):38 - 40
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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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