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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1987

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 213
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  • Quality cycles

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):214 - 222
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    A “quality cycle” is defined as an apparently self-regenerating fluctuation in the quality of manufactured products. Quality cycles have often been observed in organizations that mass produce complex products using labor intensive manufacturing processes. Based on the policies and practices observed in several large high-tech manufacturing firms, a closed-loop dynamic feedback model ... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies and performance improvement for computer-assisted design

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):223 - 235
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    Firms can obtain computer-assisted design (CAD) capability through the use of engineering consultants, in-house development of the technology, or some combination of internal staff and external consultants. Four realistic strategies with different degrees of external consultant involvement which firms can utilize to attain CAD technology are identified. Through the cooperation of two nationally re... View full abstract»

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  • Voluntary product standards: Linking technical criteria to marketing decisions

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):236 - 243
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    This article reports on research carried out to test some of the prevailing hypotheses on engineering standards. The “economic view” is that use of industry standards tends to introduce a higher level of price-based competition in the marketplace. An alternate conceptualization of voluntary product standards which actively factors in market considerations is presented. This conceptua... View full abstract»

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  • Critical path acceleration and simulation in aircraft technology planning

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):244 - 251
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    Critical path methods have been in common use in the aircraft industry for a number of years, but most often after a program enters preliminary design. In aircraft technology development studies, critical path acceleration is shown to be a natural and, in fact, necessary method for planning. An implementation of a time-cost trade-off algorithm of Tufekci is discussed. Because of inherent time unce... View full abstract»

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  • Development of an expert investment strategy system for aerospace RD&E and production contract bidding

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):252 - 258
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    A small expert system developed in an aerospace firm is described. The expert system, called INSTRAT, assists managers with investment decisions associated with R&D, engineering, and production contract bidding. These decisions are a frequent and bothersome problem within the firm. INSTRAT is also used for training new staff and as a computerized “road map” or checklist for th... View full abstract»

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  • A dynamic model of cooperative product development between companies of greatly different sizes

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):259 - 260
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    Today cooperation between companies in product development often occurs. Students of the mechanisms of cooperation usually take a static view of the situation. This note suggests that when the sizes of the cooperating companies differ, a dynamic approach should be used to analyze the causes of success and failure. View full abstract»

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  • Becoming a technical leader: An organic problem-solving approach — Gerlad M. Weinberg

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 261
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  • High Tech America: The what, how, where, and why of the sunrise industries — Ann Markusen, Peter Hall, and Amy Glasmeier

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):261 - 262
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  • Technology, management, and markets — Ove Granstrand

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 262
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  • Articles to be published in future issues of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 263
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  • Research management

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 264
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  • Announcement of the first international workshop on project management and scheduling

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 265
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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):266 - 267
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  • 1987 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-34

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):1 - 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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Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas