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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov 1993

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  • Fitting into technical organizations: the socialization of newcomer engineers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):335 - 345
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The socialization of newly hired engineers was investigated. Subjects described early, formative incidents they experienced as they learned about the new organization. Across 12 organizations, this study compares newcomer engineers' perceptions of behavioral norms with those of their engineering managers. Results indicate that engineering managers view their organizations as supporting norms of ac... View full abstract»

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  • Probabilistic modeling of the states of a buffer in a production flow system

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):381 - 389
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Assembly line manufacturing systems and materials handling systems usually operate through a system of serially linked stages. In a serially dependent system of this type, the failure of any stage either causes a reduction or causes the complete shutdown of the system. The provision of buffers between stages can result in operation of the nonfailed stages even in the event of failure of a stage. T... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-auditor cooperation: a model of distributed reasoning

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):346 - 359
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    Management and analysis of complex systems frequently involves groups of managers and experts, each working on different parts of the system, cooperating and coordinating among themselves to manage and analyze the system as a whole. The authors propose a distributed reasoning approach to render this process of multiagent cooperation more efficient and effective. They consider, as an example of suc... View full abstract»

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  • The role of the union in R&D

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):390 - 397
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    The performance of bargaining unit work by nonunion employees is prohibited under virtually all collective bargaining agreements. However, this prohibition generally does not apply under the condition that the work being performed is associated with research and development (R&D). It is suggested that, in unionized facilities, it behooves management and R&D personnel to clearly understand ... View full abstract»

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  • A communications-based technique for interdisciplinary design team management

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):360 - 372
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    A technique for interdisciplinary design team management that focuses on information processing and communication between team members is presented. A cognitive model of communication-related failure mechanisms of design groups is developed. Strategies for defining and assigning subtasks among individuals or subgroups that are based on the communications model are described. A technique for evalua... View full abstract»

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  • Proposed design of a DSS for the justification of advanced manufacturing technologies

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):398 - 403
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    The design of a decision support system (DSS) that helps the strategic planner evaluate the effect of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) on the performance of an organization and determine the parameters which affect the costs and benefits of such a system is introduced. The DSS involves analysis and quantification of costs and benefits through the use of interacting accounting, simulation, a... View full abstract»

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  • Tactical flexibility of manufacturing technologies

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):373 - 380
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    In discrete manufacturing the smooth running of a factory is a goal that is often not attained. Smooth running depends on the ways that everyday problems are tackled on the factory floor. The efforts of factory personnel in this regard are challenged when new technologies are introduced, as is the case with the computer-based manufacturing technologies (CBMT) in the automotive industry. The tactic... View full abstract»

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  • A model for R&D project selection with combined benefit, outcome and resource interactions

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):403 - 410
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    Capital budgeting of R&D projects is complicated by several types of interactions. Three types of interactions are generally recognized to occur within a set of projects: benefit interactions, resource interactions, and outcome interactions. The author presents a model that accounts for the combined effect of benefit, outcome, and resource interactions within a single set of projects. The mode... View full abstract»

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  • Educating innovation managers: strategic issues for business and higher education

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):410 - 417
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    Successful commercialization of new technology presents companies with a series of difficult and complex management challenges that require special understanding, skills, and techniques. These management challenges in turn translate into an educational challenge: how institutions of higher education can help prepare managers who can recognize technological opportunities and successfully match them... View full abstract»

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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