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Issue 3 • Date Aug. 2013

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C1 - C4
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial for August 2013 Issue

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 453 - 456
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  • The Impact of Network Ties and Resource Input on Research Performance: An Empirical Investigation Among Surgeons in Academic Medical Centers

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 457 - 467
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    Our analysis of the underlying mechanisms of research organizations focuses on the effects of strong and weak ties on individual research performance. It follows a contingency approach where these effects depend on access to organizational and individual resources. Building on network theory, relationship management literature, and prior research on individual innovative behavior, we suggest inter... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the Gap Between Manufacturing and Service Through IT-Based Boundary Objects

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 468 - 482
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    Manufacturing and service companies increasingly engage in networks to provide their customers with integrated solutions. In order to leverage complementary resources and capabilities fully, the network actors must span traditional boundaries between communities of practice in manufacturing and service. Fields like supply chain management and business process management, as well as the literature ... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring SME Perceptions of Sustainable Product Service Systems

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 483 - 495
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    This paper explores the perception of a group of Colombian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards sustainable product service systems (PSS) development. There is currently much interest in the area of PSS; however, studies of sustainable PSS involving SMEs are lacking. The purpose of this research was to identify those organizational aspects that can contribute to develop sustainable PSS in S... View full abstract»

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  • Capturing and Tracking Performance of Patent Portfolio Using h -Complement Area Centroid

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 496 - 505
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    Assuming that only the bibliometric information contained in patent databases is available and that the citations received by a patent indicate the patent's value or quality, we propose to characterize the performance of a patent assignee's patent portfolio, in terms of both the quantity and quality of its cited and uncited patents, by the centroid of a so-called h-complement area from the assigne... View full abstract»

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  • A Multidimensional Analysis of Project Manager Competences

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 506 - 517
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    Projects are important to industry. Project manager (PM) competences are important in project success. Yet, current competence studies largely rely on small-sample, homogenous PM surveys which could suffer from uncontrollable biases and may not be generalizable. Often, the studies disregard industry specificity. We attempt to address these issues by exploring the key competences employers require ... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Project Management Decision Making by Modeling Quality, Time, and Cost Continuously

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 518 - 528
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    The value of a project to a client can be measured in part by the level of quality associated with the completed project. Quality is acknowledged to be an important component of project management, but its joint relationship with time and cost previously has not been modeled. This paper introduces the notion of a quality function for individual tasks and uses the functional form of the bivariate n... View full abstract»

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  • Contextual Determinants of Ambidextrous Learning: Evidence From Industrial Firms in Four Industrialized Countries

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 529 - 540
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    Ambidextrous organizations exploit existing technologies to enable incremental innovation while exploring new opportunities to foster radical innovation. Whether this dual pursuit is effective in furthering performance goals, however, remains inconclusive in the literature. Departing from the ambidexterity literature, which acknowledges in general the performance implication of ambidextrous learni... View full abstract»

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  • Test and Evaluation Resource Allocation Using Uncertainty Reduction

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 541 - 551
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    Determining the optimum allocation of resources for testing Department of Defense (DoD) systems is challenging, primarily due to the lack of an accepted and easily obtained value for test results. Past attempts to quantify test value have focused on prioritization schemes or estimates of cost savings postulated to occur by finding and fixing problems as early as possible. These methods have not ga... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Product Development Performance Through Iteration Front-Loading

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 552 - 565
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    Iteration is a central issue in the management of product development (PD) projects. Iteration is often recognized as a major cause of increased PD lead time and cost, a key driver of schedule risk, and a primary source of uncertainties in the commitment of resources. However, iteration, when planned and managed effectively, can also be used to overcome the uncertainties inherent in interdependent... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the Social Trajectory: A Practice Perspective on Project Management

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 566 - 580
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    This paper responds to recent calls to extend the theoretical perspectives taken on the important organizational activity of managing projects, based on a deeper understanding of the reality of their day-to-day social practice. Drawing on theoretical constructs from sociologist Strauss, we conceptualize projects as a “social trajectory,” whose progress is determined by ongoing intera... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic Pricing and Production Planning Using a Stackelberg Differential Game With Unknown Demand Parameters

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 581 - 591
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    We consider a dynamic pricing and production planning problem for make-to-stock firms in an uncooperative competitive market. We model the market as a one-leader-multiple-follower Stackelberg differential game, and express the demand dynamics as a differential equation with unknown demand parameters based on evolutionary game theory. A demand learning approach based on Markov chain Monte Carlo met... View full abstract»

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  • Joint Effect of Team Structure and Software Architecture in Open Source Software Development

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 592 - 603
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    In this study, we seek to understand socio-technical interactions in a system development context via an examination of the joint effect of developer team structure and open source software (OSS) architecture on OSS development performance. Using detailed data collected from code repositories from Soure-Forge.com, we find that developer team structure and software architecture significantly modera... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Information Production in Product Development Environments: A Model With Simulations

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 604 - 616
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    For many organizations today building goods and services over a period of time, the continuous production of documented product development information is necessary for immediate as well as future internalization and reuse. Especially, in an environment where multiple, often geographically dispersed, teams of workers are involved, it becomes imperative that the information be generated in optimall... View full abstract»

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  • A Pareto-Archived Estimation-of-Distribution Algorithm for Multiobjective Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problem

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 617 - 626
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    In this paper, a Pareto-archived estimation-of-distribution algorithm (PAEDA) is presented for the multiobjective resource-constrained project scheduling problem with makespan and resource investment criteria. First, by combining the activity list and the resource list, an encoding scheme named activity-resource list is presented. Second, a novel hybrid probability model is designed to predict the... View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated Framework for Risk Response Planning Under Resource Constraints in Large Engineering Projects

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 627 - 639
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    Engineering project managers often face a challenge to allocate tight resources for managing interdependent risks. In this paper, a quantitative framework of analysis for supporting decision making in project risk response planning is developed and studied. The design structure matrix representation is used to capture risk interactions and build a risk propagation model for predicting the global m... View full abstract»

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  • A Multiobjective Distribution-Pricing Model for Multiperiod Price-Sensitive Demands

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 640 - 654
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    In this paper, a new multiobjective model is proposed in order to determine the pricing and distribution plans for a wholesaler and its local distributors. Each local distributor has its own price-sensitive demand over the planning horizon. The model illustrates the conflict between the objectives pursued by the wholesaler (total profit maximization) and the local distributors (maximization of ser... View full abstract»

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  • Forthcoming engineering management related conferences

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 655
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    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 656
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  • Papers to be Published in Future Issues of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 657 - 658
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  • August 2013 IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Readership survey

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 659 - 660
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C3
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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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Rajiv Sabherwal
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas