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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 1993

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  • Comments on "An ethical imperative for technical communicators" by M. Markel

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):215 - 216
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    In response to the above-titled paper by M. Markel (see ibid., vol.36, no.2, p.81-6, June 1993), which clarified the philosophical issues that accompany the ethical aspects of the engineering profession, the commenter attempts to take the basis for ethics another step.<> View full abstract»

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  • Male/female mentoring: turning potential risks into rewards

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):197 - 200
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A mentor guides a protege in the direction which will best assist the protege in learning his or her job. When men and women act as mentors and proteges, they take several risks to achieve the rewards that come from mentoring. The author describes the rewards and focuses on the risks of such mentoring, which include the potential for sexual tension and involvement, misunderstandings stemming from ... View full abstract»

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  • If you want to speak: imagination in speechmaking

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):201 - 205
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    It is argued that speechmaking is an art, not a science, and requires action and imagination; the successful speaker participates in the speechmaking process as an active, artistic, imaginative agent. The article is intended to help free readers from the restraints of overly practical approaches to public speaking by promoting the involvement of the imagination in the speechmaking process at every... View full abstract»

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  • From academic writing to job-related writing: achieving a smooth transition

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):178 - 184
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    Do university writing experiences prepare students for future job-related writing tasks? If not, how can we create a smoother transition from the academy to the workplace? The author analyzes the differing discourse communities of academic writing and technical communication which may limit the transfer of skills from one arena to the next. The discussion considers the ways process, collaborative ... View full abstract»

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  • Leading engineering teams: leader behaviors related to team performance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):206 - 211
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    The author examines the relationship between leader behaviors and engineering team performance. Data were collected for 18 engineering teams (nine research, nine nonresearch) from manufacturing and aerospace organizations located in Rocky Mountain, Midwest, and East Coast regions of the United States. Results indicate that both team members and leaders believed that providing autonomy and initiati... View full abstract»

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  • Social perspectives on technology transfer

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):185 - 189
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    The author discusses two books that relate technology transfer to professional communication. Stephen Doheny-Farina (Rhetoric, Innovation Technology: Case Studies in Technology Transfers, MIT Press, 1992) builds an argument for a rhetorical perspective on technology transfer; Frederick Williams and David V. Gibson (Technology Transfer. A Communication Perspective, Sage, 1990) describe the current ... View full abstract»

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  • The KIVA story: a paradigm of technology transfer

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):190 - 195
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    The authors discuss a case history of technology transfer from a government laboratory to industry, to other laboratories, and to universities. The technology transferred is a computer program named KIVA that simulates air flow, fuel sprays, and combustion in practical combustion devices such as a automobile and truck engines, gas turbines that power jet aircraft, and industrial furnaces, heaters,... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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