IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 2 • May 1993

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  • A framework for the management of projects in complex organizations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):175 - 180
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A technique that provides insights into the possible ways of dealing with the problems of internally selecting a project manager from a complex organization and power balancing in project management between the functional managers and the project manager is described. The project management technique is based on the technology-environment (T-E) model developed to determine the organizational contr... View full abstract»

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  • The strategic capacity-expansion model for a newsprint firm

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):162 - 174
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    It is pointed out that capacity expansion decisions in a capital-intensive industry determine to a large extent the fate of a firm, especially in an oligopolistic industry facing cyclical commodity markets where all firms endure the consequences of mistaken decisions, not only their own but also those of others. A model for helping firms with their capacity and production decisions in the newsprin... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a data-collection system for PCB assembly: a case study in software engineering

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):191 - 202
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    For manufacturing firms to increase productivity and quality while reducing their inventory and operational costs, a simple and easy-to-use data collection system is needed on the shop floor. Such a system developed for an electronic card manufacturing line is discussed. Facility operations are described, and the requirements for an ideal software solution are outlined. An independent development ... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of US semiconductor collaboration

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):104 - 113
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    Consortia in the United States and the US National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Centers, which have often emphasized long-range research with considerably less focus on current problems than have consortia in Japan, are reviewed. It is suggested that, in most instances, these US institutions have searched for revolutionary technology advancements and have had difficulty transferring t... View full abstract»

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  • Multicriteria generation-expansion planning with global environmental considerations

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):154 - 161
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    The multicriteria capacity mix problem of electric utilities is discussed. Traditional least-cost generation expansion planning has become inadequate due to the prevailing multiple, conflicting objectives such as cost, environmental degradation, and nuclear hazards. A preference-order dynamic programming approach that allows these considerations to be addressed with the already available dynamic p... View full abstract»

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  • Multiobjective decision making for traffic assignment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):180 - 187
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    The use of traffic assignment methods with multiobjective decision making to remedy the shortcomings of conventional traffic assignment methods is discussed. The optimal flow patterns are determined using three objectives: total travel time for road users; air pollution for nonusers; and travel distance for government. By using multiobjective decision making and nonlinear programming techniques, a... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging technology-evaluation methodology: with application to micro-electromechanical systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):114 - 123
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    A triple-gateway methodology for evaluating emerging technologies at a very early stage of their development, to avoid costly investments that have little promise, is proposed and applied to four cases of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The methodology postulates that a technology must pass through three gateways to become commercially or socially worthwhile: a market gateway, a systems man... View full abstract»

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  • R&D manpower forecasting for chemical industries in India

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):187 - 191
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    The results of a study conducted in India to determine the R&D manpower requirements toward the end of the century in for the country's chemical industries are presented. For 1981-1987 data, projections are made for short-term and long-term manpower requirements. To account for environmental changes, variable parameter regression is used for ten years and exponential smoothing is used for subs... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent engineering in an expert system

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):124 - 135
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    Concurrent engineering calls for site-specific, simultaneous evaluation of manufacturing cost and other performance measures early in the design process. Rule-based systems incorporate heuristics for design evaluation that might be reasonable and valid for designers in stereotypical situations but inaccurate for others. A method for the prescriptive integration of the actual preferences of individ... View full abstract»

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  • Defense R&D, technology, and economic performance: a longitudinal analysis of the US experience

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):136 - 145
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    The impact of defense expenditure is discussed in terms of the direct relationships between defense R&D and economic performance as well as the indirect relationships between the development of technical and scientific skills and new technology. The model is estimated for the period 1955-1988 on a time-series set measured as elasticities. The effect of defense R&D is observed through techn... View full abstract»

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  • Using PERT as an approximation of fuzzy project-network analysis

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):146 - 153
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    The use of the project evaluation and review technique (PERT) as an approximation of fuzzy project network analysis (FPNA) when the activity times are represented by normalized triangular fuzzy numbers is discussed. Thirty-two networks in various combinations of activity width, activity symmetry, and path completion time disparity were analyzed using both FPNA and PERT. The differences in the expe... View full abstract»

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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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Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas