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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov. 2014

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):C1 - 565
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management publication information

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C2
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  • Editorial for November 2014 Issue

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):566 - 569
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  • Venture Capital Deals: Beliefs and Ownership

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):570 - 582
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    We use a principal-agent model to examine how venture capitalists can determine the ownership division when fund-seeking entrepreneurs possess private information on their disutility of effort. This situation is especially applicable to early-stage first-time entrepreneurs seeking funding, since no history exists on their potential performance. The venture capitalist must thus consider this privat... View full abstract»

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  • A Quantitative Framework for Managing Project Value, Risk, and Opportunity

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):583 - 598
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    Projects should create value. That is the desire and plan, but uncertainties cloud the paths to this destination. All project work should add value in terms of both the resources consumed and the benefits provided (e.g., scope, quality, technical performance, features, and functions), yet adding value is not always straightforward. Conventional techniques such as earned value management focus on t... View full abstract»

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  • Networking Capability, Network Structure, and New Product Development Performance

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):599 - 609
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    Considering the strategic effects of networking relationships on firm performance, it is important to understand how networking capability drives and exerts its impact on network structural relationships, which in turn affect new product development (NPD) performance. Grounded on dynamic capability view of the firm, we theorized that networking capability fosters NPD and plays a significant role i... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing the Economies of Scale of Software as a Service Software Firms: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):610 - 622
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    Software as a Service (SaaS) has been one of the fastest-growing delivery models in the software industry. The industry's trade press often considers economies of scale as the main benefit of SaaS firms, because information technology management and the associated resources are centralized at the SaaS vendors. However, centralized information technology management also requires the associated cost... View full abstract»

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  • Leveraging O2O Commerce for Product Promotion: An Empirical Investigation in Mainland China

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):623 - 632
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    This research investigates how retail businesses may promote their products online to induce offline sales via social media-enabled online-to-offline (O2O) commerce. We focus on a country context where such an emerging e-commerce model is particularly prevalent, i.e., China. Key to leveraging this model is to attract consumer attention and stimulate their actions both online and offline, which may... View full abstract»

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  • Managing Innovation in Architecturally Hierarchical Systems: Three Switchback Mechanisms That Impact Practice

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):633 - 645
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    This paper uses a detailed empirical process study to explore the mechanisms that drive complex hierarchically integrated technologies to regress in apparent maturity (“switchback”) over the course of their innovation pathways. Three mechanisms are identified that explain the underlying behavior: switchbacks occur 1) as a natural discovery dynamic, the result of mid-pathway efforts t... View full abstract»

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  • How Should the Hospital Assign Service Volume to Private Payers Optimally?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):646 - 655
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    U.S. hospitals are confronted with challenges of increasing service volume demand and inequitable payment by different private payers. Under this circumstance, budgeting the medical service volume efficiently and allocating the volume among private payers strategically becomes very important. Our paper proposes a hospital service volume assignment model to provide feasible solutions for hospitals.... View full abstract»

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  • A User Empowerment Approach to Information Systems Infusion

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):656 - 668
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    Information systems (IS) investments fail largely because a newly implemented system is not fully infused into its users' everyday life at work. IS infusion beyond an organization's mandated usage requires that users are actively motivated to use it and that they hold authority over usage of the system. Psychological empowerment represents one's motivational orientation, as well as one's authority... View full abstract»

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  • Technology Trajectories and the Selection of Optimal R&D Project Sequences

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):669 - 680
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    Given a set of R&D projects drawing on the same underlying technology, a technology trajectory refers to the order in which projects are executed. Due to their technological interdependence, the successful execution of one project can increase a firm's technological capability, and help to efficiently and effectively develop other projects from this set. In this paper, we present a model for d... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of Role Ambiguity on Task Performance Through Self-Efficacy—A Contingency Perspective

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):681 - 689
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    This study integrates theories on self-efficacy and the role theory to explore how role ambiguity influences employee task performance through task self-efficacy in a curvilinear manner. Openness to experience was found to moderate such a curvilinear relation. In addition, this study suggests that task self-efficacy mediated the relationship between role ambiguity and task performance, and between... View full abstract»

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  • The Learning Zone in New Product Development

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):690 - 701
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    New information is the fuel that allows organizations to innovate. Yet the generation of new information may yield little benefit if existing practices prevent the firm from integrating new insights effectively. This study provides evidence that existing knowledge has both an enhancement effect that improves the firm's ability to benefit from new information, and an inhibition effect that lowers i... View full abstract»

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  • Mitigating the Impact of Member Turnover in Information Systems Development Projects

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):702 - 716
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    Team member turnover presents significant risks to the performance of information systems development (ISD) projects. While prior studies have identified various antecedents of turnover with the general objective of reducing its occurrence, turnover cannot be completely prevented in practice. This study examines practices for mitigating the negative impact of turnover when it occurs. Since ISD is ... View full abstract»

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  • Competition Between Software-as-a-Service Vendors

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):717 - 729
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    We propose a model of software-as-a-service (SaaS) in a competitive marketplace that brings clarity to the choices that competing vendors must make for pricing and quality strategy. We focus on several features of SaaS competition, including differences in vendor offerings, incomplete information on application functionality, the potential lock-in risk of SaaS clients, and their cost of learning a... View full abstract»

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  • Financial Payoff in Patent Alliance: Evolutionary Dynamic Modeling

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):730 - 737
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    Originating from the strategic management theory, resource-based view of firm believes that firms rely on bundles of resources which enable them to gain competitive advantage. Patent, as an integral part of intellectual capital, is an important resource for organizations building capabilities. With the heterogeneous in nature and imperfectly mobile, patent and its management becomes increasingly c... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal Selection of Line Extensions: Incorporating Operational, Financial, and Marketing Constraints

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):738 - 754
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    Line extensions-variants of existing products with new appearances, functions, or forms-constitute a significant fraction of products launched each year. While line extensions typically share components with existing products, they can also cannibalize the demand of existing products. The choice of an appropriate set of line extensions is an important recurring issue for a firm and they must incor... View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated Approach to State Decision-Making in Upstream Hydrocarbon Operations With Application to Lebanon

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):755 - 767
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    In the exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons, a sovereign state faces conflicting challenges: maximizing its welfare while maintaining an attractive investment environment for developers. The terms and conditions of a production sharing contract (PSC) between the government and international oil companies (IOC) are usually finalized prior to the commencement of operations and wi... View full abstract»

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  • NOVEMBER 2014 IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management READERSHIP SURVEY

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):768 - 769
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  • Forthcoming engineering management related conferences

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 770
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  • 2014 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 61

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):771 - 780
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  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Information

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management information for authors

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C4
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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