IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Feb 1989

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  • Determinants of new industrial product performance: a strategic re-examination of the empirical literature

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):3 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (63)
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    Research on the determinants of industrial innovation performance using a three-dimensional framework is examined. Those dimensions are: generality over innovations, decision focus, and managerial controllability. The major determinants identified are: strategic and organizational factors, including general management's support, business-project fit, and R&D-marketing interaction; R&D and ... View full abstract»

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  • Economic impact and technical change

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):37 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The technology decomposition theory is proposed for technologies that exhibit rapid technical change. This theory is intended to support technology forecasting by means of definition of the technical change in technology constituents. Technology decomposition shows that rapid technical change is mainly accomplished by improvements in the manufacturing process. The improvements are the result of th... View full abstract»

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  • Framing the problem and making decisions: the facts are not enough

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Results of an experiment in which a sample of experienced engineers, scientists, and managers-people who would be expected to be objective decision-makers and who report themselves to be rational decision makers-are influenced by very subtle informational cues are presented. These subtle cues did not alter the object facts in research and development financial allocation decisions, but they did ap... View full abstract»

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  • On the social acceptability of inherently safe technologies

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):57 - 60
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    Some techniques have encountered public opposition which has delayed their implementation or even blocked it completely. Inherently safer technologies are a good idea and can certainly improve safety, but research on public perceptions of hazardous technologies suggest that safety is only loosely coupled to social acceptability. It is concluded that the notion of inherent safety does not necessari... View full abstract»

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  • A systems model of technological innovation

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):11 - 16
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    A systems framework is developed for synthesizing the major themes of previous research of technological innovation. The focus is on two specific types of input to innovation systems: decision inputs and implementation inputs. Each of these input categories is examined in detail, and interactions among their components are investigated. Broader relationships between the decision and implementation... View full abstract»

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  • The utility of performance measures: production manager's perceptions

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):47 - 50
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    The utility of a set of 42 measures of subunit performance to 155 production managers is reported. The measures were derived from interviews conducted with practicing managers. The measures were rank ordered, based on their mean scores, and specific patterns arose from the mean orderings. The relative usefulness of these measures and the underlying types of information required for their construct... View full abstract»

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  • A two-phase methodology for technology selection and system design

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):28 - 36
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    A two-phase methodology to guide research and development managers in the evaluation and selection of competing technologies is presented. Deterministic multi-attribute utility theory is used in the first phase to rank the technological alternatives and to eliminate inferior candidates. The procedure is illustrated with an application drawn from a study centering on the evaluation of electric and ... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison of Japanese and US high-technology transfer practices

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):17 - 24
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    Some empirical results and observations are presented which describe the principal ways in which a sample of industrial researchers in Japan and in the US utilize certain technologies resulting from university research. The findings are from a survey conducted in Japan and the US between October 1986 and December 1987. These results indicate that personal communications and technical collaboration... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of innovative projects-an integrative approach

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):51 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The relationship between the product specifications and its economic value for the manufacturer and the customer is analyzed. The aspects of the product dealt with are cost performance and its implications for pricing policy. An economic model for the manufacturer is combined with a cost/benefit analysis for the prospective customer to yield an integrative model that permits coupling of the demand... View full abstract»

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  • The linear multi-objective R&D project selection problem

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):54 - 57
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    A multi-objective model of the project-selection problem is described. The model departs from an earlier goal-programming formulation of the problem, which suggested Delphic methods for selection of priorities and aspiration levels. It is shown that the multiobjective formulation yields multiple nondominated solutions for the same problem solved by goal programming, whereas the goal-programming fo... 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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