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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov 1994

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  • A simplified method of evaluating PERT/CPM network parameters

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):426 - 430
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A simplified method of finding PERT/CPM critical paths, project durations, and slack times is described. This method is not a replacement for the standard computer algorithms. Instead, it offers a simple procedure for manually finding the critical project parameters that is suitable for teaching the principles to both technical and nontechnical users. It combines the best aspects of existing metho... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the judgmental probability elicitation process: a case study of analyst/manager interaction

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):414 - 425
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper presents an annotated transcript of an interview where a decision analyst elicited a judgmental probability distribution from a senior executive of a technology-based corporation. This case study illustrates the issues involved in interactions between analysts and managers. Judgmentally assessed probabilities are often used in situations with uncertainty where historical data does not p... View full abstract»

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  • Sequential decisions under uncertainty in the R&D project selection problem

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):404 - 413
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    In most cases, the R&D project selection problem is concerned with how to evaluate and identify the best subset of projects under some resource constraints. In this paper, we consider the sequential decision problem of optimally sequencing a set of projects which must be undertaken sequentially over time. We derive the optimal ordering strategy for two special cases, (1) a series system of tas... View full abstract»

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  • A coordination structure approach to the management of projects

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):394 - 403
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    The paper uses object based models to capture and make visible the system level coordination structure of complex projects. These models facilitate the development of a shared view necessary for effective project management. In the paper, development and use of the models are illustrated using examples drawn from the design of custom silicon. We examine three custom silicon design projects to iden... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of concurrent engineering on make-to-order products

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):384 - 393
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    An increasing number of manufacturing organizations are using concurrent engineering product development processes, which rely on parallel scheduling of activities throughout the product development cycle. This study examines the impact of such practices on product development time, product quality, and delivery leadtime. Using data obtained from structured interviews with product managers and eng... View full abstract»

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  • Technology diversification in “MUL-TECH” corporations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):355 - 364
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    This paper explores the nature of technology diversification at the product and corporate levels and shows its strong impact upon growth of R&D expenditures and growth of corporate sales. The emergence of “mul-tech” corporations, that is, corporations operating in many technologies, is demonstrated and the hypothesis that technology diversification creates a potential for growth is... View full abstract»

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  • A Newtonian metaphor for organizational change

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):375 - 383
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    A Newtonian metaphor for describing the effect of a radical change stimulus on the productive ability of work groups is presented in this paper. The impact of a downsizing process on a Fortune 500 company was modeled in terms of its effect on employee perceptions of their work context and their capacity for doing productive work. Also investigated was the extent to which downsizing led to entropy ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology management and the future

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):333 - 334
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    A major problem of firms around the world is the development of new technology and the adaptation of the firm to technological change. Increasingly, we must find ways to sharpen our ability to do technological forecasting and to translate these forecasts into strategies that enable the organization to maximize its opportunities for gain from these technologies. This approach means that more attent... View full abstract»

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  • Technology management: a brief review of the last 40 years and some thoughts on its future

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):342 - 346
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    During the last 40 years, much progress has been made in engineering and technology management education. The situation has changed from a handful of degree-granting programs, mostly at the master's level, such as those at UCLA, Pittsburgh, Case Western, and the Rensselaer Institutes of technology, to over 100 in the US alone and another 54 abroad. Here, the author presents a brief review of the l... View full abstract»

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  • Forty-year evolution of engineering research: a case study of DuPont's engineering research and development

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):350 - 354
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    The purpose of this paper is to explore and map out the historical developments in the management of engineering research and development (ER&D) at the DuPont company since the early 1950s. A brief survey of the early efforts of organizing for R&D at DuPont and subsequent industry background are given to get a perspective on the company. The restructuring of R&D organization and the en... View full abstract»

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  • Entrepreneurs' experience, expertise, and the performance of technology-based firms

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):365 - 374
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    This study investigates the relationship between the experience of founders and the performance of their firms. Previous research has reported mixed evidence of a relationship between entrepreneurs' experience and their firms' performance. It is argued that this mixed evidence is due to the mediating influence of experientially acquired expertise. The study focuses on the extent to which expertise... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in technology management revisited

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):335 - 341
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    Although many in the field of technology management do decry the ultra-narrow and nitpicking foci of some published papers and research projects, systematic, credible research in the field does require a high level of partitioning-as compared with general policy research or management consulting practice. Here, the author discusses fairly specific research approaches to some of the current trends ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology management: educational trends

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):347 - 349
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    Educational institutions are offering an increasing number of degree-granting programs to prepare engineers and scientists to move toward management responsibilities while maintaining identity in their technical backgrounds. These programs are offered under various titles including “engineering management”, “engineering and management”, “management of technology&rdquo... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

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