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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 4 • Nov 1996

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  • Exploring university-industry technology transfer of CAD technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):393 - 401
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Since its establishment in 1982, the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) has funded extensive silicon-based semiconductor research at universities, including research in the area of computer aided design. While the consortium has had success with transferring this research to its members, the overall incidence of transfer has been limited. This study explored the key issues affecting the tran... View full abstract»

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  • Performance effects of innovative IT applications over time

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):381 - 392
    Cited by:  Papers (31)
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    There is evidence to indicate that the effects of new product and service innovations change over time as a result of learning and competition. However, there have not been any studies of the effects of learning and competition on the impacts of innovative information technology (IT) applications. This paper presents the results of an extensive study of the effects of very early investments in aut... View full abstract»

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  • Method for identifying R&D-based strategic opportunities in the process industries

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):351 - 355
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    The need for a conceptual method of pinpointing R&D-based strategic opportunities is identified. A method, the technological growth tree, is developed as a managerial tool for mapping out strategic planning areas for the process-based industries. The usefulness of the proposed method is illustrated by reference to the bromine and ethanol industries. A number of specific R&D-based strategic... View full abstract»

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  • Instrumental and supportive use of formal selection methods in R&D project selection

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):402 - 410
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    Although a large body of literature exists about the use of formal selection techniques (FST) in the selection of research and development (R&D) projects, most of it has focused on the instrumental use of the techniques and much scepticism exists about their value. Very little attention has been paid to the political or supportive use of the techniques, though project selection is often a poli... View full abstract»

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  • A case study: a network system for knowledge amplification in the product development process

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):356 - 367
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Future product development is expected to evolve from the current stage, where the final commercial product is most important aspect of production, to the stage where the knowledge required for product development is of greatest significance. This study aims to construct an engineering management information system applicable to this new age of knowledge. Approaches are formulated from the standpo... View full abstract»

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  • Time-resource tradeoff problem [project scheduling]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):411 - 417
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    Given a project network with a set of tasks to be completed according to some precedence relationship, the objective is to determine efficient project schedules for a range of project realization times. This problem is referred to as the time-resource tradeoff problem. Associated with each task are its normal duration, maximum allowable crash range, and resource cost per time unit for each resourc... View full abstract»

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  • Technological learning, strategic flexibility, and new product development in the pharmaceutical industry

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):368 - 380
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    The objective of this study was to better understand strategic management using the dynamic capabilities approach. The authors have focused on two fundamental constructs of dynamic capabilities, technological learning and strategic flexibility, and discerned their influence on organizational performance. Their main argument has been that a firm's strategic flexibility moderates the relationship be... View full abstract»

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  • The value chain component in a decision support system: a case example

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):418 - 428
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    This paper discusses the contribution and use of the value chain component within a prototype decision support system (DSS). Here, the authors focus on the inclusion of Porter's value chain within the general design of the DSS for a purchasing manager in the Norwegian wood processing industry. They discuss the value chain and cost driver parameters as well as those design principles that they foun... 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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