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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 1 • Feb. 1973

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s): 1
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  • Copyright page

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s): 1
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    AFTER last issue's “orgy” of mathematical, systems, and operations research-type papers, we had hoped that the current issue would restore the balance between such approaches and the behavioral or management-type articles. Several of the papers are, in fact, in the latter category. Authors of two of the six papers are in industry. However, there is still strong emphasis on more analy... View full abstract»

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  • The use of dynamic programming techniques for determining resource allocations among R/D projects: An example

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):2 - 5
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    An example of the use of dynamic programming for R/D resource allocation in the aerospace industry is described. Procedures for developing the required input data are described, and a quantitative comparison is made of the effectiveness of resource allocation by dynamic programming vis-a-vis a conventional method. It is shown that dynamic programming can result in significant improvements in progr... View full abstract»

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  • Performance control in government R&D projects: The measurable effects of performing required management and engineering techniques

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):6 - 14
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    A large number and variety of management and engineering techniques (such as PERT, value engineering, and configuration management) have been implemented over the past decade to improve the technical, cost, and schedule performance of government-sponsored R&D projects. However, such R&D efforts continue to be plagued with technical, schedule, and cost difficulties. The intent of the resear... View full abstract»

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  • A cost relevance tree procedure for allocating development expenditure

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):14 - 22
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    A new quantitative systematic procedure, called a cost relevance tree, for group objective evaluation of development projects for their eventual cost-reduction effectiveness in a given segment of a business is described. The procedure is applied to the construction, repair, and rearrangement of Bell System underground (conduit) plant. This systematic procedure quantifies recent and applicable cost... View full abstract»

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  • A dynamic model of some multistage aspects of research and development portfolios

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):22 - 29
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    Many models of research and development (R&D) projects do not consider the intermediate outcomes and decisions that may be foreseen to arise during their evolution through the technical and commercial stages. Consideration of the sequential aspects of allocating scarce resources to a set of projects may make a great difference to the solution of the problem in terms of the optimum subset of pr... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and management notes: An approach toward improving the creative output of scientific task teams

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):29 - 31
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    Administration of an innovative task team today requires a capability to integrate not only the interrelated technical disciplines but also the relationships of the individual members as well. The team leader needs a tool to measure and characterize the members so that he can predict their interactions and structure his task teams accordingly. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test, which places ind... View full abstract»

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  • Toward the implementation of R&D resource allocation models

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s):32 - 33
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    The allocation of organization resources to the R&D function remains one of the most complex and least rational decision processes of management. The purpose of this note is to examine the process and the implied attributes required of formal prescriptive models which will improve the process. Characteristics of the allocation problem are discussed briefly. This provides a rationale for listin... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s): 34
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  • Membership application for the IEEE engineering management group

    Publication Year: 1973, Page(s): 35
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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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