2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37574)

18-21 Oct. 2004

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  • Conference keynote addresses

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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and may include a brief professional biography of each View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge cartography in the sustainable environment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):893 - 897 Vol.3
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    This paper presents the authors' contributions to an interdisciplinary scoping study into ways of understanding the mapping and interpretation of the knowledge understood and used by powerful players who make decisions that affect the urban environment. We use glass recycling as an issue that seems to be clear-cut, but that exposes extraordinarily difficult issues for decision-makers. Glass recycl... View full abstract»

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  • Improving design quality and value in the built environment through knowledge of intangibles

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):898 - 902 Vol.3
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    Raising design quality and value in the built environment requires continuous improvement, drawing on feedback from clients or occupiers and other industry players. The challenging task for architectural and engineering designers has always been to use their intellectual knowledge to deliver both forms of benefits, tangibles and intangibles, in the built environment. Increasingly as clients demand... View full abstract»

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  • Designers' experiences of design methods and tools

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):903 - 907 Vol.3
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    This paper is based on an Internet-based questionnaire survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions was selected as the research method in order to collect data about the designer's experience of their used design methods and tools. The result is that the general formal follow-up and reflection on used design methods and tools is experienced as low and this implies a risk that inefficie... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainability engineering as diploma/graduate programme in engineering and management education

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):908 - 912 Vol.3
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    Human civilization is the greatest marvel of nature. No nation can become great or achieve prosperity without its people developing a sense of self-discipline, social responsibility and cooperative attitude. The 21/sup st/ century promises to be a time of scientific and technological growth at a level never experienced before in human industry. The new edge keyed by six mega trends such as globali... View full abstract»

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  • Making an ecodesign choice in project portfolio selection

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):913 - 917 Vol.3
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    Project portfolio management is about selecting the right development projects for a company in order to secure that the company is competitive. However, many companies lack a structured process for selecting new development projects. Several significant decisions are taken in the pre-specification phases of product development. Early decisions are taken that affect the environmental impact of a p... View full abstract»

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  • The method of determining the index weight in the synthetic evaluation on environmental impact affected by highway

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):918 - 921 Vol.3
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    Environment impact evaluation is very important for road construction and feasibility research. The quality of evaluation is affected mostly by the index weight in the synthetic system. When the expert can't determine the index weight by experience, It become a confusing problem that how to explore the standard for determining the index weight. A method based on attribute math is given out in this... View full abstract»

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  • Balancing centripetal and centrifugal forces in a lifecycle model of innovation: a meta-analysis

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):922 - 928 Vol.3
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    Organizations struggle to become consistently innovative throughout their lifecycle. This struggle becomes especially important to organizations when the capacity to innovate becomes depleted due to adverse economic and business conditions. This study analyzes the antecedents to organizational innovation using a quantitative meta-analysis of the extant literature within the context of an establish... View full abstract»

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  • Launching the first mass product of a high-tech start-up company

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):929 - 933 Vol.3
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    This paper investigates the key success factors relevant for a sustainable commercialization of a new high-tech start-up product. A case study illustrates how a Swiss start-up managed to get accepted for the first time as a supplier of a large established company and what consequences this fact had on its development. View full abstract»

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  • Handling innovations which do not fit

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):934 - 938 Vol.3
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    The concepts incremental, modular, architectural and radical innovations introduced by Henderson and Clark (1990) highlights the interdependence between innovation and organizations. Competition forces the established competing firms to create efficient organizations for producing and developing products. Organizations will organize around the product's main components, since they are the key subt... View full abstract»

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  • Strategy of mass customization-based service product innovation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):939 - 943 Vol.3
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    This paper synthesizes service innovation, service product development, and mass customization to probe into strategy of mass customization-based service product innovation (MCSPI). Firstly, it defines the issue and some radical concepts. Secondly, a review of related fields is presented. Thirdly, a primary architecture of strategy of MCSPI is set up. This architecture is established in service pa... View full abstract»

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  • What new skills must project managers master to deliver successful project outcomes for the future?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):944 - 948 Vol.3
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    Project and risk management functions discovers progressively that their levels of technical and financial capabilities become insufficient to deliver the requirements for project and risk management into the 21st Century as demanded by their clients and stakeholders and that an understanding of socio/economic and political complexities increasingly is a key to driving successful outcomes. View full abstract»

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