IEEE International Engineering Management Conference

18-20 Aug. 2002

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  • 2002 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):i - xxi
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):xxii - xxiv
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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 497
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    Provides an abstract of the plenary presentation and a brief professional biography of the presenter. The complete presentation was not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • R&D departments must formulate strategy for their own survival within a corporation

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given as follows. We have conducted a case study extending over 5 years of events affecting a small R&D unit in a multinational company. We were particularly concerned with strategy for the unit. We had supposed that the purpose of strategy would be to enable the parent company to counter competitors' actions, but to our surprise no competitor action over the period had any signi... View full abstract»

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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 724
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  • Intellectual property, standards and competition law: navigating a minefield

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):837 - 841 vol.2
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    The value attached to intellectual property, particularly patents, has been rapidly increasing. The recognition, development and exploitation of intellectual property is now a central factor in technology management. However, in the field of electronics in particular, there is a natural tension between two objectives: on the one hand, protecting market share by carving out clear proprietary positi... View full abstract»

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  • Plenary address

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 935
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  • Strategic competence development and monitoring in a multi-disciplinary research institute

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):520 - 525 vol.2
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    Strategy literature has approached corporate strategy and individual-based competencies as separate but linked issues. In the present innovation era, when competitive advantage is based on knowledge and dynamic capabilities, the individual capabilities of a knowledge worker needs to be integrated more tightly to the corporate strategy process. The measurement and monitoring of the organization-wid... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving return on critical talent in technology-intensive organizations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):515 - 519 vol.2
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    Research shows that purposeful, well executed talent management is a critical source of competitive advantage and predictable improved performance. Labor force data also confirm the challenges in finding top, talented performers. This article includes insights from research with two types of organizations. Each organization pursued a comprehensive approach to identifying and managing talent in a h... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons learned in aerospace technology transfer to automotive applications: a mature company undergoes a startup experience

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):854 - 859 vol.2
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    After a severe downturn in its traditional aerospace and defense (A&D) markets in the early 1990s, Systron Donner Inertial Division (SDID), a subsidiary of BEI Technologies, Inc., decided to enter commercial markets with ground breaking new technology for a solid-state rate gyroscope, the Quartz Rate Sensor (QRS). The quartz Coriolis force technology was appropriate for a new automotive brake syst... View full abstract»

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  • Technology roadmapping: charting the route ahead for UK road transport

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):794 - 798 vol.2
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    The technology roadmapping technique is used widely in industry to support strategic technology planning. Roadmaps can take various forms, but the most flexible and generic type comprises a multi-layered time-based chart that links technology and product developments to market needs. In recent years the approach has been used in sector-level foresight programmes, particularly in Northern America. ... View full abstract»

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  • The acquisition of a System of Systems is just a simple multi-phased parallel-processing paradigm

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):510 - 514 vol.2
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    Much research effort is being expended in an effort to develop new concepts that can be used to solve the problem of managing Systems of Systems. This paper shows that from an information and knowledge management perspective the system and software life cycle (SLC) for a single system is a multi-phased time-ordered parallel-processing recursive paradigm that is little different from the uncoordina... View full abstract»

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  • A competitive analysis of business models in e-commerce

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):848 - 853 vol.2
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    In the age of knowledge economy, if transformed or exploited successfully, economic value deriving from making the most of intangible intellectual property, can generate higher profits than from traditional tangible capital assets like equipment and land. Patents are a classical instance. Not only is a patent a legal as well as a technical document, but patents also often serve as a critical indic... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond the thresholds of current manufacturing: perspectives on management, technology and organizations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):788 - 793 vol.2
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    This work is concerned with the analysis of the next generation of manufacturing organisations. After reviewing the literature, problem analyses have been understood and a solution design has been proposed. The authors' point of departure is that despite current efforts to add flexibility and agility to manufacturing systems, they still are a long way from being classified as "customer-centred". T... View full abstract»

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  • R&D as a technology engine

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):550 - 554 vol.2
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    An economic model that takes knowledge, technology and capital, as prime production factors is used to interpret the importance of technology. The model defines technology and its value, discriminating from capital thus identifying R & D as the major technology production process. It also suggests that there is a default tendency, in every firm, to technology impoverishment and capital affluence. View full abstract»

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  • Multi-agent coordination and collaboration for control and optimization strategies in an intermodal container terminal

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):590 - 595 vol.2
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    In this paper, Petri nets are used to define a monitoring structure so as information intended for real-time fault diagnosis and recovery in an intermodal terminal where freight only arrives and departs stored in containers. A real case study relevant to a terminal in the port of Genova, Italy, is introduced to show a practical application of the proposed model. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering management in our modern age

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):504 - 509 vol.2
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    The theory and practice of engineering management has developed rapidly in the last forty years to yield a discipline with considerable scope and focus. Educational institutions around the world report significant student interest in this field of study and enrollments are steadily growing as engineers and scientists focus their efforts on developing products and services that produce a business r... View full abstract»

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  • Perspective on the future of Japan's manufacturing sector

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):608 - 611 vol.2
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    A primary factor in Japan's rise to the status of major economic power following the end of World War II was the immense support provided by the United States and other foreign countries. The key to economic growth at the time was the introduction of improvements to the manufacturing sector and the superior competitiveness that resulted. However, following the drastic downturn in the late 80s, the... View full abstract»

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  • Sources of information used in new product and process technology planning within the electron device industry

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):623 - 628 vol.2
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    A survey of participants in the electron device industry has been conducted to identify best practices in the sources of information used in new product and process technology planning. The frequency of use of each source of information is quantified for both tactical and strategic time frames. Further, statistically distinguishable dusters of most-frequently used sources of information are identi... View full abstract»

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  • Analytic hierarchy process model for global competitiveness of local companies a case for Thai banking business

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):842 - 847 vol.2
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    Advances in information technology radically impact all organizations, especially, in providing effective tools to integrate their operations more effectively, respond to market needs more flexibly, and serve their customers globally. This research aims to answer how the local companies survive in the global competitiveness. Using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method, variables relevant to stra... View full abstract»

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  • "They fought like cats and dogs..." [multi-disciplinary project management]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):783 - 787 vol.2
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    The paper discusses reasons for the mutual incomprehension that can exist in multi-disciplinary projects which involve both industrial or academic engineers and practitioners from the 'soft sciences'. It goes on to suggest ways in which this problem might be obviated in engineering projects. View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge strategy: toward to dynamically integrating technological innovation with knowledge management

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):719 - 723 vol.2
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    In the knowledge economy the one sure source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge. In the theoretical field, interest in knowledge management has grown dramatically. In the business community, organizations are coming to regard knowledge-based intangible assets such as technological know-how and innovation as their most valuable and strategic resource, and they are also increasingly reali... View full abstract»

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  • Scientific-technical workers: education supplies, occupational demands

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):544 - 549 vol.2
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    Recent studies by the National Science Foundation document the shortage of qualified scientific and engineering workers in the US. Because the demand for such workers is relatively insensitive to salaries, there is an emerging scholarly consensus that, rather than further subsidizing demand (and salaries), the US needs to subsidize supply. This paper argues that with regard to the Associate and Ba... View full abstract»

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  • Uses and misuses of the 'overall equipment effectiveness' for production management

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):816 - 820 vol.2
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    The overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a performance measure-usually applied under the context of the Japanese production techniques related to equipment and processes. Through an exploratory case study about the index's use for monitoring and controlling the performance of machines and processes, carried out at an automotive company, in Brazil, the authors verified a misuse of the measure. ... View full abstract»

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  • A decision model for information system project selection

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):585 - 589 vol.2
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    In a competitive environment, selecting the right information system projects can be a key factor in sustaining the ability of corporate competition. Information system (IS) project selection problems are multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem. Existing methods for IS project selection does not reflect interdependencies among criteria and candidate projects. In general, many influence facto... View full abstract»

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