IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Volume EM-16 Issue 4 • Nov. 1969

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    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s): 1
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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):133 - 136
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    The group of papers presented here was reviewed and edited for presentation, by a board of which Harold Davidson was the editor. Mr. Davidson was assisted by associate editors Marvin Cetron, Jacob Johnson, and Harold Liebowitz. — The Editor View full abstract»

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  • A program of research on coupling relations in research and development

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):137 - 143
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    As part of a continuing program of studies of R&D, one area for field research has been identified that is concerned with coupling the flow of ideas about new materials, products, and processes from the laboratory through the steps to utilization. The various complex communication phenomena involved — liaison, interface, coupling, technology transfer (LINCOTT) — are treated in a series of elev... View full abstract»

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  • Technology transfer in practice

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):144 - 147
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    Many government and industry leaders now feel that poor transition of technical data and know-how from fundamental and exploratory R&D into commerical utilization is a prime cause of poor research effectiveness. Particularly in the large corporate or Federal laboratory, good research is often “wasted” because no innovation results. Given the current research cost spiral, society can ill afford... View full abstract»

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  • Relating organization goals and technological forecasting for research and development resource allocation

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):148 - 161
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    This paper discusses a simple and logical method for using Navy Exploratory Development Goals (EDG) and the Navy Technological Forecast (NTF) for the allocation of resources to technology to meet future requirements. First, the military worth of the various EDG in meeting Navy objectives is determined. Second, the utility of the various technologies to the EDG is determined by systems design and s... View full abstract»

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  • Technological forecasting — Practical problems and pitfalls

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):161 - 172
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    Technological forecasting is becoming a widespread activity in business and the military. The actual accomplishment of the forecasting task is increasing in methodological sophistication. This article presents many practical problems and pitfalls encountered in planning and preparing technological forecasts. The authors examine the factors to be considered in the initial stages of implementing for... View full abstract»

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  • The need for allocating resources to “combat-effectiveness measurements” from initial R&D to obsolescence

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):173 - 175
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    Operations analysts and weapons designers all agree on the extreme difficulty of collecting “hard” data on the performance of weapons systems. This paper presents case studies from World War II through Southeast Asia, which illustrate the prevalence of the problem and also show how, for the lack of quite minor detailed information, incorrect conclusions have been reached in operations analysis rep... View full abstract»

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  • Research project cost distributions and budget forecasting

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):176 - 189
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    The purpose of this paper is to determine the nature of actual research project costs, their probability distributions, and corresponding parameter values so that long-range budget forecasts and variances can be provided. The distribution and parameters of the research project costs for 1963 through 1967 have been developed and are discussed. A description of the present Army budgeting system is p... View full abstract»

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  • Technological forecasting in a dynamic environment

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):190 - 222
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    Government and industry are developing many new ways to forecast future technical developments, but the payoff comes when these projections are incorporated as part of the R&D planning process. This is done on two levels — when deciding on future work in a specific development project and when assigning priorities to the overall R&D effort. Systems being developed in industry and in the fe... View full abstract»

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  • Cost effectiveness in R&D organizational resource allocation

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):222 - 242
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    A method for use in allocating resources to a multi-laboratory, multitask research and exploratory program is described. The basic elements of the underlying model are 1) tasks, projects, and laboratories, 2) contributing sciences and technologies (S and T), 3) criticality of such fields to achieving organizational objectives, 4) relative values of objectives, and 5) costs of performing tasks. Str... View full abstract»

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  • Testing torque — A quantitative R&D resource-allocation system

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):243 - 248
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    This paper discusses the Air Force experiment in testing the resource-allocation model called Technology or Research Quantitative Utility Evaluation (TORQUE). This model, which was developed by an interservice team for the Department of Defense (DOD), provides for a closer coupling between future desired military capabilities and laboratory efforts. Specifically, it addresses the area of explorato... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):248 - 250
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    Herman Bieber received his degrees in chemical engineering from Columbia University, New York, N. View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s): 251
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  • 1969 Index IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-16

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):1 - 2
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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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Tugrul U. Daim
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Portland State University