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This paper examines the effect on product development of project scope: the extent to which a new product is based on unique parts developed in-house. Using data from a larger study of product development in the world auto industry, the paper presents evidence on the impact of scope on lead time...
Within the context of traditional data processing, the MIS literature has devoted considerable attention to the relationship between user involvement and MIS success: unfortunately, this research has produced conflicting results. After reviewing these results, Ives and Olson provide a framework...
The resource manager of a firm is faced with capacity and pricing decisions with regard to a congestion-prone system such as computer/communication facilities. Difficulties arise since the manager is uninformed of the system demand when the capacity decision is to be made. A game-theoretic model...
A simple time series model for bivariate exponential variables having first-order autoregressive structure is presented, the BEAR(1) model. The linear random coefficient difference equation model is an adaptation of the New Exponential Autoregressive model (NEAR(2)). The process is Markovian in...
Information system development projects engage organizational members in a process with potential for conflict. Managing such conflicts in project groups is an important but often neglected aspect of systems development. This research assesses group process during the development of an...
We develop a model of the period-by-period maintenance cost and interest income accumulation resulting from charges to a system of accounts receivable, and establish conditions under which the present value of the expected profit generated by the charges reaches its greatest attainable levels....
AI automated plan synthesis programs (“planners”) typically represent plans as a partially ordered network whose nodes are instants in time and whose arcs are precedence constraints. Such representations are essentially PERT charts. This paper provides an introduction to AI planners and...
Analyzing machine investment opportunities from a systems perspective requires an understanding of interdependencies between machine investment and utilization decisions. Machine investment decisions involve determining the number of machines to purchase and their types. Machine utilization...
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