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  • Ghaffarzadegan, Navid; Hue, Yi; Larson, Richard Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-03)
    In this paper, we offer an endogenous theory of professionalization and ever-higher degree attainment. We theorize that higher education is a self-driving growth engine. We introduce two endogenous mechanisms that act on ...
  • Lensing, Reshma P. (Reshma Pradhan), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, terrorism emerged as a legitimate threat not just to society, but to corporations as well. This new threat has challenged old business rules and prompted companies to rethink ...
  • Magee, Christopher L.; Saari, Rebecca K.; Heaps-Nelson, G. Thomas; Zoepf, Stephen M.; Sussman, Joseph M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-03)
    The field of Engineering Systems (ES) is quite young but there are intellectual roots that go far back in time. At least that is the working hypothesis in an integrative capstone assignment given in the first doctoral ...
  • Sasangohar, Farzan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The nuclear power community in the United States is moving to modernize aging power plant control rooms as well as develop control rooms for new reactors. New generation control rooms, along with modernized control rooms, ...
  • Larson, Richard Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2007-04)
    Services industries comprise about 75% of the economy of developed nations. To design and operate services systems for today and tomorrow, we need to educate a new type of engineer who focuses not on manufacturing but on ...
  • Nagpure, Prashant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Healthcare costs in United States are projected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2015. This is a cause of major concern and current political debate. The largest contributor to this cost is the hospital cost accounting for 30 % ...
  • Lessard, Donald Ray; Sakhrani, Vivek; Miller, Roger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2013-05)
    This paper describes our conceptualization of complexity in Large Infrastructure Projects (LIPs). Since complexity itself is an emergent concept that is hard to pin down, we focus on the relationship between various project ...
  • Ang, Wee Horng; Lee, Yang W.; Madnick, Stuart E.; Mistress, Dinsha; Siegel, Michael D.; Strong, Diane M.; Wang, Richard Y.; Yao, Chrisy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2006-08)
    In this paper we redefine information security by extending its definition in three salient avenues: locale (beyond the boundary of an enterprise to include partner organizations), role (beyond the information custodians’ ...
  • Cheung, Sunny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular phenomenon where companies solicit the help of the public in helping accomplish some of the activities commonly performed by employees or contractors. These activities can range ...
  • Zini, Francisco A. (Francisco Andrés) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This research proposes enhancements to the Enterprise Architecture Method developed by Nightingale and Rhodes. By Enterprise Architecting we consider the following definition: "applying holistic thinking to design, valuate ...
  • Khan, Taimur, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    Lessons for how a regional authority should develop its logistics sector are learned through case studies on four areas (section 2). In addition, a "logistics attractiveness" ranking framework is developed and applied ...
  • He, Zheng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Scenario planning is a widely used approach for developing long-term strategies. The typical scenario process involves developing scenarios, identifying strategies whose success is contingent on the scenario, and monitoring ...
  • Goswami, Debangshu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Information technology (IT) is vital to growth of all organizations. But getting value out of IT has been challenging. The companies, which fail to align their IT strategy with business objectives struggle with low or ...
  • Xu, Xia, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Being able to quickly adapt to changes in the business environment has been widely acknowledged as essential for sustainable success by business leaders. Scenario planning is recognized as an effective tool used to explore ...
  • Shehadi, Charles A., III (Charles Anthony); Witalec, Michael R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This paper looks at some of these travails as well as the common tools used to approach a volatile priced commodity, diesel fuel. It focuses on the impacts of hedging for companies that are directly impacted through the ...
  • Apostolakis, George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2003-07)
    This article discusses the use of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) in decision-making regarding the safety of complex technological systems. The insights gained by QRA are compared with those from traditional safety ...
  • Westrom, Ryan J.; Sussman, Joseph M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-08)
    With high-speed rail (HSR) now often fulfilling a commuting function within an hour’s travel time from principal metropolitan cities, it becomes the latest in a long line of transportation technologies to elicit change in ...
  • Oti, Olufemi (Olufemi Oluwole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Amazon is one of the world's leading retailers. At the core of Amazon's business model is providing consumers with endless selection, and as a result, the large number of vendors used to provide that selection greatly ...
  • Gralla, Erica Lynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Recent disasters have highlighted the need for more effective supply chain management during emergency response. Planning and prioritizing the use of trucks and helicopters to transport humanitarian aid to affected communities ...
  • Boasson, Yishai, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This work presents a look at real-life production-floor scheduling, comparing and contrasting it to both normative OR theory and Cognitive Psychology theory. Relevant literature in OR, scheduling and psychology is reviewed, ...
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