Title: Systems engineering and the innovation environment in US defence organisations

Authors: Khaled Odeh; Rana A. Riad; Luis Rabelo

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2993, USA ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2993, USA ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2993, USA

Abstract: Innovation may involve new designs and creations of products and services or improvement of existing products and services of an organisation. A major element of measuring organisational strength is its innovation and ability to build on and sustain such strength. The environment of this research was comprised of the intersection of systems engineering within the context of US defence organisations. The goal was to determine the significant factors that could be used to determine innovation in projects within the specific environment using traditional statistics and data mining modelling techniques. 112 experts in the field of innovation and systems engineering from major defence organisations were interviewed and 300 projects were analysed. Several factors were found that characterised the most innovative projects such as security and organisational leadership.

Keywords: systems engineering; innovation; defence; neural networks; classification trees.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2017.088442

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2017 Vol.8 No.2, pp.103 - 120

Available online: 01 Dec 2017 *

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