Masters Theses


"The research project director at a college or university has few, if any, of the traditional management tools that are available for other forms of management, especially in performing the early, crucial stages of planning. This is particularly distressing since managing a program in this type of environment can be very difficult, due to bureaucratic red tape and interdepartmental concerns. The purpose here is to develop an aid for managers with these problems, for more effective research management in a university environment.

After developing a general model for a typical research project at a university, the Gasification Research On Wood (GROW) project, which is currently in progress at the University of Missouri—Rolla, was used to show its applicability with emphasis on the conceptual and planning phases. The Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) was used to computerize the total project management system.

The results show that although there are problems in applying PERT technique fairly, and without emotion, it can be concluded that the experienced project director should find the model extremely useful as a planning aid"--Abstract, page ii.


Omurtag, Yildiri

Committee Member(s)

Sineath, Henry
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


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University of Missouri--Rolla

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vi, 82 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-70).


© 1979 Russell Lee Goldammer, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Universities and colleges -- Research -- Management -- Computer simulation
Project management

Thesis Number

T 4542

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