INDUSTRIAL ADOPTION OF MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: AN INVESTIGATION WITHIN THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY

2022-1-24
Bayramoğlu, Alitan
Increasing competition in contemporary industrial settings drive organizations to unceasingly seek ways to improve the overall quality of their products and services, and the processes followed in order to procure them. Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has been put forth with promises to remedy shortcomings constituted by legacy document-based engineering approaches. However, for an organization to fully adopt MBSE, it must overcome several human, financial, organizational and technological factors. The purpose of this study was to elucidate these factors that are in affect for potential MBSE adopters clearly. In order to achieve this, research within the literature has led to the identification of a theoretical model that comprises of the most significant latent constructs that are in effect in MBSE adoption. The resulting technology adoption model’s explanatory power was evaluated in a quantititative manner via a questionnaire, with participants chosen from engineering practitioners in Turkey, who are experienced in the matter. The proposed structural model was validated and refined using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The resulting adoption model was developed that aims to explain the relations between factors that are in effect in MBSE adoption.

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Citation Formats
A. Bayramoğlu, “INDUSTRIAL ADOPTION OF MODEL-BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING: AN INVESTIGATION WITHIN THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.