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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • Industrial R&D: towards the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):265 - 272
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    Industrial R&D properly started in a systematic form over 120 years ago. It now consumes, worldwide, over #1 billion per day. It is a big, serious activity. For a number of reasons, not only its size, it is worth reviewing, and examining historically how it has been carried out and with what results-to examine best practice of today and then to suggest how it will be done in the future. The author... View full abstract»

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  • A more commercial approach to defence

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):273 - 276
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    Just like many of the old nationalised activities, defence research in the UK has recently been put on a more commercial footing. This has meant that what was once solely funded from money allocated to it by government now has to look for customers and prove to them that its products and services are worth buying. This paper details how, for the staff and management of the Defence Evaluation and R... View full abstract»

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  • Speak, hands, for me! [management]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):277 - 280
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    This article on a systematic approach to management looks at Casca from Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' and asks: 'Could he be the boss of your company?' The author discusses the leadership attributes of Casca and how such attributes can be used by modern day company chief executives. View full abstract»

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  • Managing electricity into the 21st century-the sleeping giants awake

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):281 - 292
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    Slipping back 100 years and comparing what was happening in the electricity supply industry then with now superficially paints a very similar picture. But, although the turmoil is equivalent, new skills are needed for the engineers, the managers, the leaders who will lead the electricity supply companies into the next century. Today we have a range of businesses in electricity supply and related e... View full abstract»

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  • Many things come in twelves [project management]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):293 - 296
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    Prompted by the twelve days of Christmas, the article ponders twelve things for project managers to consider when starting up a project. Topics cover project start-up, project requirements, pitfalls, and project team selection. View full abstract»

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  • Empowering organisations and their employees

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):297 - 303
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    Currently empowerment is a much used word in the context of employment. But what does it mean? What are the major features? Is it really worthwhile to invest in the process or is it merely another flavour of the month concept? Effective people management is critical to successful operations. Empowerment can enhance employee performance and corporate success into the next millennium. View full abstract»

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  • Legal Update: Limitation Clauses-a Dispatch From The Battle-front

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):263 - 264
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  • The Dawning Of The Engineering Management Age

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):258 - 259
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  • Thrust SSC: Britain First

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 304
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  • Management briefing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):260 - 261
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  • News Lines

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):261 - 262
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  • Divisional News

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 264
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