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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 2 • April 1998

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  • Great project managers: 'Kelly' Johnson. I

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):74 - 80
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    'Kelly' Johnson was arguably the most successful engineering project manager this century, producing a series of outstanding aircraft that pushed technology to the limits. Much of his work was surrounded by secrecy but now the veil is being lifted. In the first part of a two part series, the author takes a look at this remarkable man and his career. View full abstract»

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  • Doing business in China-a European pump manufacturer's experience

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):81 - 86
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    Many managers have mixed feelings about the Chinese market. They are tempted by the promise of the world largest potential market for all kinds of goods and services (China's population is 1/spl middot/2 billion) and by low-cost production. But they fear corruption, unfamiliar business practices and language difficulties. This article considers whether English companies may learn lessons from the ... View full abstract»

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  • A sound argument [personnel management]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):87 - 92
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    'Investors in People' is often seen as conferring 'soft' benefits, but there are also hard commercial improvements to be had. In this paper, lessons are drawn from the experience of one medium-sized manufacturer in the UK. View full abstract»

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  • Year 2000 computing problem implications for business and society

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):93 - 97
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    The Year 2000 computing problem is the greatest crisis to hit the IT industry. The inability of most computers to calculate correctly the year 2000 as a result of historic two-digit date programming has given rise to massive implications for business and society. This article describes the background of the problem and advocates the need for detailed modelling to be undertaken so that companies an... View full abstract»

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  • But what does it mean? [business terminology]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):98 - 100
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    A generally agreed definition of what key business terms actually mean is frequently only arrived at after a long drawn out process of trial and error, misunderstanding, bad feeling and costly mistakes. Clarity of definition is particularly crucial for organisations that wish to plan and implement change successfully. But all too often change programmes (or projects) are characterised by groups of... View full abstract»

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  • Donegan's drive [operational research]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):101 - 106
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    The author a mechanical and electrical engineer, describes events in an environment of several decades ago, when work study and operational research were displacing older, intuitive styles of management. It is essentially a human story, with corresponding lessons for today's environment. It should be read with that in mind. View full abstract»

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  • Basic management for engineers. I. Personal management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):107 - 111
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    An advertising campaign for a well-known software company urged everyone to: 'work smarter, not harder. Most 'smart' people do not need computer programs to make them effective; they make the best possible use of their time by planning their work. This article describes some time and personal techniques that allow anyone to work 'smarter': the need for 'harder' then becomes optional. View full abstract»

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Engineering Management magazine covers management methods, techniques and processes relevant to engineers, incorporating project management, marketing, finance, law, quality and responsibilities of the engineer in society.

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