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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2001

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  • Everyone a global communicator

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):234 - 236
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  • I must, I must...some New Year's resolutions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):237 - 240
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    Professional engineers focus on technical excellence. Achieving improved performance here can be a challenge, to put it mildly: enhancements that are measured in nanoseconds or millimicrons are not the stuff of New Year's resolutions, they're fundamental to the engineering mindset. The ideas given here are more akin to refusing second helpings or running upstairs instead of taking the lift-the sma... View full abstract»

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  • Were you born to lead?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):247 - 248
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    As engineers go through their lives they are increasingly called upon to act in a management role. That requires a particular skill set. Some end up as leaders which requires a different skill set. It's important to distinguish between management and leadership. A simple contrasting definition helps: 'managers do things right, leaders do the right thing'. In other words, a leader knows what's best... View full abstract»

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  • Leadership training

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):249 - 255
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    The theories and practices developed within military training establishments are equally applicable to any group, large or small, for which leadership is required rather than management. Once leadership is fully understood, the 'great man' and 'conventional wisdom' theories can be used to develop a leadership-training scheme. The key to any leadership training scheme is the development of the inhe... View full abstract»

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  • Design and development and exclusions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):256 - 262
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    Organisations that seek accredited certification to the quality management systems standard ISO 9001: 2000, or transfer to the new edition of the standard from the 1994 version, can exclude any part of sub-clause 7, provided such exclusions can be justified. Exclusions can be easily justified in some cases, but others, such as sub-clause 7.3, 'design and development', are sometimes more difficult ... View full abstract»

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  • Writing for Engineering Management Journal

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):263 - 268
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    What is the Editorial Advisory Panel of Engineering Management Journal looking for in contributions? If you are a reader you are also a potential writer of articles for the Journal. What follows is guidance on what the Panel is seeking and on a process to follow to be efficient in your writing. Our intention is to motivate you to put pen to paper and to write. With a title as broad as Engineering ... View full abstract»

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  • A code of ethics-the Australasian experience

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):269 - 274
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    There is increasing discussion worldwide of the ethical responsibilities of professional engineers. In some countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the engineering institutions have already responded by introducing codes of ethics for the guidance of members. This article discusses the Australasian perspective on the status and responsibilities of professional engineers. View full abstract»

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  • Patent protection for business methods

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):275 - 280
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    Is it possible to define business methods let alone regard them as patentable items of intellectual property? This article argues that companies with valuable business method ideas should consider patenting those ideas. This article reviews the definitions of business methods and attempts a categorisation of examples of business method inventions, with a view to raising awareness of which features... 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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Dickon Ross
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