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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2002

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  • Getting the bugs out [Volkswagen in America]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 5 - 7
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    In this paper, the author examines how the the legendary Volkswagen Beetle achieved huge success and then bitter failure in the USA. He questions whether it was first-class arrogance in the face of rare achievement? Or an assumption often made by would-be exporters that if something works well in domestic markets it can safely be transplanted overseas?. View full abstract»

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  • Value added consultancy

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 15 - 24
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    The author argues that the value to a client of using a consultant in their team can only really be quantified at the conclusion of a project, when all things are considered and the final deliverable begins to show some tangible benefits. View full abstract»

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  • A piston revolution [internal combustion engines]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 25 - 30
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    Basic piston engine technology has hardly altered throughout the 20th Century, but with the new millennium it might be time to consider some radical improvements. In this paper, the author describes how a British invention could just be the answer to both improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. View full abstract»

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  • Vision culture [business management]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 31 - 39
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    Many businesses and institutions are facing unprecedented demand and supply pressures. In this paper, the author argues that organisations need to develop a culture which is well matched to these pressures. View full abstract»

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  • The ADR olive branch [alternative dispute resolution]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 40 - 42
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    The authors describe how, according to a recent report published by the UK National Audit Office, Government expenditure on legal advice from external firms should be cut by 10%. They clearly think that there is room for cost saving steps to be taken and alternative dispute resolution fits the bill. View full abstract»

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  • Cartels-riches and rewards

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 43 - 48
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    The EU and UK Competition Rules prohibit restrictive agreements such as cartels and resale price maintenance and abuses of market power. The EU rules are set out in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty of Rome. In addition, those operating in the UK are also subject to UK competition law, which is very similar to the EU rules, and is contained in the Competition Act 1998. Examples are given describing cartels in several industries and the punishments imposed upon the companies involved. View full abstract»

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  • A commentary on recent news trends

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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