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Issue 4 • Date June 1982

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  • Introduction to special issue

    Publication Year: 1982
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  • Editorial 1: Engineering or management?

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 206 - 207
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  • Editorial 2: Finding out about business schools

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 207 - 208
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  • How a business school works with industry

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 209 - 212
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    Management is a practical art, and like other practical arts, such as engineering, it can best be learned through a combination of systematic education and practical experience. This implies the need for partnership between business schools and industry. Such a partnership may result in the development of publicly available programmes, such as a postexperience M.B.A. It may also take the form of i... View full abstract»

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  • University courses combining engineering with management

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 213 - 218
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    The paper reviews the various courses offered by universities which combine engineering with management/business studies in various proportions, according to their objectives, and at the three levels of undergraduate, postgraduate and postexperience. A Section on research and research training is included since the interaction between research and teaching is no less vital in this than in more est... View full abstract»

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  • Management development. A theory and practice sandwich at Henley

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 219 - 223
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    It is still unusual for employers to use business schools for the management training of professional engineers, `on-the-job¿¿ experience being the traditional approach. There should be proper emphasis on the correct development of management skills of engineers. A balanced programme of theory and practice has been shown to be very successful at Henley, The Management College. Henley's Master of B... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided production management

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 224 - 229
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    The paper suggests that business schools have not taken enough notice of developments in production management which may have a major impact on business management. The paper reviews work being done in the field of computer-aided production, both in general and in the Department of Production Management & Manufacturing Technology at the University of Strathclyde in particular. The work deals w... View full abstract»

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  • Simple diagnostic tool for improving control of manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 230 - 236
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    The paper attempts to distil the principles of control theory into a form which is useful to managers and information-system designers. It develops a simple model, applicable to most companies, based on the four essential elements (aim, plan, action and feedback) and three levels (strategic, tactical and operational) of control. Applications of the model as an analytical tool are illustrated with ... View full abstract»

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  • Socioeconomic significance of microelectronics

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 237 - 243
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    Throughout history technology has been a powerful force for economic and social change. For much of the time this change is evolutionaiy but occasionally a technological development brings about a major reshaping of society, e.g. the printing press or steam engine. Are we currently living through such a period? The paper examines the present state of technological development, and concludes that w... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of the new microprocessors on management structures

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 244 - 250
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    The pace of technical innovation is accelerating, and will have significant effects on organisational structure and management. Changes take time to implement, and top management must not be overtaken by events through lack of foresight. This is primarily a revolution in the economics of data processing, and examples are given of the diverging trends, e.g. between the costs of hardware and softwar... View full abstract»

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  • Politics, economics and the international steel industry

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 251 - 260
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    The international steel industry has worked itself into a state of perpetual crisis, wherein politics rather than economics is becoming important as the determinant of global production and trade relationships, and political decisions are replacing market decisions in determining the location of production. The peculiarities of the industry, together with increasing national concern for problems o... View full abstract»

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  • Book review: Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future

    Publication Year: 1982
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  • Book review: Conditions of Work and Quality of Working Life¿a Directory of Institutions

    Publication Year: 1982
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  • Exchange-rate fluctuations and transaction exposure in the multinational corporation

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 261 - 264
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    Exchange-rate fluctuations can cause variations in the economic value of a firm conducting business in more than one currency. The paper examines the problem in a mean-variance framework. Strategies are derived for the preferred instrument of exchange-rate exposure management and the optimal degree of maintained exposure. View full abstract»

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  • Corporate planning and the engineer

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 265 - 268
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    The concepts of corporate planning are explored and the emphasis is placed on the possibility of achieving a rational systematic method of management. The mechanism of corporate planning can be described as a feedback ioop between the setting of objectives and the monitoring of performance, with several intermediate stages. Corporate planning is essentially a philosophy of change, indeed the intro... View full abstract»

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  • Approaches to achieving cost effectiveness

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 269 - 273
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    The various ways in which the term cost effective is used are considered. It is argued that any cost effectiveness study must start with an attempt to define objectives and ways in which the degree of attainment can be measured. Then various ways of establishing the relative importance of objectives and methods of allocating resources are considered and compared. It is concluded that although tech... View full abstract»

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  • Realism in accounting

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 274 - 284
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    The paper stresses the need for realism, and touches on the widening range of accounting tools, including transaction accounts and measurement accounts. The concept of physical flow accounts is introduced, including the aspects of energy and manpower accounting. The periodicity of various physical events is reviewed, and the desirability of accounting statements reflecting longer periods than a si... View full abstract»

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