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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 3 • Date Jun 1993

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  • The shortcomings of British metrication

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 135 - 140
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    The author looks at the British conversion to the metric system (or `metrification' as some prefer), which has been in progress for a generation. He became involved with the conversion to the metric system from the senior management view within the engineering industry, but now looks back with a sense of failure despite the fact that engineering supported the metric system. He details how the position now is that only a few countries are not fully metric. This includes Britain and the United States View full abstract»

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  • Staff development [management]

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 125 - 131
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    People are essential to the achievement of any human endeavour and management is the art of getting things done through people. Here, the author argues that a company's greatest asset is its personnel, and no effort should be considered too great to encourage their maximum potential View full abstract»

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  • Building the right management base

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 100 - 104
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    The author presents an argument which states that to produce successful managers in today's society, Britain needs to broaden its education to include management training alongside training in engineering etc. In other words, if you want to be a manager in the future you need a good broad-based schooling with Arts and Sciences, with built-in economics, communication skills etc. in engineering degrees so that once you get to the job you are in a position both to interact with people, and to introduce and adapt to change via a formal management training programme View full abstract»

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  • Engineering employment

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 113 - 118
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    There is no doubt that unemployment has become an issue of international political concern and a spectre which haunts the home and workplace of people throughout the industrial world. Here, the author describes how he believes that the engineering industry can play a part towards securing full employment by: working to enlarge the manufacturing sector of the UK economy; firmly holding down salaries and wages at all levels in the industry within a national wages and prices policy; and striving for a new understanding of the place of work in UK society and within Europe View full abstract»

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  • Invention, innovation and the spirit of enterprise

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 119 - 124
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    Here, a Past-President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers traces the history of Britain's industrial decline. He argues that only by identifying factors which the UK needs to address can there be any reasonable hope of the start of a sustained recovery View full abstract»

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  • Negligent? Who? Me? [engineering management legislation]

    Publication Year: 1993 , Page(s): 109 - 111
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    In a recession, engineers are often tempted to undertake contracts that contain difficult clauses. Here, the author warns the engineer to be wary; if they agree to a term that they probably can't satisfy then the threat of a negligence action will immediately loom over them 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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