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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1993

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  • Can Britain live by job importation alone? The case for R&D

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):244 - 250
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    The author analyses the direct link between research and development and the long-term economic survival and growth of an organisation, and even the country in which it operates. The conclusion is that the UK cannot replace indigenously owned manufacturing industry by service industries or even foreign-owned manufacturing lines. Local R&D based manufacturing is essential to the wellbeing of 'UK Lt... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring marketing performance

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):255 - 258
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    Recent surveys have determined that 70% of UK companies admit to being poor at marketing. In the USA, Germany and Japan marketing is recognised by most Chief Executives as the single most important aspect of their management. To be successful, a company must change to meet changing customer demands faster and more efficiently than its competitors. Marketing is the management process which should e... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting structures for talent development in Japan. . .foundations for better understanding

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):259 - 262
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    This article outlines some of the background conditions to the development of talent in Japan. Consideration of the subject is incomplete without first comprehending the context, which is distinctly different from the UK. The article provides a basic platform of understanding on which further studies can be built in relation to the nature of the development of engineers in Japan.<> View full abstract»

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  • Training and innovation: the Japanese way

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):263 - 268
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    The assertion that Japan's competitive strength in manufacturing is due to her numerical superiority in engineers has been widespread in Britain in recent years. It has been repeatedly argued that the economic performance of British manufacturing has been impaired by the shortage of engineers. This article argues that the real source of competitive strength of Japanese industry lies in the way in ... View full abstract»

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  • The path to successful empowerment

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):271 - 277
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    Organisational change is a necessity, and creating a business that can respond rapidly but also anticipate accurately, demands new or transformed ways of operating. Here, the author argues that today, organisations which desire leadership and sustainable long-term success need to understand the challenges they face, especially with regard to the maximisation of their people resources.<> View full abstract»

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  • A factor in your future

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):278 - 280
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Since the UK economy turned from growth to recession at the end of the 1980s, the subject of cash flow management has come under even closer scrutiny. Bankers continue to support companies in whose financial management they believe, but others have found that some traditional financial options are no longer available. Here, the author describes how, whilst it will not shore up a company on the bri... View full abstract»

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  • A unified classification of manufacturing strategies and design processes

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):281 - 286
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    This article categorises manufacturing strategy design processes and presents the characteristics of resulting strategies. This work will therefore assist practitioners to appreciate the implications of planning activities. The article presents a framework for classifying manufacturing strategy processes and the resulting strategies. Each process and respective strategy is then considered in detai... 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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