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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1994

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  • Total quality management and BS5750. The souring taste of this flavour of the month?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):53 - 60
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    This article examines total quality management and looks at where Quality Management System British Standard 5750 fits within TQM. BS5750 (Part 1, 1987) is then explained in theory and practice. Misconceptions regarding the standard are exposed, and the benefits explained. The article is aimed at all engineers, as putting quality into the product is the responsibility of every employee.<> View full abstract»

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  • MBA-menopausal brain activity?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):65 - 70
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    In this article, the author describes his personal experiences in both contemplating and tackling an MBA in mid-career. He takes a sideways look, to try to discover the 'buried treasure' behind those three initials-revered or ridiculed depending on one's standpoint-and commends the view to others.<> View full abstract»

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  • A structure for technological innovation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):71 - 77
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    Technological innovation starts with pure research and ends with product design. It is commonly called 'research and development', or just 'R&D'. This jargon obscures a relatively complex process which is not widely understood and, consequently, R&D is frequently mismanaged. The article describes a structure for technological innovation which provides a basis for its proper management.<> View full abstract»

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  • Adopting a new competitive discipline for today's competitive times

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):78 - 80
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    Competition can lead to extinction these days-airlines, banking, chemicals are just some of the examples. However, there is the potential for an enormous explosion of a new European competitive discipline emerging from the economic crucible in which industry has been immersed over the past decade. This discipline reintroduces in the European workplace what the management practices of the 1970s and... View full abstract»

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  • World class systems engineering

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):81 - 88
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    It is one thing to draw diagrams of idealised organisations, quite another to make them work. This article presents a multi-layered view of systems engineering which offers a seed around which understanding can grow particularly for those who can see the whole concept, rather than those who prefer to concentrate solely on their individual part.<> View full abstract»

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  • What are the determinants of successful leadership style?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):89 - 94
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    The author suggests that a successful leader is highly sensitive to the forces which impinge on him; he accurately understands himself, his followers and the impinging environment. He is capable of being flexible; if direction is required he can direct, if participative freedom is called for he is able to provide and support it. Thus the successful manager of people can be primarily characterised ... 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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