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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 1995

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  • Securing venture capital: effective approaches and appropriate sources

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):185 - 189
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    There can be few aspects of life more fraught, for the business proprietor, with frustration and the risk of disillusion than trying to raise capital. This article tries to shed light on the essential strategy and actions for securing venture capital, and thus illuminate the path to appropriate sources through effective approaches.<> View full abstract»

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  • The venture capital alternative

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):181 - 184
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    Despite signs of some green shoots of recovery, particularly in export markets, there are still some uncertain times ahead for engineering and manufacturing businesses in the UK. Sluggish sales have not only focused attention on the need to contain costs in recent years, but are also a hindrance to many companies' ability to trade their way back into profit. The author describes how the basic prob... View full abstract»

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  • The city, innovation, and R&D

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):175 - 180
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    This article argues that short-term pressures, to which R&D people in industry undoubtedly feel themselves to be subject, often originate within the company. While the UK system does not encourage long-term thinking, it does not prevent it, and companies should do more to demonstrate that their long-term investments are paying off.<> View full abstract»

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  • Proof of designed reliability

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):169 - 174
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    The generation of the designer's brief underlies the management of design and goes far beyond marketing to define the product. Here, the author argues that if the manager is to set up the network of activities that contribute to a successful design, he must have a specification that details the required life and working environment of the product, a knowledge of the testing required and the test e... View full abstract»

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  • A 21st century structure for telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):159 - 168
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    The Bangemann Report 'Europe and the Information Society' recommends member states of the EU to accelerate liberalisation by '...opening up to competition infrastructures and services still in the monopoly area'. Here, the authors describes the debate now taking place around the Green Paper subsequently issued by the Commission on alternative infrastructure which provides an important opportunity ... View full abstract»

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  • Partnership sourcing-love match or shotgun wedding?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):148 - 152
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    The concept of developing a long-term close business relationship between customer and supplier can-and does-raise deep suspicions. Here, the author describes how, fired with true missionary zeal, Partnership Sourcing Ltd., an independent body backed jointly by the CBI and the Department of Trade and Industry, has been operating successfully over the past five years to promote the benefits of its ... 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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