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IEE Proceedings A - Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews

Issue 9 • December 1980

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  • Strategic management of engineering based industries

    Publication Year: 1980
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  • What is the `state of the art ¿

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):586 - 587
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  • British business schools

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):588 - 590
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    The evolution of business schools in the UK is reviewed: three relationships exist: with the schools students, with their employers, and with on-going research to provide broader insights into the processes of management. Activities range from the comprehensive two-year multidisciplinary MBA Course, through those of shorter periods or part-time, to specialist modules in such fields as personnel ma... View full abstract»

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  • Outline of the philosophy of management that is effective in Philips

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):591 - 593
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    The main objectives of an international group are outlined, for operations in the market sector of light electrical and electronic products. They include adequate return on capital, stability of employment, harmony with local cultural patterns, and technical excellence achieved by high and continuous investment in technology and research. Management development is important and is now wider-rangin... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering effective management

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):594 - 599
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    Within the British Airports Authority professional engineers are likely to occupy posts at director and top management level. This paper describes how in BAA engineers are helped to develop the necessary personal qualities and expertise to enable the specialist to become an executive engineer and effective manager. View full abstract»

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  • Plessey's evolving management philosophy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):600 - 603
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    The paper is a brief case study of the transition of a long-established business from `manufacturing company¿¿ to `marketing company¿¿, accompanied by improvements in productivityand profitability. The earlier bureaucratic pyramid structure is replaced with a `parent and subsidiary¿¿ relationship of trading companies, linked to expansion internationally. The change in philosophy had a dramatic eff... View full abstract»

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  • Management communications: the STC approach

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):604 - 606
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    Communications amongst managers is as important as communications between management and shop floor. STC has developed a dynamic two-way system of communications involving all levels of management as well as the shop floor and this paper describes the way in which this has been achieved. View full abstract»

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  • Converting engineers into managers: a system

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):607 - 609
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    Management development must be a long term programme. By careful assessment of people and their skill it is possible to determine a potential level to which an individual might be expected to rise. The needs of the potential job and the individual's skills and performance are compared and it is decided what job he needs to do in order to acquire the experience and managerial skill that he is lacki... View full abstract»

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  • The engineer: the challenge of the market place

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):610 - 613
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    The paper considers the growing public awareness of the significance of the manufacturing industries and the result this can have on the esteem in which engineers are held. Tube Investments Ltd. is facing up to the problem of retaining the best brains in British industries through a management philosophy that gives adequate scope for essential research and the development of engineers' careers by ... View full abstract»

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  • Management philosophy of a holding company

    Publication Year: 1980
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    A brief description of the management philosophy of Thomas Tilling Ltd. is given. Functional specialists with general management potential are identified at an early stage in their careers. They then follow programmes comprising the usual training, line experience and responsibility with external training in specialised and general management functions and techniques as appropriate. View full abstract»

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  • Developing managers in a service industry

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):615 - 619
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    In the world's largest international air carrier, there was a need to unify and harmonise the premerger management philosophies and practices of BOAC and BEA, this in the unstable business environment of the last decade. The unified organisation structure was introduced in 1977, and is proving its value. Clear objectives have been defined, for example the corporate employment strategy. Effective t... View full abstract»

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  • Management of the engineering function

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):620 - 624
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    The Independent Broadcasting Authority is a body with a number of different yet interrelated functions. This paper is an account of the IBA organisation and practice in each of the main engineering areas in which the Authority has statuatory responsibility. During a period of great technological change a programme of retraining combined with good communications between management and engineers has... View full abstract»

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  • Management of research in the Central Electricity Generating Board

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):625 - 628
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    The main research objectives of the CEGB are support of the Board's existing plant, development work connected with future plant and the environmental consequences of the activities of the Board. The future possibilities for generation and transmission of electricity are also investigated. In 1979/80 the CEGB spent ¿¿64 million on research and development. The organisation and planning involved ar... View full abstract»

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  • How engineers become managers: the experience of the NCB

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):629 - 635
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    One of the strengths of the coal industry is that a large proportion of its managers are engineers. This paper describes the way in which the National Coal Board has met the challenge of grafting management skills onto engineers. Young graduates attend a well-established training scheme for up to two years and within five years of completing this they may attend management courses at various level... View full abstract»

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  • Managing for low growth

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):636 - 638
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    This paper discusses the ways in which general principles affecting the management approach to a change from high to low growth are being applied within the Central Electricity Generating Board's organisation. View full abstract»

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  • The management challenge in the British Post Office

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):639 - 644
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    The British Post Office, which is the country's biggest business, operating constantly in the public eye, is still growing fast as it begins to undergo further radical changes in readiness for the formal establishment of a separate telecommunications authority, leaving responsibility for Postal and National Girobank services with the present corporation. The scale and diversity of Post Office acti... View full abstract»

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