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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 5 • Oct. 1994

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  • Gaining the UK's competitive advantage through foresight

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):197 - 199
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    150 years ago the UK was the industrial engine of the world. Even 100 years ago this lead was slipping away to countries like Germany and the USA. During the next 50 years the whole of Europe will be matched in industrial output by countries like China. The UK, then, is already only part of a continent which itself will be matched by others. Here, the author discusses how the UK, as a nation, can ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers to Japan-de-mystifying the Orient

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):203 - 206
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    First launched in 1991, the Engineers to Japan scheme is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry. The author describes this management training scheme, under which, sponsorship is provided for an engineer to work with a 'host' company in Japan for between six months and one year. Examples of the scheme in the electric utility field are al... View full abstract»

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  • Rising to the challenge-the changing face of Nuclear Electric

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):207 - 211
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    Nuclear power was hurriedly with drawn from the UK electricity supply industry privatisation programme in 1989. The Government's decision to do so was because of the industry's poor track record and the apparently crippling liabilities for decommissioning and waste management that arose from the previous 30 years of operation under the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB). Here, the author ... View full abstract»

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  • Task estimating: completion time versus team size

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):212 - 218
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    A careful estimate of a certain task indicated that it could be completed by four engineers in six months, so the completion effort was twenty-four engineer-months. It is logical to assume therefore that six engineers will complete the task in four months, and eight engineers in three months. The author shows that this assumption is wrong, and offers a reason as to why this is so. The article show... View full abstract»

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  • Factors influencing the relative industrial performance of Japan, Germany, USA and UK. III. The changing scene and conclusions

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):219 - 222
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    This is the last of a series of three articles in which the author explores some of the underlying factors which have continued to influence competitive performance. Social cohesion has been significant factor in the post-war success of Germany and Japan. It has deep roots in Japan, perhaps less so in Germany, but it has been sufficiently embedded there, after the destructive effects of two world ... View full abstract»

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  • Risk analysis for business decisions: Part 2

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):223 - 230
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    In the first part of this article, the techniques for decision making at the start of a venture were discussed. Once the project is underway, more decisions have to be made under conditions of uncertainty; a variety of specialist techniques have come about and more are continuing to evolve to help the manager with some of the more common problems. Here, the author discusses the use of risk analysi... View full abstract»

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  • Defence research: duel use or dual use technology?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):231 - 242
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    Changes in world order coupled with rapid developments in technology have encouraged many Governments to examine the relationship between defence research and civil applications. A traditional view is that defence research creates advanced technology which may subsequently spin-off for civil use. The address argues that this represents a one-sided view of the current scene. Many technologies relev... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic databases: a legal perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):243 - 248
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    This article examines some of the legal issues surrounding electronic databases. Although the creator of a database needs to take care in compiling and exploiting it, the law does provide quite extensive protection. This article outlines some of the more important issues, although there are others which should not be overlooked. Legal rights are determined by national legislation and vary from cou... View full abstract»

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