Author Acosta, Carlos
Title Global Engineering : Design, Decision Making, and Communication
Imprint Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
©2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (258 pages)
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Series Systems Innovation Book Ser
Systems Innovation Book Ser
Note Front cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Section I: Theory, Models, Decision Tools -- Chapter 1. Engineering in a Global Age -- Chapter 2. A Global Engineering Model -- Chapter 3. Decision Making in Global Projects -- Section II: Case Studies: Cultural Emphasis -- Chapter 4. MEPO Manages Culture -- Chapter 5. USAHP Confronts Mexico's Subcultures -- Chapter 6. Implementing a Global Engineering Perspective -- Section III: Case Studies: Engineering Predominance -- Chapter 7. SmartDrill Stays Home -- Chapter 8. Do What You're Told, and Don't Confuse Me with Facts -- Chapter 9. The Wisdom of Getting Everyone Invloved: Communication and (Un)coordination at HOCH -- Section IV: Case Studies: Applying Concepts -- Chapter 10. Technical Consulting and Organizational Recovery at CHips -- Chapter 11. Bucket Brigades Work, but Why? -- Index -- Back cover
As the world becomes increasingly globalized, today's companies expect to hire engineers who are effective in a global business environment. Although you can find many books covering globalization, most of them are aimed at business, management, or social sciences. Developed with engineers in mind, Global Engineering: Design, Decision Making, and Communication covers the theory, models, and decision making tools for incorporating globalization into engineering work. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts in industrial, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering and organizational communications, this book is a primer on how to improve designs, make better decisions, and communicate more effectively in an international working environment. The contents of the book reflect the authors' multidisciplinary perspective and their experience in working on projects around the world. The book presents globalization as a phenomenon affecting the way companies operate and their engineering functions. It uses a case study format based on system improvement projects and real industrial projects, ranging from design to supply chain and logistics problems. This case study format allows for a natural presentation of critical technical and non-technical concepts and their complex interactions. The challenge that engineers face in a global environment results from the need to be aware of interdependencies and to be able to determine which ones are most important in each situation. Unique in its focus on engineering, this book provides a framework for how to better design, make decisions, and communicate in the new era of global competition
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Acosta, Carlos Global Engineering : Design, Decision Making, and Communication Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9781439811559
Subject Engineering.;Engineering -- International cooperation.;Engineering -- Decision making.;International business enterprises -- Management
Electronic books
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