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Engineering Management : Meeting the Global Challenges, Second Edition.

Author: Zhanmin Zhang
Publisher: Boca Raton CRC Press, 2016. ©2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Chang, C. M.
Engineering Management : Meeting the Global Challenges, Second Edition
Boca Raton : CRC Press,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zhanmin Zhang
ISBN: 9781498730112 1498730116
OCLC Number: 1058501562
Notes: "9 Engineers as Managers/Leaders".
Description: 1 online resource (657 pages)
Contents: "Cover" --
"Half Title" --
"Title Page" --
"Copyright Page" --
"Dedication" --
"Table of Contents" --
"Preface to the Second Edition" --
"Preface to the First Edition" --
"Acknowledgments" --
"Author" --
"1 Introduction to Management Challenges for Engineers" --
"1.1 Introduction" --
"1.2 Definitions" --
"1.2.1 Management Responsibilities" --
"1.2.2 Type of Work" --
"1.2.3 Chain of Command" --
"1.2.4 Principle of Unity of Command" --
"1.2.5 Efficiency" --
"1.2.6 Effectiveness" --
"1.2.7 Strategic and Operational (Tactical) Decisions" --
"1.3 Employment Trend in Industries" --
"1.3.1 Products versus Services" --
"1.3.2 Major Sectors in Industry" --
"1.4 STEM Professionals as Effective Technical Contributors" --
"1.4.1 Types of Work Done by Technical Contributors" --
"1.4.2 Interaction and Collaboration with Others" --
"1.4.3 Value-Adding Opportunities" --
"1.5 Management and Leadership" --
"1.5.1 Readying Engineers to Accept Managerial Responsibilities" --
"1.5.2 Characteristics of an Effective Engineering Manager" --
"1.5.3 Resources Controlled by an Engineering Manager" --
"1.5.4 Nature of Work by Engineering Managers" --
"1.6 Becoming Effective Managers in the New Millennium" --
"1.7 Conclusions" --
"References" --
"Section I The Functions of Engineering Management" --
"2 Planning" --
"2.1 Introduction" --
"2.2 Types of Planning" --
"2.2.1 Strategic Planning" --
"2.2.2 Operational Planning" --
"2.3 Who Should Do the Planning?" --
"2.4 Inexact Nature of Strategic Planning" --
"2.4.1 Methods Used to Plan Strategically" --
"2.4.2 Technique to Gain Strategic Insights" --
"2.5 Planning Roles of Engineering Managers" --
"2.5.1 Time Management" --
"2.5.2 Projects and Programs" --
"2.5.3 Corporate Know-How" --
"2.5.4 Proactive Tasks" --
"2.6 Tools for Planning" --
"2.6.1 Market Research" --
"2.6.2 SWOT Analysis". "4.4.1 Rational Decision-Making Processes" --
"4.4.2 Specific Rational Decision Analysis Tool" --
"4.4.3 Additional Support Tools for Decision-Making" --
"4.4.4 Decision-Making by Gut Instinct" --
"4.4.5 Decision-Making in Teams" --
"4.5 Communicating" --
"4.5.1 Asking" --
"4.5.2 Telling" --
"4.5.3 Listening" --
"4.5.4 Writing" --
"4.5.5 Understanding" --
"4.6 Motivating" --
"4.6.1 Methods of Motivation" --
"4.6.2 Specific Techniques to Enhance Motivation" --
"4.6.3 Innovative Strategies of Worker Motivation" --
"4.7 Selecting Engineering Employees" --
"4.7.1 Selection Process" --
"4.7.2 Soft Skills" --
"4.7.3 Character" --
"4.8 Developing People" --
"4.8.1 Employees" --
"4.8.2 Successors" --
"4.9 Special Topics on Leading" --
"4.9.1 Leading Changes" --
"4.9.2 Advice for Newly Promoted Leaders" --
"4.9.3 Guidelines for Superior Leadership" --
"4.10 Conclusion" --
"Appendices" --
"References" --
"5 Controlling" --
"5.1 Introduction" --
"5.2 Setting Performance Standards" --
"5.3 Benchmarking" --
"5.3.1 Sample Benchmarking Metrics" --
"5.3.2 Limitations of Benchmarking" --
"5.4 Measuring Performance" --
"5.5 Evaluating Performance" --
"5.6 Correcting Performance" --
"5.7 Means of Control" --
"5.8 General Comments" --
"5.9 Control of Management Time" --
"5.10 Control of Personnel" --
"5.11 Control of Business Relationships" --
"5.12 Control of Projects" --
"5.13 Control of Quality" --
"5.14 Control of Knowledge" --
"5.15 Conclusion" --
"References" --
"Section II Business Essentials for Engineering Managers" --
"6 Cost Accounting for Engineering Managers" --
"6.1 Introduction" --
"6.2 Product or Service Costing" --
"6.2.1 Cost of Goods Sold" --
"6.2.2 Traditional Method of Allocating Indirect Costs" --
"6.2.3 Activity-Based Costing" --
"6.2.4 Sequential Steps to Implementation of ABC" --
"6.2.5 Practical Tips for Performing ABC". "6.3 Application of ABC in Industry" --
"6.3.1 Application: Manufacturing Operations" --
"6.3.2 Application: Banking and Financial Services" --
"6.4 Risk Analysis and Cost Estimation Under Uncertainty" --
"6.4.1 Representation of Risks" --
"6.4.2 Project Cost Estimation by Simulation" --
"6.4.3 Examples of Input Distribution Functions" --
"6.4.4 Application: Cost Estimation of a Risky Capital Project" --
"6.4.5 Other Techniques to Account for Risks" --
"6.5 Miscellaneous Topics" --
"6.5.1 Economic Quantity of Ordering" --
"6.5.2 Simple Cost-Based Decision Models" --
"6.5.3 Project Evaluation Criteria" --
"6.6 Conclusions" --
"Appendices" --
"References" --
"7 Financial Accounting and Management for Engineering Managers" --
"7.1 Introduction" --
"7.2 Financial Accounting Principles" --
"7.2.1 Accrual Principle" --
"7.2.2 Matching" --
"7.2.3 Dual Aspects" --
"7.2.4 Full Disclosure Principle" --
"7.2.5 Conservatism" --
"7.2.6 Going Concern" --
"7.3 Key Financial Statements" --
"7.3.1 Income Statement" --
"7.3.2 Balance Sheet" --
"7.3.3 Funds Flow Statement" --
"7.3.4 Linkage between Statements" --
"7.3.5 Recognition of Key Accounting Entries" --
"7.3.6 Caution in Reading Financial Statements" --
"7.4 Fundamentals of Financial Analysis" --
"7.4.1 Performance Ratios" --
"7.4.2 Ratio Analysis" --
"7.4.3 Economic Value Added" --
"7.5 Balanced Scorecard" --
"7.6 Capital Formation" --
"7.6.1 Equity Financing" --
"7.6.2 Debt Financing" --
"7.6.3 Weighted Average Cost of Capital" --
"7.6.4 Effect of Financial Leverage" --
"7.6.5 Optimum Leverage" --
"7.7 Capital Assets Valuation" --
"7.7.1 Operations: Assets in Place" --
"7.7.1.1 Discount Cash Flow (Based on WACC)" --
"7.7.1.2 Internal Rate of Return" --
"7.7.1.3 Multipliers" --
"7.7.1.4 Monte Carlo Simulations" --
"7.7.2 Opportunities: Real Options" --
"7.7.3 Acquisitions and Joint Ventures". "7.7.3.1 Common Stock Valuation Model (Dividend Valuation Model)" --
"7.7.3.2 Dividend Growth Model" --
"7.7.3.3 Modified Earning Model" --
"7.7.3.4 Equity Cash Flows" --
"7.8 Conclusion" --
"Appendices" --
"References" --
"8 Marketing Management for Engineering Managers" --
"8.1 Introduction" --
"8.2 Function of Marketing" --
"8.2.1 Sales versus Marketing" --
"8.2.2 Marketing Process" --
"8.2.3 Key Elements in Marketing" --
"8.2.4 Marketing Mix" --
"8.3 Market Forecast: Four-Step Process" --
"8.4 Market Segmentation" --
"8.5 Product/Service Strategy" --
"8.5.1 Product/Service Positioning" --
"8.5.2 Product/Service Life Cycles" --
"8.5.3 Product Portfolio" --
"8.5.4 Company Brands" --
"8.5.5 Engineering Contributions to Product and Brand Strategy" --
"8.6 Pricing Strategy" --
"8.6.1 Skimming and Penetration Strategies" --
"8.6.2 Factors Affecting Price" --
"8.6.3 Pricing Methods" --
"8.6.4 Pricing and Psychology of Consumption" --
"8.7 Marketing Communication (Promotion)" --
"8.7.1 Communication Process" --
"8.7.2 Promotion Strategy" --
"8.7.3 Internet-Enabled Communications Options" --
"8.8 Distribution (Placement) Strategy" --
"8.8.1 Types of Distribution" --
"8.8.2 Organizational Structures" --
"8.8.3 Impact of E-Commerce on Distribution" --
"8.9 Physical Evidence" --
"8.10 Process Design" --
"8.11 People" --
"8.12 Customers" --
"8.12.1 Customer Focus" --
"8.12.2 Customer Acquisition in Business Markets" --
"8.12.3 Moments of Truth in Customer Service" --
"8.12.4 Customer Interactions and Loyalty" --
"8.12.5 Customer Feedback" --
"8.13 Other Factors Affecting Marketing Success" --
"8.13.1 Alliances and Partnerships" --
"8.13.2 Organizational Effectiveness" --
"8.13.3 Chasm for Marketing HT Industrial Products" --
"8.14 Conclusion" --
"Appendices" --
"References" --
"Section III Engineering Leadership in the New Millennium".

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