Value Creation through Engineering Excellence

Building Global Network Capabilities

Editors: Zhang, Yufeng, Gregory, Mike (Eds.)

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  • Provides coverage on new technologies and leading best practices
  • Updates the traditional disciplines of engineering and operations management by addressing challenges and opportunities in building global network capabilities
  • Includes latest methodologies and technologies to support innovation and optimisation in complex global engineering networks
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About this book

This book provides a systematic framework for effectively creating value through engineering in global business networks, and contributes to an increasingly important branch of engineering operations. By updating the traditional disciplines of engineering and operations management and addressing challenges and opportunities in building global network capabilities, this study offers a contemporary guide for developing effective industrial policies to enhance the global competitiveness of engineering sectors, which will be extremely useful to engineering companies and policy-makers. Themes discussed include main trends and driving forces, state-of-the-art knowledge in relevant subject areas, new technologies and leading practice. This timely book will help researchers, managers and students to gain an overall understanding of the pioneering research occurring in this field and it will enable companies to benefit from global engineering networks.

About the authors

Yufeng Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the Business School of the University of Birmingham, UK. He had an earlier industrial career with responsibilities for project management and new business development, and continues to work very closely with industry. He has researched and published in the areas of engineering management, network operations, international manufacturing, technology management and innovation.
Mike Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department., UK. He chairs the UK Manufacturing Professors Forum, co-chairs the Manufacturing Advisory Group of the UK Government's Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), and is a member of the supervisory board of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Mike is a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, where he is a trustee.

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“Given the ever increasing complexity of the modern globalised economy, High Value Engineering has never been more important in ensuring we meet the future challenges of our hi-tech society. The authors compile the current state-of-the-art thinking in this field, not only providing a valuable reference, but also stimulating debate.” (Chris Hankinson, Chief Engineer, ATKINS)

“High Value Engineering is an important concept for companies wanting to maintain their competitiveness in an increasingly globalised economy. This book’s focus on connections between Europe and China provides a reflection on how engineering has now become a borderless activity for multinational businesses. It is recommended reading for anyone who is interested in what international trade really means within the context of modern production industries.” (David Bennett, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology)

“This pioneering book demonstrates the economic and social importance of High Value Engineering in different industrial settings. Its expert contributors provide valuable new insights into the challenges of integrating and optimising the process of engineering value-creation through global value chains and networks.” (John Child, Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-9

    Zhang, Yufeng (et al.)

  • Engineering and Technology Management

    Pages 11-48

    Zhou, Yuan (et al.)

  • International Manufacturing and Engineering

    Pages 49-74

    Shi, Yongjiang (et al.)

  • Engineering Services: Unpacking Value Exchange

    Pages 75-96

    Urmetzer, Florian (et al.)

  • Engineering Design and Innovation in a Global Context

    Pages 99-127

    Taylor, Dr. Thomas P. (et al.)

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Hardcover £139.99
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Softcover £99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Value Creation through Engineering Excellence
Book Subtitle
Building Global Network Capabilities
Editors
  • Yufeng Zhang
  • Mike Gregory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56336-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56336-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56335-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85888-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 375
Number of Illustrations
73 b/w illustrations
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