This edition of management for engineers, technologists and scientists is an introductory level management textbook written specifically for those working in an engineering discipline - it will be a tool for the existing or aspirant technical manager.
This edition of management for engineers, technologists and scientists is an introductory level management textbook written specifically for those working in an engineering discipline - it will be a tool for the existing or aspirant technical manager. The text introduces the reader to management and related issues, which are essential when dealing with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants and managers, either inside or outside of an organisation. This edition has been substantially revised and includes an all-new chapter on environmental management and sustainable development, as well as additional information vital to those working in small and medium-sized enterprises. Topics covered include - the business environment and strategic management; human resource management; managing labour relations; marketing; law of contract; production and operations management; introduction to safety management; principles of project management; managing technology and knowledge; accounting, economics and financial management basics; entrepreneurship. The Deuteronics C Tutor software for financial management included with this text gives the reader the option of practising various exercises and may be used by lecturers to generate assessment and examination papers.
Table of contents
The Environment in which Technical People Work; Principles of General Management; Human Resource Management; The Impact of Employment Relations & Labour Legislation on an Organisation; Managing People & Teams; Engineering Contracts & Law; Operations Management; Total Quality Management; An Introduction to Safety Management; Maintenance Management; Marketing for Technical People; The Engineer, User of Information & Communication Systems; Principles of Project Management; Introduction to Accounting, Economics, Financial Management & Budgeting; Cost Estimating, Cost Engineering & Cost Management; Introduction to Time Value of Money & Project Selection; Business & Technology Strategy; Managing Technology & Innovation; An Overview of Environmental Management & Sustainable Development; Entrepreneurship; Index.
W. P. Nel is a senior lecturer at the school of engineering in Unisa, South Africa, in the areas of engineering and technology management, fuel-cell technology, and systems and mining engineering.
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