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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439811559
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2009
  • Series: Industrial Innovation Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I

Engineering in a Global Age

Engineeering, Change, and Resistance

Conclusion

Review and Study Questions

Notes

A Global Engineering Model

The Global Organization Layer

The Operational Layer

The Context Layer

Complicating the Concept of National Cultures

Conclusion

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Decision Making in Global Projects

Introduction

Analytical Hierarchical Process

Application Example: Decision Making under Certainty Using AHP

Integrating GEM and AHP

Data Gathering

Example: MexPlast Goes Global

Conclusions

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Section II

MEPO Manages Culture

French and Mexican Culture: The Best of Both Worlds?

The Facts of the Case

Interpretation

Conclusions

Review and Study Questions

Notes

USAHP Confronts Mexico’s Subcultures

U.S. and Mexican Cultures: So Close, and Yet So Far

The Facts of the Case

Interpretation

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Implementing a Global Engineering Perspective

Internationalization of Automobile Production

Localization Influence Factors

A Case Study in Global Automotive Engineering: The German-Mexican Partnership

Conclusion

Review and Study

Notes

Section III

SmartDrill Stays Home

Culture, Communication, and Decision Making

The Facts of the Case

Interpretation

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Do What You’re Told, and Don’t Confuse Me with Facts

Cultures, Decision Making, and Organizational Learning

The Facts of the Case

A Year Later

Interpretation

Review and Study Questions

Appendix

Notes

The Wisdom of Getting Everyone Involved: Communication and (Un)coordination at HOCH

Long Histories, Different Cultures

Interpretation

Postscript on Life in Network Organizations

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Section IV

Technical Consulting and Organizational Recovery at Chips

The Paradox of Cross-National Operations

The Facts of the Case

Interpretation

Review and Study Questions

Notes

Bucket Brigades Work, but Why?

The Facts of the Case

Review and Study Questions

Appendix

Notes

Index

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