The Technology Management Handbook / Edition 1

The Technology Management Handbook / Edition 1

by Richard C. Dorf
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0849385776

ISBN-13: 9780849385773

Pub. Date: 07/27/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

If you are not already in a management position, chances are you soon will be. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the fastest growing areas of employment for engineers are in engineering/science management. With over 200 contributing authors, The Technology Management Handbook informs and assists the more than 1.5 million engineering managers in the practice of

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If you are not already in a management position, chances are you soon will be. According to the Bureau of Statistics, the fastest growing areas of employment for engineers are in engineering/science management. With over 200 contributing authors, The Technology Management Handbook informs and assists the more than 1.5 million engineering managers in the practice of technical management.

Written from the technical manager's perspective and written for technologists who are managers, The Technology Management Handbook presents in-depth information on the science and practice of management. Its comprehensive coverage encompasses the field of technology management, offering information on:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovations
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780849385773
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    07/27/1998
    Series:
    Electrical Engineering Handbook Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    1184
    Product dimensions:
    7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.70(d)

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    Table of Contents

    THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER AND THE MODERN CONTEXT
    ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES
    Characteristics of the Entrepreneur
    Barriers to Entry
    Raising Money from Private Investors
    Venture Capital
    Valuation of Technology and New Ventures
    Internal Ventures
    Technology-Driven Strategic Alliances
    Knowledge Parks and Incubators
    Spin-Off
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
    Government Policy
    U.S. Tax Policy Toward the Adoption and Creation of New Technology
    Policies for Industrial Innovation
    Research and Development Laboratories
    Deregulation of Telecommunications
    Commercialization of Public Sector Technology
    Taxation
    INNOVATION AND CHANGE
    The Evolution of Innovation
    Discontinuous Innovation
    Business Process Reengineering
    Diffusion of Innovations
    Knowledge Management
    Research and Development
    The Elusive Measures of R&D Productivity and Performance
    Technology Life Cycles
    Dominant Design
    Technology Integration
    KNOWLEDGE FOR THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
    ECONOMICS
    Markets
    Consumers
    Profit
    Marginal Analysis in Economics
    Opportunity Cost
    Government
    Business Cycles
    Inflation
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Interest Rates
    Productivity
    Trade: Import/Export
    Understanding the Value Chain
    Supply Chain Management
    Monopoly and Antitrust
    Money and Banking
    STATISTICS
    Data Collection
    Sampling
    Quality Control
    Regression
    Technology Forecasting
    Data Analysis
    Design of Experiments
    ACCOUNTING
    Financial Statements
    Valuation in Accounting
    Ratio Analysis
    Cost Allocation
    Activity-Based Costing and Management
    Auditing
    Depreciation and Corporate Taxes
    Performance Evaluation
    ORGANIZATIONS
    The Motivation of Technical Professionals
    Job Design
    The Logic of Organization Design
    Hierarchy and Integration in Organizations and their Products
    Organization Structure and Design Decisions
    The Matrix Organization Revisited
    Networks
    Power in Organizations
    Influence
    Negotiating Effective Business Agreements
    Rewards for Professionals
    Team and Team Building
    Organizational Learning
    Organizational Culture
    Telecommuting Technologies
    The Nature of Technological Paradigms
    Leadership
    The Golden Rules of Power and Influence
    TOOLS FOR THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
    FINANCE
    Cash Flow and Financial Management
    Asset Valuation Methods
    Capital Budgeting
    Risk Management and Assessment
    Equity Finance
    Debt Finance
    The Nature of Costs
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Pension Funds
    Real Estate
    Understanding Equipment Leasing
    Sensitivity Analysis
    Life-Cycle Costing
    Financial Ratios
    Project Analysis Using Rate-of-Return Criteria
    Present Worth Analysis
    Project Selection from Alternatives
    DECISION AND SIMULATION METHODS
    Value-Focused Thinking
    System Models for Decision Making
    Uncertainty
    Decision Analysis
    LEGAL ISSUES
    Contracts
    Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Licenses
    Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronics Age
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Database
    Decision Support Systems
    Network Management
    Electronic Commerce
    MANAGING THE BUSINESS FUNCTION
    MARKETING OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTS
    Situation Analysis
    The Nature of Technical Products
    Pricing of Technical Products
    Distribution
    Promotion Activities for Technological Products
    The House of Quality
    Marketing Segments
    Technology Forecasting and Futuring
    Learning Curves
    Advertising High-Technology Products
    Efficient Direct Marketing for High-Technology Products
    Brand Equity
    Conjoint Analysis
    Mass Customization
    Focus Groups and Qualitative Research
    Marketing Planning for High-Technology Products and Services
    Branding and Private Label Strategies
    Marketing to Original Equipment Manufacturers
    Customer Adoption of Really New Products
    Assessing Marketing Capabilities
    PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURING
    Types of Manufacturing
    Management and Scheduling
    Capacity
    Inventory
    Quality
    Experience Curve
    Just-in-Time Purchasing
    Design, Modeling, and Prototyping
    Flexible Manufacturing
    Design for Manufacturability
    Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
    Total Quality Management
    Process Improvement
    Lean Manufacturing
    Green Manufacturing
    PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
    Design Function of a Product
    A Framework for Product Model and Family Evolution
    Attributes of Successful New Products and Projects
    Design Quality
    Life Cycle
    Managing Cycle Time in New Product Development
    Product Positioning
    Selecting and Ending New Product Efforts
    Time to Market
    Concurrent Engineering
    Launch Strategies for Next-Generation Products
    Green Products
    Product Cost Management
    Standards
    Organizing and Leading "Heavyweight" Development Teams
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    Project Evaluation and Selection
    Critical Path Method
    Fundamentals of Project Planning
    Controlling Cost and Schedule
    Feasibility Studies
    STRATEGY OF THE FIRM
    BUSINESS STRATEGY
    Design and Implementation of Technology Strategy
    The Dual Mission of Technology in Strategic Affairs
    The Business Plan
    Building Your Company's Vision
    Benchmarking
    Core Capabilities
    STRATEGIC ACTION
    Diversification through Acquisition
    Joint Venture
    Strategic Technology Transfer
    Corporate Performance
    How Teams Make Smart Decisions in Technology-Based Firms
    Insourcing/Outsourcing
    CORE RELATIONSHIPS FOR THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
    HUMAN RESOURCES
    Recruitment of High-Technology Workers
    Selection
    Training Virtual Associates
    Performance Appraisal
    Consulting
    Virtual Networks
    Compensation
    PERSONAL ISSUES
    Careers of Technical Professionals
    Time Management
    Ethics
    The Human Voice in the Age of Technology
    Written Communication
    Effective Meeting Management
    Lifelong Learning within the Learning Organization
    RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY
    System reliability
    Design for Reliability
    Maintainability
    Design for Maintainability
    SAFETY AND HUMAN FACTORS
    Managing Sources of Hazards in Engineered Systems
    Ergonomics and Human Factors
    GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
    Global Marketing
    Multinational Corporations
    Overseas Production Facilities
    International Strategic Alliances
    APPENDIXES
    Glossary of Business Terms
    The Bookshelf of Great Books
    Twelve Great Innovations
    Associations and Government Organizations
    Magazines and Journals
    INDEX

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