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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.

Table of Contents

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The Engineering Value Chain and the main Capability Areas

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Yufeng Zhang, Mike Gregory

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Chapter 2. Engineering and Technology Management

Yuan Zhou, Rob Phaal, Tim Minshall, David Probert

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Chapter 3. International Manufacturing and Engineering

Yongjiang Shi, Yufeng Zhang

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Chapter 4. Engineering Services: Unpacking Value Exchange

Florian Urmetzer, Andy Neely, Veronica Martinez

Engineering Network Innovation and Optimisation

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Chapter 5. Engineering Design and Innovation in a Global Context

Thomas P. Taylor, Erik Søndergaard, Tim Minshall, Letizia Mortara, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

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Chapter 6. Engineering in International Business Networks: The Motivations and Practices of Chinese MNCs

Quan Zhou, Xiaobo Wu, Yongjiang Shi

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Chapter 7. Engineering Value Chain Simulation and Innovation

Tao Zhang, Yufeng Zhang

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Chapter 8. ICT for High Value Engineering Networks

Ting He, Xiaofei Xu

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Chapter 9. Engineering Value Chain Modelling and Optimization

Lina Zhou, Xiaofei Xu

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Chapter 10. Engineering Value Chain Coordination and Optimization

Ming Dong, Yonglin Li

Future Trends and Implications

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Chapter 11. Engineering for Sustainable Value

Miying Yang, Padmakshi Rana, Steve Evans

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Chapter 12. Product Life Cycle Design for Sustainable Value Creation

Jing Tao, Suiran Yu

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Chapter 13. Engineering and the Skills Crisis in the UK and USA: A Comparative Analysis of Employer-Engaged Education

John R. Bryson, Rachel A. Mulhall, Nichola Lowe, Julianne Stern

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Chapter 14. An Industrial Policy Framework for High Value Engineering

Chris Collinge

Backmatter

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