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New Venture Formations in United States Manufacturing: The Role of Industry Environments

by Thomas J. Dean

This volume, originally published in 1995, investigates the variation in rates of new venture inititations across manufacturing industries. Based on Austrain and other perspectives on market disequilibrium,...


Reflections on Hoshin Planning: Guidance for Leaders and Practitioners

by Lisa Boisvert

The conditions in which leaders apply Hoshin Planning today have changed substantially since the method was established in the 1950's. There is better and more broadly distributed understanding of statistical...


World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, Second Edition

by Edward Frazelle

The classic guide to warehouse operations-now fully revised and updated with the latest strategies, best practices, and case studies

Under the influence of e-commerce, supply chain collaboration, globalization,...


Agile for Project Managers

by Denise Canty

Agile project management is a proven approach for designing and delivering software with improved value to customers. Agility is all about self-directed teams, feedback, light documentation, and working software...


The Iron Trade of Great Britain

by J. Stephen Jeans

Originally published in 1906, this volume presents a commercial review of the conditions and prospects of the iron and steel trades of Great Britain and its foreign competitors at the turn of the twentieth century....


Managing Lean Projects

by Ralph L. Kliem

Lean is a set of disciplines that can result in tremendous savings and profitability for companies. It can significantly reduce cycle times and increase customer satisfaction. Lean, however, must be applied...


The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

by David S. Abraham

Our future hinges on a set of elements that few of us have even heard of. In this surprising and revealing book, David S. Abraham unveils what rare metals are and why our electronic gadgets, the most powerful...


Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide for Getting to Market

by Alan Cohen

Product development is the magic that turns circuitry, software, and materials into a product, but moving efficiently from concept to manufactured product is a complex process with many potential pitfalls. This...


Advanced AutoCAD 2016 Exercise Workbook

by Cheryl Shrock & Steve Heather

This is the right book for users who liked the author’s “Beginning AutoCAD” workbook and want to learn more about AutoCAD’s features, including Xref, Attributes, and 3D solids. This clear, no nonsense,...


The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

by Renee DiResta, Brady Forrest & Ryan Vinyard

Thanks to the decreasing cost of prototyping, it's more feasible for professional makers and first-time entrepreneurs to launch a hardware startup. But exactly how do you go about it? This book provides the...


The New European Industrial Policy: Global Competitiveness and the Manufacturing Renaissance

by Franco Mosconi

The years since the global financial crisis have seen something of a renaissance in the manufacturing industry. The United States has launched its Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, and China owes much of its...


A Bazaar Life

by David Alliance, Ivan Fallon & Peter Mandelson

At the age of thirteen, David Alliance was taken out of school by his father and apprenticed into the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, where he learned the business skills that were to prove invaluable in one of the...


Transforming Korean Politics: Democracy, Reform, and Culture: Democracy, Reform, and Culture

by Young Whan Kihl

Over the past fifteen years, South Korea has transformed itself from an authoritarian government into a new democracy with a vibrant capitalist economy. Modernization, democratization, and globalization have...


Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals): Three Steel Companies Compared

by Jonathan Boswell

First published in 1983, this study investigates and compares three leading firms in the British iron and steel industry between 1914 and 1939, analysing their strategies, boardroom politics, and their responses...


Business Modeling for Life Science and Biotech Companies: Creating Value and Competitive Advantage with the Milestone Bridge

by Alberto Onetti & Antonella Zucchella

Most books on the biotechnology industry focus on scientific and technological challenges, ignoring the entrepreneurial and managerial complexities faced bio-entrepreneurs. The Business Models for Life Science...


Rebuilding Construction (Routledge Revivals): Economic Change in the British Construction Industry

by Michael Ball

First published in 1988, this book analyses the changes that took place in the economic organisation of the British construction industry throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, in particular considering its social...


Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization: Inside the Factory of the Future

by Alan McKinlay & Philip Taylor

This book traces how abstract managerial ideas about maximizing production flexibility and employee freedom were translated into concrete, day-to-day practices at the Motorola plant in East Kilbride, UK. Using...


The Weir Group: The History of a Scottish Engineering Legend

by William Viscount Weir

In 1871 two brothers, George and James Weir, founded the engineering firm of G. & J. Weir, joining the booming range of industry on the west coast of Scotland. At their Cathcart works in Glasgow, the Weirs produced...


The Art of Welding: Featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs

by William Galvery & Ryan Friedlinghaus

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Ryan Friedlinghaus, the celebrated guru of automotive customization and host ofWest Coast Customs on Fox Sports (read About the Author for more), adds practical knowledge to William Galvery's acclaimed...


Metalworking: Doing It Better

by Tom Lipton

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This collection of priceless tips, tricks, skills, and experiences from a veteran of the trade is presented in a way that captures the readers’ attention and engages them in the process of furthering...