Value Creation through Engineering Excellence

Building Global Network Capabilities

  • Yufeng Zhang
  • Mike Gregory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Engineering Value Chain and the main Capability Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yufeng Zhang, Mike Gregory
      Pages 3-9
    3. Yuan Zhou, Rob Phaal, Tim Minshall, David Probert
      Pages 11-48
    4. Yongjiang Shi, Yufeng Zhang
      Pages 49-74
    5. Florian Urmetzer, Andy Neely, Veronica Martinez
      Pages 75-96
  3. Engineering Network Innovation and Optimisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Thomas P. Taylor, Erik Søndergaard, Tim Minshall, Letizia Mortara, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen
      Pages 99-127
    3. Tao Zhang, Yufeng Zhang
      Pages 149-178
    4. Ting He, Xiaofei Xu
      Pages 179-204
    5. Lina Zhou, Xiaofei Xu
      Pages 205-230
    6. Ming Dong, Yonglin Li
      Pages 231-261
  4. Future Trends and Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Miying Yang, Padmakshi Rana, Steve Evans
      Pages 265-295
    3. John R. Bryson, Rachel A. Mulhall, Nichola Lowe, Julianne Stern
      Pages 327-349
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 369-375

About this book


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.


value creation technology engineering manufacturing knowledge management

Editors and affiliations

  • Yufeng Zhang
    • 1
  • Mike Gregory
    • 2
  1. 1.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56335-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56336-7
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