Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity

TitleGlobalization, Engineering, and Creativity
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsReader, J
Series TitleSynthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society
Pagination64 p.
PublisherMorgan & Claypool
Place PublishedSan Rafael, CA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1598291521
AbstractThe text addresses the impact of globalization within engineering, particularly on working practices and prospects for creativity. It suggests that accepted norms of economic activity create enclosures and thresholds within the profession, which—as engineers increase their awareness (reflexivity)—will shape the future of engineering, and the values which underpin it. It is aimed at practicing engineers and those in training and is an introduction to the social and political context currently setting new challenges for the profession.
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