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Macro-engineering And The Future

A Management Perspective, 1st Edition

By Frank P. Davidson


306 pages

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Macro-engineering projects--enormous undertakings such as the design and construction of new cities, energy islands, and even outer-space industrial complexes--require bold vision, courage, and optimism as well as engineering and management skills. The need for individuals with these qualities is growing as the United States faces its greatest chal

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Introduction -- Macro-Engineering and the Public Sector -- The Apollo Tradition: An Object Lesson for the Management of Large-Scale Technological Endeavors -- Practical Experience with Macro-Engineering in the Federal Sector -- Foreseeing the Problems of Developing Nigeria's New Federal Capital -- Economic Considerations and Private Sector Management -- The Productivity Problem -- Churchill Falls: A Manager’s View of an Energy Project with Continent-Wide Impacts -- Unique Problems in Managing the Development of a Macro-Engineering Project -- The Inescapable Subject of Finance -- Addressing the Energy Question: Considerations of Development and Finance -- The Role and Resources of Investment Banking -- Limited Recourse Financing -- Macro-Management: A View From the Academy -- Myth and Reality in Project Planning and Control -- Managing Multi-Organization Enterprises: The Emerging Strategic Frontier -- Decision Support Systems and the Marginal Economics of Effort -- Re-Education for a Re-Industrializing Society -- Producing the Engineer-Manager: The French Experience -- Education for the 21st Century -- Seven Commandments for the Survival of a Technological Society

About the Author

Frank P. Davidson is chairman of the System Dynamics Steering Committee at Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

C. Lawrence Meador, a former lecturer in the School of Engineering at M.I.T., is president of Decision Support Technology, Inc.

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