A Cybernetic Approach to Work and Family Relationships for Engineering Management: Issues and Cross-Cultural Implications
Cybernetics, Research and development management, Engineering management, Employment, Quality management, Engineering profession, Management training, Productivity, Psychology, Systems engineering education
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Reasons are offered for why engineering management must consider intercultural issues of work and family to seriously consider ideas of quality in global perspective. An interdisciplinary and cybernetic approach to understanding the mutual relationships between work and family is described. Differences in work/family relationships are examined, between Western and Eastern cultures. American and Norwegian systems are then compared. Emergent issues, particularly regarding design and training, are discussed.
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[Proceedings] 1992 International Engineering Management Conference, Eatontown, NJ
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Steier, Frederick; Zhao, B.; and Jorgenson, J., "A Cybernetic Approach to Work and Family Relationships for Engineering Management: Issues and Cross-Cultural Implications" (1992). Communication Faculty Publications. 325.