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International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Management and Engineering: Matching Human and Technological Needs"

Guest Editors:
Carolina Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Traditionally understood as two different scientific areas, management and engineering are, more than ever, deeply interrelated. Indeed, more than ever we can see managers working and defining strategies in the technological, industrial and production arena, as well as engineers developing activities related to organisational management. In both of them the human being and technologies are in common. How to deal with both is really a challenge to both managers and engineers.

Today, in order to obtain the necessary flexibility to respond to the high levels of competition that they are facing, organisations are becoming more technologically sophisticated. Drawing on the latest developments, research and best practice, it is important to examine and better understand the technological implications of the latest changes that are taking place and how they affect the management and motivation of the human resources belonging to these organisations. Matching human and technological needs is the challenge that modern management and engineering are facing, to which interdisciplinary perspectives, to further our knowledge and understanding, are needed.

Looking to contribute to a better merging and interrelationship between organisations, management, engineering, technology and working and employee needs, in order to increase the efficiency and profitability, of modern and competitive organisations, this special issue of invites the submission of high quality research articles related with these issues with a special emphasis in management / human resource management and production / manufacture engineering.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • The impact of production/manufacturing technology on organisational structures
  • Work changes
  • Matching human and technological needs
  • Human resource management
  • Healthy and safety in a technological environment
  • Work and technological changes
  • Workforce behaviour and technologies
  • Technological and organisational innovation
  • Work flexibility and technological changes
  • Learning skills and styles in technology innovation
  • Training effectiveness
  • Culture and organisational behaviour
  • Communication, participation and involvement
  • Production engineering/management
  • Financial engineering/management
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary management
  • Sustainable management
  • Operations strategy and planning

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 31 January, 2015