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The New Craft Skills of Engineering: The Impact of Innovation Technology on Engineering Practice

Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Ammon Salter

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290475
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603495 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199290474.003.0002
 The New Craft Skills of Engineering: The Impact of Innovation Technology on Engineering Practice

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This chapter explores the impact of innovation technologies such as simulation, modelling, and rapid prototyping on engineering practice. Innovation technologies help redefine the role of engineers in the innovation process, creating a new division of innovative labour both with and across organizations. This chapter also explores the boundaries of experimentation and inertia within particular domains of problem-solving to create new opportunities and value.

Keywords: simulation; modelling; rapid prototyping; engineering; inertia; innovation

Chapter.  9296 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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