Advances in Intelligent, Flexible, and Lean Management and Engineering

Advances in Intelligent, Flexible, and Lean Management and Engineering

Carolina Machado (University of Minho, Portugal) and J. Paulo Davim (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
ISBN13: 9781799857686|ISBN10: 1799857689|EISBN13: 9781799857792|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5768-6


Present organizations need to be managed in different models where innovation and change are key words as they drive the organization to success. At this level, an intelligent, innovative, and lean management appears as a new way to manage, think, and gain an understanding of organizations that can make them more strategic and competitive in the markets where they are and look to be present in the near future.

Advances in Intelligent, Flexible, and Lean Management and Engineering looks to contribute to the exchange of experiences and thoughts about the state of the research in the intelligent and flexible management and engineering area, as well as the future direction of this field of research. It also aims to provide support to academics and researchers, as well as all those who are working in the engineering and management field who need to deal with practices, policies, and strategies related to flexible, innovative, and intelligent management and engineering work issues.

Able to be used by academics, researchers, human resources managers, managers, engineers, and other professionals in related matters with flexible and innovative management and engineering, this book applies to contributors to identify the theoretical and practical implications of the work in order to contribute to a better understanding of the subject.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

Search this Book:

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Carolina F. Machado received her PhD degree in Management Sciences (Organizational and Politics Management / Human Resources Management) from the University of Minho in 1999, and Master degree in Management (Strategic Human Resource Management) from Technical University of Lisbon in 1994. Teaching in the Human Resources Management subjects since 1989 at University of Minho, she is since 2004 Associated Professor, with experience and research interest areas in the field of Human Resources Management, International Human Resources Management, Training and Development, Management Change and Knowledge Management. She is Head of Management Department, at Economic and Management School at University of Minho, as well as Head of Human Resources Management Master and Head of Human Resources Management Work Group at University of Minho.
J. Paulo Davim ( received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and Fellow (FIET) by IET-London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. He also has an interest in Management, Engineering Education and Higher Education for Sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master’s students, as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards. He has worked as evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an Editorial Board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 120 books and as author (and co-author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 52+/9000+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 57+/11000+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 73+/17000+).