The National Shipbuilding Research Program 1985 Ship Production Symposium Volume 2 Paper No. 5: Analytical Education - A Key to Implementing Advanced Shipbuilding Technology
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The National Shipbuilding Research Councils Committee on Navy Shipbuilding Technology identified this as an important issue. Engineers and managers play a key role in productivity innovation by making decisions to innovate and then planning and committing the organization to implementation. The more sophisticated the engineers and managers, the more likely they are to understand the direct links between their skills and productivity. Many shipyard engineers and managers have worked their way up through the skilled trades. Such employees are likely to have intimate knowledge or that shipyard practices and procedures, but only limited familiarity with broader engineering and management principles. That kind of background also may not be the best for overseeing the introduction of new technologies.
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