Best practice engineering asset cultures : a pilot study
Murphy, Glen D. (2008) Best practice engineering asset cultures : a pilot study. In Jinji, Goa, Lee, Jay, Ni, Jun, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (Eds.) 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems Conference (WCEAM-IMS 2008): Engineering Asset Management – A Foundation for Sustainable Development, 27–30 October 2008, Beijing, China.
engineering and maintenance departments. Those wishing to implement contemporary maintenance regimes (e.g. Condition Based Maintenance) are often encouraged to develop "appropriate cultures" to support the new method's introduction. Unfortunately these same publications often fail to articulate the cultural values required to support the efforts of those behind the implementation. In the broader literature only a limited
number of case examples document the cultural values held by engineering asset intensive firms and how they contribute to their success (or failure). Consequently a gap exists in our knowledge of what engineering cultures currently are, and what might constitute a best practice engineering asset culture. We report the findings of a pilot study investigating the perceived ideal characteristics of engineering asset cultures.
Engineering managers, consultants and academics (n=47) were surveyed as to what they saw were essential attributes of both engineering cultures and of engineering asset personnel. Valued cultural elements included those orientated around safety and quality and commercial orientations. Valued individual attributes included
openness to change, interpersonal skills and contentiousness. The paper concludes with a discussion regarding the development of a best practice cultural framework.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Organizational Culture, Engineering Asset Management, Engineering Cultures|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springerlink.com SpringerLink|
|Deposited On:||13 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:46|
Repository Staff Only: item control page