This book discusses management and engineering innovation with a
particular emphasis on human resource management (HRM) and
In an innovation context, the disciplines of management and
engineering are linked to promote sustainable development, seeking
cultural and geographical diversity in the studies of HRM and
engineering, applications that can have a particular impact on
organizational communications, change processes and work practices.
This connection reflects the diversity of societal and
The authors mainly analyze research on important issues that
transcend the boundaries of individual academic subjects and
managerial functions. They take into account interdisciplinary
scholarship and commentaries that challenge the paradigms and
assumptions of individual disciplines or functions, which are based
on conceptual and/or empirical literature. The book is designed to
increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all those involved in
management and engineering innovation whether in the profit or
not-for-profit sectors, or in the public or private sectors.
1. We the Engineers and Them the Managers, Teresa Carla Oliveira
and Joao Fontes Da Costa.
2. Strategic Capabilities for Successful Engagement in Proactive
CSR in Small and Medium Enterprises: A Resource-Based View
Approach, Nuttaneeya (Ann) Torugsa and Wayne O?Donohue.
3. Innovative Management Development in the Automotive Supply
Industry ? A Preliminary Case Study for the Development of an
Innovative Approach to Innovation Management, Frank E.P. Dievernich
and Kim Oliver Tokarski.
4. Innovative Product Design and Development through Online
Customization, M. Reza Abdi and Vipin Khanna.
5. Struggling for Survival and Success: Can Brazil?s Defense
Industry Help Foster Innovation?, Alex Lôbo Carlos and Regina
Maria de Oliveira Leite.
6. Knowledge Management Fostering Innovation: Balancing Practices
and Enabling Contexts, Maria Joao Santos and Raky Wane.
7. Institutional Logics Promoting and Inhibiting Innovation, Teresa
Carla Trigo Oliveira and Stuart Holland.
8. HRM in SMEs in Portugal: An Innovative Proposal of
Characterization, Pedro Ribeiro Novo Melo and Carolina
About the Authors
Carolina Machado has been teaching Human Resource Management
since 1989 at the School of Economics and Management, University of
Minho, Portugal, becoming Associate Professor in 2004. Her research
interests include the fields of Human Resource Management,
International Human Resource Management, Training and Development,
Management Change and Knowledge Management.
J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He
has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in
production and mechanical engineering.