Managing Architectural and Engineering Practice
A comprehensive guide to the management of professional architectural and engineering practice. Presents concepts and methods of management specifically tailored to the design enterprise. Includes a description of the ''passages'' in the evolution of a design firm, with pointers on managing the firm's growth; the latest approaches to managing marketing, human resources, professional performance, and finances; legal forms of organization, valuation of established firms, and formats for transferring ownership.
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The Bottom Line Is Not the Bottom Line
Where Is the Practice Going?
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