SOURCE: Knovel


January 22, 2013 12:45 ET

Knovel Adds Engineering Management & Leadership Subject Area

Knovel's 31st Subject Area Addresses Much-Cited Skills Gap in Engineering College Curricula, Provides Resources in Managing Finances, Staff, Negotiations and More

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced its newest subject area, Engineering Management & Leadership. The offering addresses the needs of both new and experienced engineering leaders, as well as managers of teams of engineers, scientists and other technical staff.

The new subject area focuses on the people-centric skills required of emerging leaders, providing important guidance on the "soft skills" necessary to win internal support for projects, make staffing and hiring decisions, negotiate contracts and more. The content is relevant to all engineers leading initiatives that require employees to have skills for communication, team building, business planning and staff development.

"Engineers in management roles have responsibilities that include coordinating the work of colleagues, contractors and consultants; making persuasive presentations; generating reports and advocating internally for their projects," said Meagan Cooke, Knovel's director of content strategy and operations. "However, these are not skills engineers are often taught in school. We've teamed up with a dozen publishers, including a new partner, ASQ Quality Press, to help round out the leadership skills for engineering managers."

Knovel's Engineering Management & Leadership Subject Area covers a wide range of information including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personnel Management
  • Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring
  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Business Finance and Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Decision Making and Business Analysis

Key publishers in the new subject area include AMACOM, American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Elsevier, Fairmont Press, The IET, Industrial Press, Information Age Publishing Inc., Kogan Page Publishers, Management Concepts, Measurement International, Oxford University Press, Project Management Institute and Wiley. Material from CBS Press will be added in the second quarter of 2013.

For more information about Knovel's Engineering Management & Leadership Subject Area, please contact the Knovel sales team at (866) 240-8174.

Knovel was acquired by Elsevier in January 2013. For more information, please read the January 2013 press release.

About Knovel
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Knovel was acquired by Elsevier in January 2013. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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