Robert Handscombe

photo neededIn hmolscience, Robert D. Handscombe (c.1955-) is an English engineer and business management professor noted, in business thermodynamics, for being the co-author, with English mechanical engineer Eann Patterson, The Entropy Vector: Connecting Science and Business, wherein they argue that ‘there is real science at the heart of management science’ at least when it comes to creating order from disorder within organizations and markets. (Ѻ)

Overview
In 2004, Handscombe, together with with English mechanical engineer Eann Patterson, published The Entropy Vector: Connecting Science and Business, wherein they apply entropy theory, e.g. low entropy, mental entropy, etc., to business operation to argue that managers should strive to find the “entropy vector” characterized by low entropy creation, low energy input, and high work output. [1]

Education
Handscombe completed a PhD and is a chartered engineer. He has been involved in teaching, research, and consultancy activities at the management school at the University of Sheffield. In 2004, Handscomebe was the director of the White Rose Centre for Enterprise. [2]

References
1. Handscombe, Robert D. and Patterson, Eann A. (2004). The Entropy Vector: Connecting Business and Science. World Scientific.
2. Ibid. (2004). About the authors (front matter)

External links
Handscombe, Robert D. – WorldCat Identities.

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