Managing Engineering and Technology (3rd Edition)

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Managing Engineering and Technology is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technologists the management skills they will need to be effective throughout their careers. Chapter topics cover engineering and management, the historical development of engineering management, planning and forecasting, decision making, organizing, some human aspects of organization, motivating and leading technical people, controlling, managing the research function, managing engineering design, planning production activity, managing production operations, engineers in marketing and service activities, project planning and acquisition, achieving effectiveness as an engineer, managerial and international opportunities for engineers, and special topics in engineering management. For technical professionals of many kinds.

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This text explores the traditional principles of management -- both the art and the science -- as they relate to the engineering and technology professions in general -- and to the specific kinds of work and projects engineers are most likely to encounter on the job.

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Engineering management faculty have recognized Managing Engineering and Technology as one of the best textbooks in its field. This book is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technologists the management skills they will. need to be effective throughout their careers. Topical coverage includes:

  • The nature and application of management principles throughout the technology product/project life cycles.
  • The many dimensions and issues involved with developing an engineering management career, such as getting off to the right start, maintaining technical competence, making the transition to management positions, international implications, ethics, and women/minorities.
  • Traditional management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling with an emphasis on the management of technology

The third edition has been completely updated with additional information on concurrent engineering, teams, the Internet, information technology, and creativity.

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