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Managing Engineering and Technology, 7th edition

  • Lucy C. Morse
  • William L. Schell
  • Daniel L. Babcock

Published by Pearson (August 24th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

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Managing Engineering and Technology

ISBN-13: 9780134875651

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Overview

For courses in Technology Management, Engineering Management, or Introduction to Engineering Technology.


Supporting engineers and technical professionals in developing the skills needed to be successful managers

Managing Engineering and Technology is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technical professionals the basic management skills they will need to be effective both as they transition into management and throughout their careers. To build that expertise, Managing Engineering and Technology provides readers with the foundations of engineering management in five parts; Introduction to Engineering Management, Functions of Technology Management, Managing Technology, Managing Projects, and Managing Your Engineering Career.


The 7th Edition of Managing Engineering and Technology welcomes a new co-author, William L. Schell, and incorporates new and improved content changes to assist in the development of the engineering skills of students. The new edition is updated throughout, with modern examples of engineering management applications. 

Table of contents

Part I Introduction to Engineering Management

Chapter 1 Engineering and Management

Preview

Learning Objectives

Engineering

Management

Engineering Management: A Synthesis

Discussion Questions

Sources

Statistical Sourcebook

 

Chapter 2 Historical Development of Engineering Management

Preview

Learning Objectives

Origins

The Industrial Revolution

Management Philosophies

Scientific Management

Administrative Management

Behavioral Management

Contemporary Contributions

Discussion Questions

Sources

 

Part II Functions of Technology Management

Chapter 3 Leading Technical People

Preview

Learning Objectives

Leadership

Motivation

Motivating and Leading Technical Professionals

Discussion Questions

Sources

Statistical Sourcebook

 

Chapter 4 Planning and Forecasting

Preview

Learning Objectives

Nature of Planning

The Foundation for Planning  

Some Planning Concepts  

Forecasting

Strategies for Managing Technology  

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

Statistical Sourcebook

 

Chapter 5 Decision Making

Preview

Learning Objectives

Nature of Decision Making

Management Science

Tools for Decision Making

Computer-Based Information Systems  

Implementation

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

 

Chapter 6 Organizing

Preview

Learning Objectives

Nature of Organizing

Traditional Organization Theory

Technology and Modern Organization Structures  

Teams

Discussion Questions

Sources

 

Chapter 7 Some Human Aspects of Organizing

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Learning Objectives

Staffing Technical Organizations  

Authority and Power  

Delegation

Committees

Teams

Discussion Questions

Sources

Statistical Sourcebook

 

Chapter 8 Controlling

Preview

Learning Objectives

The Process of Control  

Financial Controls  

Human Resource Controls  

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

 

Part III Managing Technology

Chapter 9 Managing Research and Development

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Learning Objectives

Product and Technology Life Cycles  

Nature of Research and Development  

Research Strategy and Organization  

Selecting R&D Projects

Making R&D Organizations Successful  

Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship  

Discussion Questions

Problems  

Sources

 

Chapter 10 Managing Engineering Design

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Learning Objectives

Nature of Engineering Design

Systems Engineering/New Product Development  

Concurrent Engineering

Control Systems in Design

Design Criteria

Other Criteria in Design

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

 

Chapter 11 Planning Production Activity

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Learning Objectives

Introduction

Planning Manufacturing Facilities  

Quantitative Tools in Production Planning  

Production Planning and Control  

Manufacturing Systems

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

 

Chapter 12 Managing Quality and Production Operations

Preview

Learning Objectives

Assuring Product Quality

Total Quality Management

Productivity

Maintenance and Facilities (Plant) Engineering  

Other Manufacturing Functions

Discussion Questions

Problems

Sources

 

Chapter 13 Engineers in Marketing and Service Activities

Preview

Learning Objectives

Marketing and the Engineer

The Process of Marketing

The 4PS of the Marketing Mix

Marketing and Engineers–Partnerships, R&D, and Technical Sales  

Engineers in the Service Economy

Discussion Questions

Sources

 

Part IV Managing Projects

Chapter 14 Project Planning and Acquisition

Preview

Learning Objectives  

Characteristics of a Project  

The Project Proposal Process  

Project Planning Tools  

Monitoring and Controlling  

Discussion Questions  

Problems

Sources

 

Chapter 15 Project Organization, Leadership, and Control

Preview

Learning Objectives

Project Organization

The Project Manager  

Motivating Project Performance  

Types of Contracts

Discussion Questions

Sources

 

Part V Managing Your Engineering Career

Chapter 16 Engineering Ethics

Preview

Learning Objectives

Professional Ethics and Conduct

Engineering Codes of Ethics

Corporate Codes of Ethics

Ethical Problems in Consulting and Construction  

Ethical Problems in Industrial Practice  

Summary: Making Ethical Decisions  

Discussion Questions

Sources

Case Study Websites

 

Chapter 17 Achieving Effectiveness as an Engineer

Preview

Learning Objectives

Getting off to the Right Start

Charting Your Career

Communicating Your Ideas

Staying Technically Competent  

Professional Activity

Diversity in Engineering and Management  

Management and the Engineer  

Managing Your Time

Discussion Questions

Sources

 

Chapter 18 Globalization and Challenges for the Future

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Learning Objectives

Globalization

Engineering Grand Challenges

Future Considerations in Engineering and Management  

Discussion Questions

Sources

Global Websites

 

Index

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