Engineering Management: Meeting the Global Challenges prepares engineers to fulfill their managerial responsibilities, acquire useful business perspectives, and take on the much-needed leadership roles to meet the challenges in the new millennium. Value addition, customer focus, and business perspectives are emphasized throughout. Also underlined are discussions of leadership attributes, steps to acquire these attributes, the areas engineering managers are expected to add value, the web-based tools which can be aggressively applied to develop and sustain competitive advantages, the opportunities offered by market expansion into global regions, and the preparations required for engineering managers to become global leaders.
The book is organized into three major sections: functions of engineering management, business fundamentals for engineering managers, and engineering management in the new millennium. This second edition refocuses on the new strategy for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and managers to meet the global challenges through the creation of strategic differentiation and operational excellence. Major revisions include a new chapter on creativity and innovation, a new chapter on operational excellence, and combination of the chapters on financial accounting and financial management.
The design strategy for this second edition strives for achieving the T-shaped competencies, with both broad-based perspectives and in-depth analytical skills. Such a background is viewed as essential for STEM professionals and managers to exert a strong leadership role in the dynamic and challenging marketplace. The material in this book will surely help engineering managers play key leadership roles in their organizations by optimally applying their combined strengths in engineering and management.
CRC Press; November 2016
- ISBN 9781498730099
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
- Title: Engineering Management
- Author: C. M. Chang
Imprint: CRC Press
In The Press
"The book provides the necessary tools for modern managers to help manage technology and engineering operations. The second edition adds more contemporary topics, such as Ethics, Globalization, Creativity and Innovation."
—David Ben-Arieh - Kansas State University
About The Author
C. M. Chang, PhD, MBA, is an adjunct professor emeritus at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, where he has taught engineering management for over 25 years and served, for a brief period of time, as its director of service engineering master degree program, after having retired from Praxair, a Fortune 100 company after 25 years. He holds five U.S. patents and has published a large number of technical articles in journals and conference proceedings, including the First Edition of "Engineering Management: Challenges in the New Millennium," which won the "Best IAMOT Book Awards of 2007," and "Service Systems Management and Engineering: Creating Strategic Differentiation and Operational Excellence," which won the "Best IAMOT Book Awards 2011," plus several other books. He also is a registered professional engineer.