Managing Engineering and Technology

Lucy C. Morse / Daniel L. Babcock  
Total pages
January 2014
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For courses in Technology Management, Engineering Management, or Introduction to Engineering Technology.

Managing Engineering and Technology is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technologists the basic management skills they will need to be effective throughout their careers.

Visit Morse & Babcock's EM Blog: A Blog for Engineering Management Educators for helpful resources:


  • Introduction to engineering and technology management – Traces the historical development of management and describes the functions--from planning and decision making to organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling.
  • Nature and application of management principles throughout the technology product/project life cycles – Including research, design, production, marketing, technical sales and service, and project organization and management.
  • Tailored to the needs of the technical professional –Discusses the transition from technical performer to technical management, the importance of professional ethics and conduct, the position of women and minorities in engineering management, effective time management, and the global community.
  • Explores traditional management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling with an emphasis on the management of technology.
  • Management methods and tools – Describes concurrent engineering, strategic management of technology, activity-based costing, and total productive maintenance.
  • Discussion questions and problems – Addresses current dimensions in engineering and technology management, and asks students to apply material to their own professional experience.
  • Visit Morse & Babcock's EM Blog: A Blog for Engineering Management Educators for helpful resources:

New to this Edition

As the world becomes flatter in today’s global economy, engineers are a key element in the role that a country must play to maintain technological leadership and a sound economy. To do this, the engineer needs to remain alert to changing products, processes, technologies, and opportunities and be prepared for a creative and productive life and position of leadership.

The sixth edition of the text addresses engineering ethics, leadership, and globalization and has incorporated lessons learned from earlier editions, student and faculty comments, and the authors’ own personal teaching experience. Some of the changes for this edition include the following:

  • Emphasis on leadership. The four fundamental management functions are presented, but leadership is now first.
  • Additional material on ethics.
  • Increased emphasis on globalization.
  • New reference section at the end of each chapter including websites.
  • Expanded instructor website includes PowerPoint slides for each chapter, test banks and answers.
  • Morse and Babcock’s EM Blog®: A Blog for Engineering Management Educators contains current material pertaining to engineering management and additional reference and project material.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Engineering and Management
  • Chapter 2: Historical Development of Engineering Management
  • Chapter 3: Leading Technical People
  • Chapter 4: Planning and Forecasting
  • Chapter 5: Decision Making
  • Chapter 6: Organizing
  • Chapter 7: Some Human Aspects of Organizing
  • Chapter 8: Controlling
  • Chapter 9: Managing Research and Development
  • Chapter 10: Managing Engineering Design
  • Chapter 11: Planning Production Activity
  • Chapter 12: Managing Production Operations
  • Chapter 13: Engineers in Marketing and Service Activities
  • Chapter 14: Project Planning and Acquisition
  • Chapter 15: Project Organization, Leadership, and Control
  • Chapter 16: Engineering Ethics
  • Chapter 17: Achieving Effectiveness as an Engineer
  • Chapter 18: Globalization and Challenges for the Future