Engineering Management Synthesis
Engineering and Technology Management takes a comprehensive approach to management. It is not a system for automating management. It seeks to draw on generally accepted practices in engineering and apply them accordingly to a business and corporate setting. In fact there is an entire area of engineering which focuses on the management and administration of engineering projects. People who work in this area tend to look at the big picture by estimating costs and evaluating the worth of projects. They also deal with issues of safety, efficiency and organization. ETM has many different tracks such as Operation Research, Decision Making, Technology Marketing, New Product Development etc. Research methods are revolving in the field of ETM; different areas might use different research methods.
Neethirajan, Aarthi; Honnappa, Lokesh; Murthy, Mamatha; Borgan, Mohamed; Maheshwari, Priti; and Alzamil, Ziyad, "Research Methods used in Engineering and Technology Management research: A Trend Analysis" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 667.