Management research methods for engineering managers - A progress report on an experimental graduate course

Charles W N Thompson*

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Abstract

As part of a graduate program in engineering administration, a class of 16 experienced engineering managers were offered a course in methods used by academic researchers to study the research and development process. The academic researcher's development of propositions which he then tests through field study or experiment was presented as a method analogous to the design and testing process which the engineer uses for solving technical problems. Each engineering manager selected a management problem which he was concerned with, developed his propositions, and tested them under laboratory conditions. The class was able to use this method in evaluating management problems and proposed solutions, but, as of the time of this report, no field testing has been accomplished.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969
EventEarthmoving Industry Conference - Peoria, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 15 1969Apr 16 1969

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OtherEarthmoving Industry Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPeoria, IL
Period4/15/694/16/69

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Thompson, C. W. N. (1969). Management research methods for engineering managers - A progress report on an experimental graduate course. Paper presented at Earthmoving Industry Conference, Peoria, IL, United States. https://doi.org/10.4271/690362