In order to meet the increasing expectations of industry,
technology management programs combine the application
of technical skills with management competencies. The aim
of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied
Engineering (ATMAE) is to develop professionals
committed to solving complex technological problems,
while advancing the technologist and applied engineering
workforce. However, there is a wide variability of perceptions
regarding the technologist and the technology manager.
Clarity concerning the required competencies for an entry-
level technology manager is essential. In order for technology
management programs to be relevant, their competencies
must be acknowledged and agreed upon. In addition,
these technology management competencies must be
aligned with accreditation and certification agencies within
a body of knowledge. In this paper, the authors propose a
set of common technology management core competencies.
This research project sought to validate the competencies
using reviews of literature with field, panel, and survey research.
The findings indicated that the Technology Management
Competency Model has both face and content validity
with regard to applied and managerial contexts. Furthermore,
the model identifies those competencies deemed most
important by ATMAE members.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_doggett/14/