Understanding cultural issues, developing cross-cultural communication skills and recognizing the need to effectively apply these skills in the global arena are becoming critical success factors for an increasing number of engineers. To address these needs, an engineering management class has been developed at the University of Missouri-Rolla, USA, that uses a team project approach as the major method to achieve the learning objectives. The student teams develop training manuals for dealing with engineers from specific international cultures, based on the material learned in class as well as personal interactions with individuals of the specific ethnic background. An application of this class design is described.
H. E. Nystrom, "Managing Cultural Differences for Engineers," Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference, 1997, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.1997.635977
Frontiers in Education Conference, 1997
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
USA; Critical Success Factors; Cross-Cultural Communication Skills; Cultural Differences; Cultural Issues; Educational Courses; Engineering Education; Engineering Management Education; Ethnic Backgrounds; International Cultures; Learning Objectives; Management Education; Professional Aspects; Professional Communication; Student Teams; Teaching; Training Manuals; University Courses
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