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A Proposed Model For The Incorporation Of The Enterprise Governance Topic In An Engineering Management Curriculum

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2000 Annual Conference

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St. Louis, Missouri

Publication Date

June 18, 2000

Start Date

June 18, 2000

End Date

June 21, 2000

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2153-5965

Page Count

9

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5.51.1 - 5.51.9

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https://peer.asee.org/8647

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Steven L. Cohen

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Dennis P. Slevin

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David I. Cleland

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Kim LaScola Needy

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Heather Nachtmann

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Session 3242

A Proposed Model for the Incorporation of the Enterprise Governance Topic in an Engineering Management Curriculum

Kim LaScola Needy1, David I. Cleland1, Dennis P. Slevin2, Heather Nachtmann1, Steven L. Cohen1

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Industrial Engineering1 1048 Benedum Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15261 412-624-9830 (phone); 412-624-9831 (fax)

Katz Graduate School of Business2 Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412-648-1553 (phone); 412-648-1693 (fax)

Abstract

Effective governance practices are essential to the success of both corporate and nonprofit enterprises. Although this topic is taught in some of the graduate business programs across the country, there is a noticeable void in this subject matter in the engineering management curriculum. This paper focuses on the topic of teaching enterprise governance in the engineering management curriculum. The objective is to propose what we believe to be a "first of its kind" model for the development of an engineering management course on enterprise governance. This paper will describe the development of this model along with a discussion of three major areas pertaining to the pedagogy of enterprise governance: Content, Delivery and Materials. We conclude with a discussion on how the proposed model can be adapted to fit the specific needs of an engineering management program.

1.0 Introduction

This paper extends the discussion of an ongoing research project on the study of enterprise governance that was introduced at last year’s ASEE conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last year’s presentation generated a lot of interest and positive feedback which encouraged us to present further findings from this work at the 2000 conference. Please refer to the Appendix for a description of this feedback.

Effective governance practices are essential to the success of both corporate and nonprofit enterprises. Engineering managers at all levels of management need to be skilled in successful governance board practices. It is likely that an engineer will chair a board, serve on a board or

Cohen, S. L., & Slevin, D. P., & Cleland, D. I., & Needy, K. L., & Nachtmann, H. (2000, June), A Proposed Model For The Incorporation Of The Enterprise Governance Topic In An Engineering Management Curriculum Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8647

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