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Effective Management Development Must Prepare Engineers For Top Level Global Management Tasks

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.173.1 - 1.173.7



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Hamid Khan

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Session 2360

Effective Management Development Must Prepare Engineers for Top Level Global Management Tasks

Hamid Khan Ball State University

Large corporations are struggling for assured of high program quality. (Grotelueschen, survival. The reasons vary. For some, it is the march 1986) of global competition into markets once dominated by the United States. For others , it is the impact and This paper will apply a comprehensive push toward deregulation and a freer economy. For evaluation research method which is drawn from still others it is a court decree that forces them to published researches in educational research methods divest themselves of major operations, which may as applied to management development of become rivals in the marketplace. But whatever the engineering executives for providing leadership to reason for struggling in today’s business organizations. This paper will give an example of environments, the result is the same: increased effective management development program competition. Fully one-third of the organizations evaluation and review technique using demographic listed in the Fortune 500 in 1970 have ceased to exist profiles of executives and examine the impact of in 1988 ( Bolt, 1989). Many others which have decision making styles, learning styles, and continued in business have done so only after importance/competence of managerial skills. surviving bankruptcies or mergers. Such a change rate is not surprising because the competitive History of Management Development marketplace is volatile and strategies for competition are changing at a dramatic rate. The restrictions of In a 1988 study of corporate management access to unique technology are declining as efforts, Lyman W. Porter of the University of technology becomes less and less proprietary and California at Irvine and Lawrence E. McKibbin of therefore available to several competitors in the same the University of Oklahoma argued that it was a market. A corporation can no longer rely solely on serious mistake for corporations to put other needs exclusive technology. Harsh realities of this new ahead of personnel development. Corporate competitive environment have dictated new rules for management development was judged a necessity to corporate managements. Many have downsized their help top people learn new principles of effective companies to streamline operations. management. Porter has observed, “ You can’t run business like you did in the 1940’s” or even the ’80s According to Grotelueschen (1986), or ‘90s. professional development of managers is important to executive success and organizational Purdue University Engineering/Management competitiveness, and it is imperative that only quality Program is a program which purports to develop management development programs are offered and competent managers. This study will investigate the evaluated for effectiveness. effectiveness of the Purdue University Engineering/ Management Program in developing managers’ As professional knowledge increases in complexity leadership competencies. Leadership effectiveness and practice circumstances change, professionals are which is attributable to the program will be being held accountable for maintaining and summarized and analyzed regarding increased developing proficiency in the quality of services they competence in managerial skills, decision making provide. At the same time, they must justify time styles, and learning skills linked to participants’ spent away from their professional duties in CPE various academic and professional responsibilities. (Continuing Professional Education). Since justification for participation must come from Growth, development and change are expected program benefits, participants must be inevitable and natural phenomena that affect

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Khan, H. (1996, June), Effective Management Development Must Prepare Engineers For Top Level Global Management Tasks Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. 10.18260/1-2--6004

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