Working on an assignment with people you'll never meet! Case study on learning operations management in international teams

Peter D. Ball, Hilary J. Grierson, Jo Min, John K. Jackman, Patrick Patterson

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Abstract

This paper examines the results of an international team-based operations management assignment that runs between two universities. The work shows the benefits of giving students a taste of real-life operations management problems both from a technical point of view as well as the challenges faced when working to short timescales, with unfamiliar team players and across time zones. The work has generated valuable understanding of the approach required to set up such inter-institution assignments. It has enabled a process model to be developed to allow others to extract the key stages required for setting up and running them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-377
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Educational technologies
  • International team assignment
  • Operations management

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