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Competencies and skills for future Industrial Engineers defined in Spanish degrees

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dc.contributor.author Santandreu Mascarell, Cristina es_ES
dc.contributor.author Canós Darós, Lourdes es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pons Morera, Carlos es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-30T14:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-30T14:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 2013-0953
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/28361
dc.description.abstract [EN] Purpose: This paper has a double purpose. First, to analyze the competencies and skills proposed as ideals for an Industrial Engineering degree and identify them in the current study plans implemented in Spanish universities. Second, to check the fit between competencies and skills described in Spanish Industrial Engineering degrees and a real business environment. Design/methodology/approach: We searched information from universities through the web www.universia.es and obtained the list of all Spanish Universities, which have been filtered one by one according to their studies about Industrial Engineering degree. In addition, to compare competencies with real business world we have used results provided from the web analysis and from a previous paper in which a qualitative methodology called grounded theory was used. Findings: On one hand, we have analyzed and identified the competencies and skills proposed as ideals for an Industrial Engineering degree in the current study plans implemented in Spanish universities: competencies as multidisciplinariety and R&D are considered in all the universities, but commercial or environment are not so popular. On the other hand we have checked the fit between competencies and skills described in Spanish Industrial Engineering degrees and a real business environment. As a result, competencies as rotation, experience, company vision and corporative strategy are in all the analyzed study plans, but competencies as shared vision, free access to information and involvement of managers do not appear in new degrees, but they are required in real business. Research limitations/implications: About the origin of information, we use official web sites belonging to Spanish public and some private universities, and corresponding schools. Some universities have not updated the information about degrees in Industrial Engineering, and they still have old plans information. Moreover, the comparison we can make between the competencies of degrees and the needs to develop the Industrial Engineering profession is theoretical because the introduction of new degrees has just started and there are no graduates. Practical implications: The principal practical implication is to identify a professional profile of the engineer common to most Spanish universities and therefore facilitate the selection of one curricula or another for students. These can lead to check with the first graduates whether or not the competencies acquired in University fit in the business world. On the other hand, from a professional point of view, we open a future line of research by testing competencies acquired by graduates and competencies required in the professional field, as well as the study of these competencies in the professional field. In addition, current employees may decide to recycle their competencies or acquire new ones knowing the design of new degrees. Originality/value: There are no comparative studies about competencies a Spanish Industrial Engineer has to acquire in University to develop his or her professional work. In consequence, there are not comparative studies about competencies acquired in university and profiles demanded by companies in real business world. This paper deals with both topics. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Partially supported with projects TIN2008-06872-C04-02 and PIME-A003/10 from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher OmniaScience es_ES
dc.relation MCYT/TIN2008-06872-C04-02 es_ES
dc.relation UPV/PIME-A003/10 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Competencies es_ES
dc.subject Skills es_ES
dc.subject Industrial Engineering degree es_ES
dc.subject Spanish universities es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA FINANCIERA Y CONTABILIDAD es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title Competencies and skills for future Industrial Engineers defined in Spanish degrees es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3926/jiem.2011.v4n1.p13-30
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Santandreu Mascarell, C.; Canós Darós, L.; Pons Morera, C. (2011). Competencies and skills for future Industrial Engineers defined in Spanish degrees. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management. 4(1):13-30. doi:10.3926/jiem.2011.v4n1.p13-30 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jiem.2011.v4n1.p13-30 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 13 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 30 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 4
dc.description.issue 1
dc.relation.senia 212502
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
dc.contributor.funder Universitat Politècnica de València


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