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dc.contributor.author Pellicer Armiñana, Eugenio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Yepes Piqueras, Víctor es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ortega Llarena, Alejandro Javier es_ES
dc.contributor.author Carrión García, Andrés es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T07:23:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T07:23:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1052-3928 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/89675
dc.description.abstract [EN] The construction industry demands managerial skills for professionals working within it, especially from those having an undergraduate civil engineering degree, which is generally pursued through graduate programs [master of science (M.Sc.) degrees] in the construction management field. This paper checks how graduate students views are relevant in order to assess and improve these M.Sc. programs. The research is performed through a survey based on a sample of 534 graduate students from several American and European universities. Using confirmatory factor analysis with the survey data, it has been corroborated that the construction management field can be mapped according to two dimensions: infrastructure lifecycle and organizational breakdown. Furthermore, by means of an exploratory factor analysis, six components or approaches for a graduate program in the construction management field are highlighted as important by the respondents: leadership, built environment stakeholders, innovation and quality, economics, business management, and project management. The organizational point of view is clearly identified by the students: its four variables are highlighted as principal components. However, regarding the infrastructure lifecycle, certain important facets, such as feasibility analysis and operation and maintenance of infrastructure, are considered by graduate students less important than classical design and construction. The findings of this research can help improve the curricula of graduate programs in the construction management field. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors are indebted to Professors Luis F. Alarc´on, Salvador García, David Eaton, Pawel Nowak, Gloria I. Carvajal, Sheyla M. B. Serra, Carlos T. Formoso, M. Dolores Martinez-Aires, and José C. Teixeira for their collaboration throughout this study. The authors also thank all the participants in the study. The questionnaire survey was possible due to partial support from the following agencies and projects: CYTED (Project GESST-IC, Network 309RT0375), European Commission (Life Long Learning Program, Project MBAIC, Grant No. 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37822), and Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Project BRIDLIFE, Grant No. BIA2014-56574-R).
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.relation CYTED/GESST-IC/309RT0375
dc.relation MINECO/BIA2014-56574-R
dc.relation EU/MBAIC/2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37822
dc.relation.ispartof JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Curricula es_ES
dc.subject Construction management es_ES
dc.subject Graduate students es_ES
dc.subject Market demand es_ES
dc.subject Survey es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION es_ES
dc.subject.classification ESTADISTICA E INVESTIGACION OPERATIVA es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.title Market demands on construction management: A view from graduate students es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000334 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa Aplicadas y Calidad - Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa Aplicades i Qualitat es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción y de Proyectos de Ingeniería Civil - Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció i de Projectes d'Enginyeria Civil es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pellicer Armiñana, E.; Yepes Piqueras, V.; Ortega Llarena, AJ.; Carrión García, A. (2017). Market demands on construction management: A view from graduate students. JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE. 143(4):1-11. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000334 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000334 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 11 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 143 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 336556 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Programa Iberoamericano Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)


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