Managerial career learning in engineering: An integrated approach

Quey-Jen Yeh, Tai Ping Chang

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Career-related continual learning often involves formal and informal, off- and on-the-job learning, as characterized by the three types: formal off-the-job classroom learning, informal self-training, and task characteristics learning. A questionnaire survey and Structural Equation Modeling serves to test propositions pertaining to the interactive effects of these three categories of learning. The model derives from implicit belief and self-efficacy theories, which stress how personal beliefs help translate external data. A career stage and work characteristic model also provides guidelines for designing managerial task characteristics for engineering. The sample, representing 449 engineering careerists from six technical enterprises in Taiwan, comprises both R&D and general engineers and managers. The results suggest that the best managerial learning occurs after engineers practice management at work. Of the three learning methods, self-training engenders the most benefits, though the creation of these benefits depends on the task characteristics of the on-the-job learning opportunities offered by organizations. Namely, the combined way generates the best learning way for management in engineering. Off-the-job classroom training should be provided to young engineers, who have not yet had chances to learn management in the workplace. Overall, the findings suggest that management is learnable; however, it requires proper multiscale measurements to reflect engineers' actual learning experience.

原文English
主出版物標題Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
頁面61-66
頁數6
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2011 九月 26
事件1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
持續時間: 2011 六月 272011 六月 30

出版系列

名字Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011

Other

Other1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
國家United States
城市San Jose, CA
期間11-06-2711-06-30

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

引用此

Yeh, Q-J., & Chang, T. P. (2011). Managerial career learning in engineering: An integrated approach. 於 Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 (頁 61-66). [5995929] (Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ITMC.2011.5995929