Educating future product developers in collaborative product development: lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course

Nusa Fain, Nikola Vukasinovic, Roman Zavbi

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Abstract

Changes in the business environment, responses of companies
to these changes and the available information and
communication technologies (ICT) pose a number of challenges
to present and future product developers, as well as to
educational institutions. An appropriate response to these
challenges is to create a solid basis for strategies to combat
stronger competition, since existing educational programs have
provided this only to a small extent. In our opinion, the E-GPR
course carried out by 5 European universities reflects the tasks
of professional product development teams and their work
conditions as realistically as possible and will enable students
attending the E-GPR course who will soon enter the
professional world to later progress along a steeper learning
curve. This paper focuses on the role of communication
between members of virtual teams and presents experiences
gathered during the organization, designing and performance of
each year’s courses.

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Conference2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period10/07/09 → …

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  • education
  • future product developers
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Fain, N., Vukasinovic, N., & Zavbi, R. (2009). Educating future product developers in collaborative product development: lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course. Paper presented at 2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation, Orlando, United States.
Fain, Nusa ; Vukasinovic, Nikola ; Zavbi, Roman. / Educating future product developers in collaborative product development : lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course. Paper presented at 2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation, Orlando, United States.6 p.
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Educating future product developers in collaborative product development : lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course. / Fain, Nusa; Vukasinovic, Nikola; Zavbi, Roman.

2009. Paper presented at 2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation, Orlando, United States.

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Fain N, Vukasinovic N, Zavbi R. Educating future product developers in collaborative product development: lessons learned from the european global product realization (EGPR) international course. 2009. Paper presented at 2nd international multi-conference on engineering and technological innovation, Orlando, United States.