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Technology Management: a cross-disciplinary master program with a focus on Leadership

Johnsson, Charlotta LU ; Nilsson, Carl-Henric LU and Kleppestø, Stein LU (2016) In Engineering Management Research 5(2). p.40-46
Abstract
Leadership is important. Management is important. However, leadership and management is not the same thing, in fact they are fundamentally different. In a cross disciplinary master programme named Technology Management at Lund University, Sweden, the students are given opportunities to study and learn management, however, what makes the program unique is its profound focus on leadership. The Technology Management programme includes six courses, Teamwork and Leadership being one of them. In this course, theories and knowledge in leadership is learnt and discussed, this is then intertwined into the other courses in which it is practiced, and finally the outcome is brought back to the Teamwork and Leadership course for further discussions. In... (More)
Leadership is important. Management is important. However, leadership and management is not the same thing, in fact they are fundamentally different. In a cross disciplinary master programme named Technology Management at Lund University, Sweden, the students are given opportunities to study and learn management, however, what makes the program unique is its profound focus on leadership. The Technology Management programme includes six courses, Teamwork and Leadership being one of them. In this course, theories and knowledge in leadership is learnt and discussed, this is then intertwined into the other courses in which it is practiced, and finally the outcome is brought back to the Teamwork and Leadership course for further discussions. In addition to this the students are writing daily reflections in a so called Learning Journal, over a one-year period, making it possible for the students to reflect over and thereby shaping shape their own leadership style and mindset. Course evaluations and placement reports indicates that the students learning about theories, practice and mindset related to leadership is the ranked as the most valuable learning from their entire educational curricula/period. (Less)
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Leadership, leadership development, Technology Management, Higher education
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Engineering Management Research
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5
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Canadian Center of Science and Education
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10.5539/emr.v5n2p40
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  author       = {Johnsson, Charlotta and Nilsson, Carl-Henric and Kleppestø, Stein},
  issn         = {1927-7326},
  keyword      = {Leadership,leadership development,Technology Management,Higher education},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {40--46},
  publisher    = {Canadian Center of Science and Education},
  series       = {Engineering Management Research},
  title        = {Technology Management: a cross-disciplinary master program with a focus on Leadership},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/emr.v5n2p40},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2016},
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