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The MERge Model for Business Development

The Amalgamation of Management, Education and Research

Authors: Hazzan, Orit, Lis-Hacohen, Ronit

    • Presents an innovative model that meets the challenges of all aspects of STEM initiatives for business development
    • Features real case studies that illustrate the benefits of the MERge model
    • Contributes to the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM by merging and consolidating different methodologies and insights
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This Brief presents a new model for business development—MERge—to be implemented in practitioners’ professional development in general and in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives, particularly, in industry, educational institutions and public sector organizations. The authors aim to contribute to the field of innovation and entrepreneurship by merging and consolidating different methodologies and insights borrowed from the  "meta-professions" (referring to skills that can be expressed meaningfully after one has gained disciplinary and professional knowledge) of management, education, and research. Targeting three key groups—practitioners in industry, academic institutions and public sector organizations—this model proposes that all practitioners can further develop their unique expertise, as well as new skills, while acknowledging and applying the three meta-professions in their initiatives, on-going work and personal lives.

The authors acknowledge that in the postmodern era, where barriers between disciplines are falling in every aspect of professional life, managerial, educational and research skills are becoming increasingly essential and interdependent. Featuring case studies that illustrate how the MERge model is implemented in practice, this volume presents practical tools for integrating these key skills in a wide variety of initiatives in business, teaching and research contexts.



About the authors

Orit Hazzan is a Professor at the Technion’s Department of Education in Science and Technology. Her research interest is computer science and software engineering education. She has published more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and four books – three of them were published by Springer. In parallel to her academic research, she was an advisor to Israeli hi-tech companies on matters related to the implementation of agile project management. Currently, she works on change management processes in learning organizations in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Ronit Lis-Hacohen is a project manager at the Technion of two main initiatives: a) establishment of the Technion Guangdong campus in China and b) Technion MOOCs strategic development. She is an industrial and management engineer and IT analyst with twenty years of experience in designing and managing information systems projects in various fields, especially ERP projects. She has a master degree in Education from the Open University of Israel. 
The two authors have extensive experience in the implementation of the MERge model in industry, academia and the public sector in various managerial, educational, and research roles.


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  • ISBN 978-3-319-30224-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The MERge Model for Business Development
Book Subtitle
The Amalgamation of Management, Education and Research
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30225-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30225-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30224-9
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 122
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