Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Engineers

Authors: Bosman, Lisa, Fernhaber, Stephanie

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  • Explores what the entrepreneurial mindset is and why it is important for engineers
  • Offers a structured approach for integrating the entrepreneurial mindset into existing engineering courses
  • Provides more than 25 examples and exercises
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This book provides engineering faculty members and instructors with a base understanding of why the entrepreneurial mindset is important to engineering students and how it can be taught. It helps advance entrepreneurship education for all engineering students, and equips educators with tools and strategies that allow them to teach the entrepreneurial mindset. Divided into four parts, this book explores what the entrepreneurial mindset is, and why it is important; shows how to get started and integrate the mindset into existing coursework so that curricula can focus on both technical/functional concepts and entrepreneurial ones as well; guides readers through the growing multitude of conferences, journals, networks, and online resources that are available; and provides solid examples to get the reader started. This book is an important resource for engineering educators as they learn how to remain competitive and cutting-edge in a field as fast-moving and dynamic as engineering.

About the authors

Lisa Bosman, Ph.D. develops and facilitates faculty professional development experiences to incorporate the entrepreneurial mindset into the engineering classroom within the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University. In addition, Lisa teaches a variety of engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, provides consulting related to the entrepreneurial mindset and best teaching practices, has received numerous grant awards to improve STEM curriculum, and is active within the Milwaukee start-up community. Prior to joining higher education, she worked with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, John Deere, and Oshkosh Corporation (formerly, Oshkosh Truck). Lisa received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Stephanie Fernhaber, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship within the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. She teaches a variety of entrepreneurial courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including The Entrepreneurial Mindset, First-Year Business Experience, Real Business Experience, and Social Entrepreneurship.  In addition to teaching, Stephanie conducts research in the areas of international entrepreneurship, networks and new venture strategy. Her background includes a combination of consulting, corporate finance and entrepreneurial initiatives. Stephanie received her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from Indiana University.

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“The pace of technical innovation and demand for economic competitiveness require a shift in how we educate engineers.  Engineering solutions must be developed not just to solve problems but more broadly to create value.  This “entrepreneurial mindset” applies not only to high growth commercial startups but also to large corporations, social enterprises, and civic organizations.  This book is a great “startup manual” for educators interested in understanding the entrepreneurial mindset and introducing its elements into an engineering program.” (Christopher A. Kitts, Director, Robotic Systems Laboratory; Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA)

"The entrepreneurial mindset is no longer an option, but a necessity to prepare our engineering students to create value and be change agents regardless of their career choice. As engineering educators, we must take the lead in exposing our students to the entrepreneurial mindset throughout the course of their study. This book provides dedicated educators with access to a collection of resources transferable to multiple engineering disciplines." (Kristina Ropella, PHD, Opus Dean, Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87075-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Engineers
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61412-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61412-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61411-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87075-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 142
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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