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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9010016

An Interpretive Structural Modeling of Teamwork Training in Higher Education

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Department of Production & Automation Engineering, University of Skövde, P.O. Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden
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Department of Industrial Engineering, Minab Higher Education Center, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas 79177, Iran
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Modern Technology Development and Implementation Research Center, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas 79177, Iran
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Received: 28 November 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 January 2019 / Published: 16 January 2019
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Abstract

In the past decade, the importance of teamwork training in higher education and employers’ enthusiasm for recruiting team players have been widely discussed in the literature. Yet, the process through which effective teamwork training is developed in a higher education setting has not yet been properly discussed. The present study aims to map the precedence relationships among the key determinants of teamwork training effectiveness and explain the process through which an effective teamwork training program can be developed. The study first conducted an extensive review of the literature to highlight the key determinants of effective teamwork training. Next, the study benefitted from an interpretive structural modeling technique and captured the opinions of a group of teamwork training experts to further map the interrelationships among the potential determinants that were identified. By listing the key determinants of effective teamwork training, mapping their interrelationships, and identifying their driving and dependence power, the present study is expected to help practitioners and academicians through providing a detailed understanding of the process through which an effective teamwork training program can be developed in a higher education context. View Full-Text
Keywords: teamwork; higher education; determinants; interpretive structural modeling teamwork; higher education; determinants; interpretive structural modeling
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Fathi, M.; Ghobakhloo, M.; Syberfeldt, A. An Interpretive Structural Modeling of Teamwork Training in Higher Education. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 16.

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