USING INSTITUTIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO ‘REVERSEENGINEER’ A LARGE ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Mike Klassen, Doug Reeve, Annie Simpson, Robin Sacks, Greg Evans

Abstract


Leadership is poised to become a major feature of engineering education, but the question of how to grow programs within the institutional context of
engineering faculties remains largely unanswered by the literature. Our analysis of a single historic case study of Canada’s largest engineering leadership institute sheds light on some of the strategies used to grow from a small program to a stable educational unit. We find valuable insights on how to generalize these findings by applying concepts from institutional entrepreneurship to make sense of founder strategies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24908/pceea.v0i0.6506