Computer Sciences Applied to Management at Open University of Catalonia: Development of Competences of Teamworks

  • Carlos Cabañero Pisa
  • Enric Serradell López
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


Teamwork is considered one of the most important professional skills in today’s business environment. More specifically, the collaborative work between professionals and information technology managers from various functional areas is a strategic key in competitive business. Several university-level programs are focusing on developing these skills. This article presents the case of the course Computer Science Applied to Management (hereafter CSAM) that has been designed with the objective to develop the ability to work cooperatively in interdisciplinary teams. For their design and development have been addressed to the key elements of efficiency that appear in the literature, most notably the establishment of shared objectives and a feedback system, the management of the harmony of the team, their level of autonomy, independence, diversity and level of supervision. The final result is a subject in which, through a working virtual platform, interdisciplinary teams solve a problem raised by a case study.


teamworks skills assessment collaborative work learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Cabañero Pisa
    • 1
  • Enric Serradell López
    • 1
  1. 1.Business and Sciences DepartmentOpen University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

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