This study reveals the similarities and differences in European PSM job advertisements; the gap between ‘job ads’ and ‘literature’ and between those and PSM-curricula-literature. Employers and scholars emphasise on explicit and tacit knowledge and soft skills, whereas academia teach mostly explicit knowledge. Currently employers prefer experienced, seniors with a BASc-degree. However, stronger focus on PSM increases the demand for PSM professionals. Therefore master degree students are necessary to fulfil the need for qualified personnel. European universities face the challenge to close the gap with employers’ requirements and they should consider establishing new PSM chairs and introducing a PSM curriculum.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 26th annual IPSERA Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Coping with the Future: Picking your Battles|
|Publisher||International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Mar 2017|
|Event||26th Annual IPSERA Conference 2017 - Budapest/Balatonfured, Hungary|
Duration: 9 Apr 2017 → 12 Apr 2017
Conference number: 26
|Conference||26th Annual IPSERA Conference 2017|
|Period||9/04/17 → 12/04/17|
Stek, K., Koch, V., Zunk, B. M., & Schiele, H. (2017). Challenges for Educators in PSM-Curricula: Quest for closing the gap with employers’ requirements. In Proceedings of the 26th annual IPSERA Conference: Coping with the Future: Picking your Battles International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA).