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GEC Project - Scenario Index

The Global Engineering Competency (GEC) project aims to help technical professionals learn to more effectively span cultural boundaries. At the heart of this project is a collection of 70+ global engineering work scenarios designed for instruction and assessment. All freely available scenarios in our collection are listed on this page. For links to usage tips and other resources, see our About page.

ID Title Use Country GEC* Sector Job Role Situation Org B/S Other
1 Shanghai Quality Training China TC N/A Quality Engineer Manufacturing Intra-Team, Hierarchical N/A
3 Chongqing Tooling Training China TC Automotive Automotive Engineer Manufacturing Inter-Team
Hierarchical
N/A
5 Rating for Training Training or Assessment China TC Agricultural Manager Personnel Inter-Team
Hierarchical
N/A
7 Distant Collaboration Training China  TC Information Technology Early Career R&D Intra-Team, Hierarchical  N/A
8 Beijing Plant Start-up Training China  TC N/A Manager Plant Start-Up Inter-Organizational,
Hierarchical 
N/A
20 Contract Conditions Training China  TC Sales Sales Engineer   Contract Inter-Organizational,
Hierarchical
N/A
24 Modification Request Training China  TC Manufacturing Mechanical Design Engineer Contract Inter-Organizational,
Hierarchical
N/A
33 Backward Fans Training China  TC Vendor/Suplier   Civil Engineer Contract Inter-Organizational, N/A
34 Foreign Expert Training China  TC Petroleum Sales Engineer  Personnel Inter-Organizational,
Intra-Team
Inter-Team
Hierarchical
N/A
16C Suspicious User Training China  ESR Sales Sales Engineer Regulatory Inter-Organizational N/A
58 Alternate Feedstock Training China  ESR Manufacturing,
Vendor/Suplier 
Biomedical Engineer Regulatory Inter-Organizational  N/A
72C Shanghai Safety Glasses Training China  ESR Automotive Industrial Engineer  Regulatory Inter-Team N/A
46 Critical Drivetrain Component Training China  TC,EC Automotive  Industrial Engineer,
Product Manager
Manufacturing,
Vendor/Suplier
Inter-Organizational   N/A
47 80% Chance Training China  EC Chemical Environmental Engineer Regulatory Inter-Organizational   N/A
11 Karen in Tokyo Training Japan TC Automotive Manager Personnel Inter-Organizational,
Inter-Team,
Intra-Team,
Hierarchical
Gender
52 Native Expert Training Mexico EC Petroleum Petroleum Engineer Personnel Inter-Team,
Hierarchical

N/A

 

38 Design Work Training Germany EC Design Product Manager Joint Venture Inter-Team N/A
43G Finishing Design Training Germany EC Electronic Design Design Engineer R&D Inter-Team
Hierarchical
N/A
44 Uncertain Specifications Training Germany TC Design Design Engineer Contract Inter-Organizational,
Inter-Team,
Hierarchical
N/A

45

Qualifications Tightrope Training Germany EC Manufacturing Process Engineer R&DPersonnel Inter-Team,
Hierarchical
N/A
55 Germain Joint Venture Training Germany ECTC Technology Technical Manager R&DJoing Venture Inter-Organizational,
Hierarchical
N/A
73 ISO in Rhur Training  Germany EC Manufacturing Industrial Engineer Regulatory Inter-Team,
Hierarchical
N/A
78 Stuttgart Foam Training Germany TCESR  Manufacturing Packaging Engineer Packaging Inter-Team,
Hierarchical
N/A

* TC=Technical Coordination, EC=Engineering Cultures, ESR=Ethics, Standards, and Regulations. For more information, see our Category Guide.

Additional Resources: GEC Project - About, GEC Project - Resource Guide, GEC Project - Category Guide

Citation: Jesiek, B. K. and Woo, S. E. (Eds.). (2018). GEC Project - Scenario Index. Retrieved from https://geec.info/gec-index

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1160455 and 1254323. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. We also acknowledge support for this work from Purdue's Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR).