Action planning intervention to identify how to improve selection processes for internships


  • Juan A. Marin-Garcia Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Eduardo González Schneider Electric
  • Myriam Carrasco Schneider Electric
  • Daniel Ros Schneider Electric



Internship, action research, recruitment, industrial engineering, operations management


In this research into participatory action research, by a team formed by researchers and people in charge in various areas of several multinational companies, we reflected on the advantages and disadvantages of internships and we proposed a procedure for companies to improve the recruitment and selection of industrial engineers, while strengthening relationships between the university and companies, attracting students’ interest, improving their professional competences and providing evidence for their students’ real learning to degree managers at the same time.


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Juan A. Marin-Garcia, Universitat Politècnica de València

ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas

ResearcherID A-4069-2011

Scopus Author ID 14024595300


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How to Cite

Marin-Garcia, J. A., González, E., Carrasco, M., & Ros, D. (2016). Action planning intervention to identify how to improve selection processes for internships. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 7(2), 127–139.



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