In a global economy the need for skilled (IT) professionals is greater than ever. But do present academic curricula meet this need? Obviously actual approaches in economy as Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME) require another “type of graduate”: young people from various disciplines to become so-called T-shaped professionals. This paper describes the dilemma of the Generation Google although being well familiar with new technologies, it is quite too often neither interested nor educated properly to take up an IT profession. We will have a look at new teaching approaches considering proto- and interdisciplinarity and think about the new type of IT professional in a global economy, the T-shaped enterprise engineer.
Heinemann, Elizabeth, "Educating T-Shaped Professionals" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 693.