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ERIC Number: EJ1000031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Graduate Employability: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Employers' Perceptions
Cai, Yuzhuo
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v65 n4 p457-469 Apr 2013
This study provides a conceptual framework for understanding what employers think about the value of graduates with similar educational credentials in the workplace (their employability), using insights from the new institutionalism. In this framework, the development of employers' beliefs about graduates' employability is broken into a number of factors and mechanisms, including exogenous factors, initial signalling effects and the processes of both private and public learning. With such conceptualisation, this article discusses the implications for international higher education providers on how to improve their graduates' employment by influencing employers' beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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