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ERIC Number: EJ1215313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Communication Activities in the 21st Century Business Environment
Cyphert, Dale; Holke-Farnam, Corrine; Dodge, Elena N.; Lee, W. Eric; Rosol, Sarah
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v82 n2 p169-201 Jun 2019
Effective undergraduate instruction requires accurate knowledge of professional communication practices and employer expectations, but ongoing contradictions between academic and professional expectations reflect historical, rhetorical, and pedagogical causes for inaccurate presumptions. Taking a customer service perspective, one business faculty revised its undergraduate goals in terms of empirically determined employer expectations. Interviewing professionals familiar with expectations of entry-level business graduates, the authors identified 10 communication activities, each comprising three to nine subtasks that constitute entry-level communication competencies. The results suggest a need to reconsider traditional curricular organization and instructional focus across the business curriculum to develop relevant skills across all business majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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