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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Higher education institutes are facing increasing pressure to ensure that graduates are equipped with the right set of attributes that will make them desirable to potential employers. To deal with this pressure, universities have for some time been embedding employability attributes into their curriculum through classroom-based teaching and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Erickson, Richard C.; Asselin, Yves A. – Journal of Education for Business, 1986
Describes a study conducted to identify and prioritize the competencies that will be required of clerical personnel who will be working in automated offices of the future. Competencies that should be included in all business and office education curricula include communication and language skills, office automation skills, management skills, and…
Descriptors: Automation, Clerical Occupations, Communication Skills, Competence
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham; Eldabi, Tillal – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
While higher education institutes attempt to adapt their curricula to cope with national employability strategies, there remain some significant variations between what employers want and the attributes possessed by new graduates. Using a systematic review of literature and focused scanning of the job market, the authors aimed to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Varner, Iris Z.; Grogg, Patricia Marcum – Journal of Education for Business, 1986
This study examines user insights on the issues of keyboarding and computer knowledge. It presents reactions of first-time microcomputer users and reveals insights that may be helpful to educators presenting courses to this population. Recommendations are presented and fall into three categories: lab schedule, microcomputer as typewriter, and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Laboratories, Microcomputers, Teaching Methods