James, Susan and Warhurst, Chris and Tholen, Gerbrand and Commander, Johanna (2013) What we know and what we need to know about graduate skills. Work, Employment and Society, 27 (6). pp. 952-963. ISSN 0950-0170Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The expansion of higher education has led to more graduates in the UK labour market. Despite government expectations, this expansion has not boosted national economic competitiveness. This article argues that current understanding of the impact of graduates’ skills is limited by methodological and conceptual narrowness in current research and that a broader research agenda is required. This agenda needs to cover not just the supply but also the demand, development and deployment of graduates’ skills and, as a consequence, distinguish between ‘graduate skills’ acquired in higher education and the ‘skills of graduates’ formed prior to, in and parallel to higher education.
|Keywords:||analytical framework, graduate labour, skills of graduates, UK labour market, Management. Industrial Management, Business, Management and Accounting(all)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2013 10:26|
|Last modified:||21 Apr 2017 08:08|