Developing an internationally competitive managerial workforce is indispensable for leading in a global business environment. This study recognises the important technical and business skills and personal attributes necessary to support the 'employability' of undergraduate business students in China.The employers (n=69) and under graduate business students (n=281) were surveyed regarding their perceptions on the importance of certain general business and technical skills and personal attributes which contribute to employability of the students in the industries in China. The analysis of data indicates that significant differences were shown to exist between students and employers in their perceptions of each of the three 'employability' support fields. Results also suggest the overall importance of establishing a platform for the career advancement of graduates. Based on the findings, specific implications related to employers, students and educational institutions were identified. The study offers new insights into the concept of employability by reclamation of the value of skills and personal attributes required at work place. The paper addresses a foundation to support the 'job-readiness' and 'employability' of business graduates as well as the development of industry-relevant international business programs to improve the 'employability' of business graduates.
|Title of host publication||Transnational Firms, Markets and Institutions|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Challenges and Opportunities for International Business|
|Place of Publication||Belgium|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference - Brennan, Germany, Germany|
Duration: 12 Dec 2013 → 14 Dec 2013
|Conference||European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference|
|Period||12/12/13 → 14/12/13|
Ramudu, B., & Li, G. (2013). Internationalisation of Business Education: Examining Employability Skill Dimensions and Job Fit in China. In Transnational Firms, Markets and Institutions: New Challenges and Opportunities for International Business (pp. 1-30). EIBA.