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Collaborative competencies in professional social networking: Are students short changed by curriculum in business education?

Benson, Vladlena, Filippaios, Fragkiskos (2015) Collaborative competencies in professional social networking: Are students short changed by curriculum in business education? Computers in Human Behavior, 51 (Part B). pp. 1331-1339. ISSN 0747-5632. (doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.031) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Social networks have earned their indisputable place as a collaborative learning tool in education. In this paper, we address the gap in literature on developing a set of competencies to allow graduates to make the most of collaborative technologies for business and professional activity as well as career management. Based on a survey of over 600 business school graduates from AMBA accredited UK universities, we are able to identify the level of awareness and degree of application of professional usage of social networks amongst students. Our results show that work experience and age of the business students play a significant role in their usage of social networks for professional purposes, knowledge and career management. The data shows that younger students are more social networking savvy when it comes to identifying business opportunities, while older graduates are less confident. This is important as traditionally graduate students are individuals in their mid careers and the skill gap between generation Y and the experienced graduates need to be bridged by adequate curriculum changes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.031
Uncontrolled keywords: Collaborative learning environments; Professional networking; Career management; Graduate competencies; Curriculum design
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Fragkiskos Filippaios
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 09:33 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46669 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Filippaios, Fragkiskos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7458-1333
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