Annotated Bibliography: Are Business Students Work-Ready?

Annotated Bibliography: Are Business Students Work-Ready?

Governmental and media reports suggest that university graduates are not adequately prepared to work in globalised workplaces that are complex and diverse. This view is echoed by; graduates and graduate employers. Using the references cited below explore what competencies would make business graduates more employable in the global environment, and how Universities can help develop such competencies.

An annotated bibliography provides an explanation of the best available research on a given research topic. The annotation usually contains a brief summary of content and a short analysis or evaluation of the research article.

You must use Chicago referencing style 

The goal of this assessment is to reflect, summarise, critique and evaluate research, about the research topic: Are business students work-ready?

For the annotated bibliography, use five journal articles including the two referenced below. You must find three other recent (since 2010) journal articles that address the research topic Are business students work-ready. Prepare an annotation of each article with the goal of informing the reader as to the content, relevance and quality of the research (about 200 words for each article).

You must annotate five journal articles including the following two: 

Jackson, Denise. 2014. “Testing a model of undergraduate competence in employability skills and its implications for stakeholders.” Journal of Education and Work 27 (2): 220-242. DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2012.718750


Wilton, Nick. 2011. Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? the case of business and management graduates. Work, Employment & Society 25 (1): 85- 100. DOI:10.1177/0950017010389244

+3 recent (2010+) peer reviewed journal articles that you find, that are related to the research topic Are business students work-ready

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This article tests a model of undergraduate capability in workplaces together with its impact on stakeholders. Persons who possess employability skills are vital in the modern day workplace. However, firms are struggling to acquire employees who have the skills and competencies they…

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