Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees

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Abstract

This study attempts to investigate the gap between the important elements of Higher Education Institutions' graduates' attributes and their actual performance when employed by industry. The dimensions of attributes and the performance of these graduates are considered in four broad areas, namely knowledge, skills, abilities and personality. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire distributed to Human Resource Managers or supervisors of the graduates in 1000 top companies in Malaysia. The results show that the graduates' performance failed to meet managers' perceptions of the importance attributes that should be possessed by these graduates. Therefore, the Higher Education Institutions should take prompt action to review the current curriculum in order to meet industry demands and to produce employable graduates. Curriculum design should be directed towards attributes that are expected of the graduates and relevant to the industry and market needs. It will allow for corrective actions and improve perceived problem areas that covered all four dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management
Subtitle of host publicationAn Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages901-918
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780982148938
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2010
Event14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Jun 201024 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameBusiness Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010
Volume2

Other

Other14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period23/06/1024/06/10

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Curricula
Education
Personnel
Industry
Managers
Supervisory personnel
Employees
Curriculum design
Higher education institutions
Malaysia
Questionnaire
Supervisors
Attribute importance
Human resources
Curriculum

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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Daud, S., Abidin, N., Sapuan, N. M., & Rajadurai, J. (2010). Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees. In Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010 (pp. 901-918). (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010; Vol. 2). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.
Daud, Salina ; Abidin, Nurazariah ; Sapuan, Noraina Mazuin ; Rajadurai, Jegatheesan. / Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees. Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2010. pp. 901-918 (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010).
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Daud, S, Abidin, N, Sapuan, NM & Rajadurai, J 2010, Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees. in Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010. Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010, vol. 2, International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, pp. 901-918, 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 23/06/10.

Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees. / Daud, Salina; Abidin, Nurazariah; Sapuan, Noraina Mazuin; Rajadurai, Jegatheesan.

Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2010. p. 901-918 (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010; Vol. 2).

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Daud S, Abidin N, Sapuan NM, Rajadurai J. Innovative higher education curriculum design towards creating sustainable and competitive employees. In Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA. 2010. p. 901-918. (Business Transformation through Innovation and Knowledge Management: An Academic Perspective - Proceedings of the 14th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2010).