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Graduate Employability in Context

Theory, Research and Debate

Editors: Tomlinson, Michael, Holmes, Leonard (Eds.)

  • Explores the position of graduate employability within higher education and related policy
  • Highlights the joint social and economic aspects of graduate employability
  • Suggests future directions for curricula, policy and research aiding the transition of graduates from education to employment
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About this book

This book explores the highly significant and contested area of graduate employability and employment which is paid so much attention by those in the media and policy-makers. This is driven largely by concerns over the wider economic impact and value of graduates as increasing numbers complete their studies in higher education. At a time when graduates are seen as key to economic success, the critical question remains as to how their employability plays out in a changing labour market. This book brings together innovative approaches and research to present an extensive survey of the field. It provides insight on what is a complex and often elusive social and economic problem, ranging from how graduate employability is constructed as an economic and policy agenda to explorations of how graduates manage the transition from higher education to paid employment and finally to suggest future directions for curricula, policy and research. 

About the authors

Michael Tomlinson is Associate Professor at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK.  He has published widely in the areas of graduate employability, Higher Education policy and lifelong learning. His previous book was Education, Work and Identity.

Leonard Holmes is Reader in Management at the Business School, University of Roehampton, UK. His interests are in the areas of graduate employability, skills, competence and management training and development. His previous book was The Dominance of Management: A Participatory Critique.

Reviews

“This book is a welcomed contribution to better understanding the variety and complexity of issues related to graduate employability. The differing approaches taken by the authors span a wide range of differing contexts, structural changes, psycho-social dynamics and other personal factors and in so doing help provide valuable new insights.” (Professor Ronald McQuaid, University of Stirling, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Graduate Employability in Context: Charting a Complex, Contested and Multi-Faceted Policy and Research Field

    Tomlinson, Michael

    Pages 1-40

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  • Graduate Employability: A Critical Oversight

    Rothwell, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 41-63

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  • Employability, Employment and the Establishment of Higher Education Graduates in the Labour Market

    Nilsson, Staffan

    Pages 65-85

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  • Critical Perspectives on Graduate Employability

    Burke, Ciaran (et al.)

    Pages 87-107

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  • Developing a More Coherent and Robust Basis for Employability Research: A Critical Realist Perspective

    Cashian, Paul

    Pages 109-128

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57168-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57167-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Graduate Employability in Context
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research and Debate
Editors
  • Michael Tomlinson
  • Leonard Holmes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57168-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57168-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57167-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 377
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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