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Analyzing Skill Profile Among Business Graduates: Is it Generic or Specific?

Chung-Khain Wye


Yet-Mee Lim

Chung-Khain Wye 1
Yet-Mee Lim 2

  1. Department, Department Of Economics, University/Institution: Universiti, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Town/City, Kampar, Perak, Country, Malaysia 1

  2. Department, Department Of International Business, University/Institution, Universiti, Tunku , Abdul Rahman, Town/City,Sungai Long, Selangor, Country, Malaysia 2


Empirical studies on skill profile required at the workplace have focused on individual job function and industry per se. These studies may have ignored the potential heterogeneity of skill requirement across job functions and industries. Some of the skills may be occupation-specific, industry-specific or generically applicable across occupations and industries. Based on a Malaysian case study on 45 managers of five different job positions who had experience in job recruitment in six different industries, this study shows that not only are skills and abilities, personal attributes, and content knowledge statistically specific to industry and job, some of the characteristics in these aspects are generically applicable to all industries and jobs.

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( 245 ) Accountability and Transparency in Nation Building: A COVID-19 Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
( 246 ) Determinants of Profitability and its Implications on Corporate Values (Studies at Ceramic, Porcelain and Glass Sub Sector Listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange, 2009 - 2018)
( 247 ) The Impact of Social Media on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest
( 248 ) Perception of Professional Accountants about the Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Auditing Industry of Bangladesh
( 249 ) Testing the Validity of Gibrats Law in the Context of Profitability and Leverage
( 250 ) Towards a Proposal of a Local Authority Model Based on the Systemic Approach
( 251 ) Exchange Rate Volatility and Agricultural Commodity Prices i Nigeria (2000-2018)
( 252 ) Interest Rate Ceilings and Financial Exclusion in Kenya: Evidence from Commercial Banks’ Sectoral Credit Distribution
( 253 ) Factors Affecting the Capital Structure of the Textile Industry in Bangladesh: An Inferential Study
( 254 ) Infrastructure Development, Capacity Utilization and Manufacturing Value Added in Nigeria
( 255 ) Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in Indonesia: A Bibliographic Study
( 256 ) Deficit Financing Asymmetry and Nigerias Economic Growth: A Nonlinear Autoregressive Distributed Lag Approach
( 257 ) The Dimensions of the Quality Perceived by Users in a Clinical Analysis Laboratory of A University Hospital
( 258 ) A Process Model for Conformance of Health Information Systems: Towards National Interoperability
( 259 ) Change Management and Firm Performance of Selected Deposit Money Banks in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
( 260 ) Factors Influencing Audit Expense and Quality in an Emerging Economy: A Study on Bangladesh
( 261 ) The Contingent Fit between Management Control System and Capabilities on Sustainability Performance
( 262 ) The Effect of Capital Structure Decisions on Profitability of Quoted Consumer Goods in Nigeria
( 263 ) Determinants of Firm Profitability: Evidences from Bangladeshi Manufacturing Industry
( 264 ) The Impact of Merger and Acquisition on the Financial Performance of the Nasdaq Listed Small Size Technology Companies
( 265 ) Socioeconomic Environment and Obesity on the US West and East Coasts
( 266 ) Human Capital and Economic Growth in Latin America: A Cointegration and Causality Analysis
( 267 ) Factors Affecting Profitability of General Insurance Companies in Indonesia
( 268 ) Panel Data Estimators in the Presence of Serial and Spatial Correlation with Panel Heteroscedasticity: A Simulation Study
( 269 ) Exploring the Linkages between Remittances, Economic Growth and Poverty: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan
( 270 ) What Explains the Overwhelmingly Positive Perception towards Microfinance Institutions? Application of Firth’s Logistic Regression in a Small Sample
( 271 ) Human Capital Development and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) Approach
( 272 ) Exchange Rate Fluctuations and the Performance of Nairobi Securities Exchange Market in Kenya During the Coronavirus Pandemic
( 273 ) Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Hospitals in Kenya: 2012-2016
( 275 ) The Euribor and EONIA Reform: Achieving Regulatory Compliance while Protecting Financial Stability
( 276 ) Brexit Calling! Aftermath in the Pharmaceutical Industry
( 277 ) The Reasons Behind the Shift of Patients from Public to Private Hospitals: Evidence from Public Hospitals in Cumilla City Corporation
( 278 ) Innovation Efforts in the Face of Institutional Obstacles in Latin America
( 279 ) Explaining Electricity Tariffs in Kenya
( 280 ) Assessing Access to Comprehensive HIV Treatment Services for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Female Sex Workers in the Bamenda Health District
( 281 ) The Promise and Reality of Public Sector Reform – A Case Study of the Implementation of Trinidad and Tobagos Health Sector Reform
( 283 ) Internal Audit Quality and Disclosure on Risk Management and Internal Control
( 284 ) Decision Making of Charity Fund Allocation: Evidence from Hong Kong
( 285 ) Sustainability Performance and Sustainable Development Goals
( 286 ) Modelling Stock Returns Volatility and Asymmetric News Effect: A Global Perspective
( 287 ) The Effects of The Covid-19 Pandemic on Exploitative and Explorative Strategies of Pharmaceutical Industries in Brazil
( 288 ) IT Governance as Drivers of Dynamic Capabilities to Gain Corporate Performance Under the Effects of Environmental Dynamism
( 289 ) Fertility, Education, Labor Force Outcomes, and Cultural Acculturation of Immigrants
( 290 ) The Influence of Institutional Voids in the Institutionalization of Bitcoins as a Currency
( 291 ) Factors Influencing Profitability of Commercial Banks in Tanzania: A Case Study of CRDB Bank Plc
( 292 ) Income Shocks and Child Mortality Rates: Evidence from Fluctuations in Oil Prices
( 293 ) Socioeconomic Determinants of Drug Abuse in the United States
( 294 ) Domestic Remittances and Household Food Diversity in Rural Ghana
( 296 ) The New Pattern of Online Credit Loan in the Post-Epidemic Era
( 298 ) Central Bank Independence and Economic Growth of Ghana: What Inflation and GDP Per Capita Growth Rates Matter?
( 299 ) Testing the Validity of Arbitrage Pricing Theory: A Study on Dhaka Stock Exchange Bangladesh
( 300 ) Analysis of Synergies in Indian Corporate M&A Deals: A Logit Regression Approach
( 301 ) The Relationship Between Market Share and Profitability of Ghanaian Banks
( 302 ) Economic and Noneconomic Forces on Remittance Receiving: A Panel Analysis of Top Remittance Sending Countries towards Bangladesh
( 303 ) CSR Themes Quality, Good Corporate Governance, and Earnings Management: Evidence from Indonesia
( 304 ) An Analyses of Exchange Rate Volatility: A Case of SANE Countries
( 305 ) Income Smoothing, Earnings Management and the Credibility of Accounting Information
( 306 ) Does Buyer Power Contribute to Environmental Sustainability Performance in Supply Chains?
( 307 ) The Role of Social Capital and Social Innovation in Economic Growth
( 308 ) The Influence of Organizational Culture, Communication and Work Satisfaction on Organizational Commitments: A Case Study of Lecturers at Yayasan Pendidikan Borobudur
( 309 ) Financial Instability and the State of Environmental Quality in Nigeria
( 310 ) Relational Capabilities under Moderating and Mediating Effects to Understand their Impacts on Firm Financial Performance
( 311 ) Twin Deficit Hypothesis and Macroeconomic Fundamentals: New Evidence from Nigeria
( 312 ) Analysis of Factors Affecting Capital Structure and the Impact on LQ-45 Share Price in 2015-2018
( 313 ) Women in Parliament and Public Health Expenditure: Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries
( 314 ) Inflationary Rate in Nigeria: Impact of Foreign Capital Inflows
( 315 ) Natural Resource Rents-Capital Flight Nexus in Selected ECOWAS Countries: Evidence from Non-Linear ARDL Approach
( 316 ) Likelihood of Insurance Coverage on Damages Due to Level of Insecurity in Nigeria: Logistic Modeling Approach
( 317 ) Localised Initiatives: Households Contribution to Infrastructure Development in Ondo State, Nigeria
( 318 ) Identifying Combinations of Individual Governance Indicators Essential for Attracting International Capital Flows to Asian Economies
( 321 ) Making Poverty A History in Africa: The Role of the G8
( 323 ) External Factors Influencing on Industrial Building System (Ibs) in Malaysia
( 325 ) Consideration the Relationship Between Information Communications Technology and Economic Growth in Top 10 Economic
( 326 ) NGO Programming and Policy Advocacy in the Land Sector in Zimbabwe
( 327 ) Compost Adoption in Northern Ghana
( 328 ) The Development of Participated Environmental Education Model for Sustainable Mangrove Forest Management on Eastern Part of Thailand
( 330 ) The Impact of Investment Climate Reforms on the Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Nigeria: A Policy Brief
( 332 ) Testing the Random Walks in Korea Stock Exchange
( 334 ) Gaining Trust After the Financial Crisis in the Nigerian Economy: A Conceptual Framework
( 335 ) The Effects of Exchange Rate Liberalization in Kenya on French Beans Exports
( 340 ) Taylor Rule in The Context of Inflation Targeting: The Case of Tunisia
( 341 ) Labor and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe
( 342 ) Exchange Rate Movements, Import And Economic Growth in Nigeria (1986-2010)
( 343 ) Cross-Cultural Leadership Intelligence: Recommendations for Kenya
( 344 ) Improved Performance Through Empowerment of Small Industry
( 345 ) Challenges of Human Rights Abuses in Nigerian Democratic Governance – Which Way Forward ?
( 347 ) Teachers Characteristics and Students’ Performance Level in Senior Secondary School Financial Accounting
( 349 ) Public Infrastructure Spending and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Error Correction Mechanism (ECM) Approach
( 353 ) A Study of Transnational and Transformation Leadership Styles and Factors Affect The Leadership Style
( 354 ) Corruption’s and Democracy’s Effects on Economic Growth
( 355 ) Impact of Microfinance Lending On Economic Growth of Third world Nations: Study of Nigeria
( 357 ) The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Rural Socio-Economic Development in Africa
( 358 ) Anti-Corruption Crusade in Nigeria: More Words Than Deeds
( 361 ) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Employment: A Case of Province of Punjab, Pakistan
( 362 ) Contracting Out: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why?
( 363 ) Dividend Policy Relevancy in Theoretical and Practical Economics
( 364 ) S-Dimensional Assets Portfolio Evaluation
( 365 ) Government Borrowing Behaviour: Implications for Private Sector Growth in Nigeria
( 368 ) The Association Between Corporate Risk Disclosure and Firm Performance in Emerging Country – The Case of Egypt
( 369 ) Moderating Effect of Demographics on Monetary Motivation and Employees Job Performance Relationship: Evidence from Malaysia
( 371 ) Consideration the Effects of Water Sector Investment on Economic Growth in Iran
( 372 ) Is Brics a Viable Solution for Russia in the Context of the Present Eu’s Economic Sanctions?
( 377 ) The Impact of Dividend Policy on Shareholders’ Wealth before and After Financial Melt down: Evidence from FMCG Sector in India
( 378 ) Stock Market Performance and Economic Growth: Evidence from Nigeria Employing Vector Error Correction Model Framework
( 379 ) Factors Impacting on SMEs Internationalization: Dairy Industry in Zimbabwe
( 381 ) The Biodiesel Market in Brazil and the Prospects for the Sector
( 383 ) The Influence of Information Technology and Communication Supply Chain Management Performance for Greater SME Manufacturing in Aguascalientes
( 385 ) Emergent Behavior of “Rational” Agents in Some Forgotten N-Person Games
( 386 ) A Mixed-Methods Study to Explore Stage of Readiness and Intention of Micro and Small Enterprises to Adopt Mobile Money in Indonesia
( 387 ) Attributes Influencing Strategic Alignment in the Service Sector: An Indonesian Banking Sector Case Study
( 388 ) Leveraging Telematics for Optimal Fleet Performance
( 393 ) The Potential of Rural–Urban Linkages for Sustainable Development and Trade
( 396 ) Role of Foreign Investment and External Debt in Determination of Exchange Rate
( 403 ) An Assessment of the Impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) On the Administration of Public Records: A Case Study of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly in the Upper East Region of Ghana-West Africa
( 404 ) The Effects of Changes in Accounting Standards on Value Relevance of Financial Statement Information of Malaysia and Nigeria Banks
( 405 ) The Role of Strategic Planning on the Management of Organizational Change
( 408 ) Share Options, Share Award and Firm’s Performance: Evidence from Malaysian Public Listed Companies
( 409 ) An Analysis of Purchase Behavior of Generation Y in Kenya
( 410 ) The Effect of Outsourcing on Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi Mines Performance
( 413 ) The Mediating Effect of Market Orientation on the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions and Organizational Performance: A Study on Banks in Libya
( 415 ) Various International Experiences in Waste Management - Useful Lessons for Algeria
( 417 ) Causal Relationship between Imports and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe: An Empirical Analysis 1975 – 2013
( 418 ) The Investment Performance of Socially Responsible Investment in Japan
( 425 ) Development of the National Economies and the Foreign Trade Relations between Ukraine and Bulgaria (In the Period 2005-2014)
( 427 ) Determinants of Import Demand Functions of Pakistan: An ARDL Bound Testing Approach
( 428 ) Emotional Workgroup Performance and Group Effectiveness Egyptian Context
( 429 ) Forecasting-Based Carry Trade Using Pegged Currency: A Case of Omani Rial
( 430 ) The Indirect Impact of Overconfidence on the Performance of Tunisian Firms Through their Financing Structure
( 432 ) Effect of Media Transportation and Advertising Transportation on Customers Responsiveness
( 436 ) A Review of Cross Border Higher Education in Africa: Focus on Graduate Level Training in Engineering and Technology