Quotation Bodea, Constanta-Nicoleta, Dascalu, Maria Iuliana, Huemann, Martina, Velikic, Gordana, Mogos, Radu Ioan. 2018. Social Media Information Systems and Graduate Employability: A Qualitative Regional Research. Issues in Information Systems. 19 (3), 53-60.




A strengthened communication between companies and other social partners is a condition for enhancing graduate employability. Social media technologies could facilitate this communication and add new dimensions of teaching and learning. We present the results of a qualitative study conducted in order to identify the opinions of relevant stakeholders in relation to the initiative of developing a social media information system in a European region, for enhancing graduate employability in that region. Similar to other European regions, in the Danube region there are various difficulties related to theemploymentof graduates, such as: decrease of job security over the career, high probability of having obsolete professional competences in a short period of time after graduation, and difficulties in choosing a suitable working place according to one’s education.The main study conclusions were that our initiative’s relevant stakeholders have slightly different opinions in this regard, mainly due todifferent levelsof experience in using social media in communication processes. Also,companies expressed their intention not to interfere with universities’ e-learning environment, not even forrecruitment purposes.Atthe same time, universities showed interest inany typeof continuous involvement in the professional development of their graduates, including the initiative of extending their traditional learning space towards social networks.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Issues in Information Systems
Language English
Title Social Media Information Systems and Graduate Employability: A Qualitative Regional Research
Volume 19
Number 3
Year 2018
Page from 53
Page to 60
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.48009/3_iis_2018_53-60
DOI https://doi.org/10.48009/3_iis_2018_53-60
Open Access N


Huemann, Martina (Details)
Bodea, Constanta-Nicoleta (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Dascalu, Maria Iuliana (Politehnika University of Bucharest, Romania)
Mogos, Radu Ioan (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)
Velikic, Gordana (University of Rochester, United Kingdom)
Project Management Group AB (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5364 Project management (Details)
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