Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach

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Assessment 3: Annotated Bibliography (30%) Individual Assessment

· Due: Session 5

· Length: 1,000 words

· Chicago referencing style

***Research topic: 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 for details see: Use 12 size Times New Roman font and 1.5 line spacing.

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 2015) 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. 2013. "Business graduate employability–where are we going wrong?"

Higher Education Research & Development 32 (5): 776-790. doi:


Tymon, Alex. 2013. "The student perspective on employability." Studies in higher education 38 (6): 841-856. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2011.604408

And three (3) recent (2015+) peer reviewed journal articles that you find, that are related to the research topic ‘Are business students work-ready’.