Collective

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starts

30/09/2018

Conclusion

30/07/2022

Principal Investigator

Fatima Suleman (Principal Investigator); Francesca Sgobbi (Co-Principal Investigator)

Coord. DINÂMIA'CET-IUL

Fátima Suleman

Partner Institutions:

University of Minho

funding institution

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Research Group

Innovation and Labour

Bringing together Higher Education, Training, and Job Quality

BRIGHET

PTDC/SOC-SOC/30016/2017

presentation

The purpose of this research project is to examine employers' strategies to access the skills they need by either recruiting skilled employees from the labour market (LM) or by training internal labour force. Due to the crucial roles played by graduates from higher education (HE) institutions in shaping growth and innovation processes, this RP focuses on HE under- and post-graduates. It explores both anticipative and remedial strategies and pursues five specific goals: 1) identify the employability skills for younger HE graduates in national and international LMs; 2) examine firms’ strategies to access and develop required skills; 3) explore employers' expectations from HE institutions; 4) explore how employers' skill policies affect job quality of younger graduates; 5) explore the relationship between HE and firms. This project has a strong empirical focus and uses national and EU datasets but also collects original data through job advertisements, qualitative interviews and an ad hoc survey.

Outputs & resources

Publications


Articles in journals:

- Araújo, E. & Pereira, D. (2020). “Entidades de mediação e constituição de parcerias institucionais locais: uma reflexão a partir do Famalicão Made In, Portugal”, DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional Em Debate, (10): 1123-1138. https://doi.org/10.24302/drd.v10i0.2918. Accessed at http://www.periodicos.unc.br/index.php/drd/article/view/2918


- Marques, P. & Hörisch, F. (2019). “Promoting workplace-based training to fight youth unemployment in three EU countries: Different strategies, different results?”, International Journal of Social Welfare, 28(4): 380-393. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12381. Accessed at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ijsw.12381


- Sgobbi F. (2019). “I corsi di recupero per le matricole universitarie: quanto sono efficaci?”, La Termotecnica, LXXIII (6): 40-46. Accessed at http://hdl.handle.net/11379/521276


- Suleman, F. & Costa, A.L. (2018). “The employability skills of 

graduates and employers’ options in Portugal: An explorative study of anticipative and remedial strategies”, Education+Training, 60(9): 1097-1111. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-10-2017-0158. Accessed at https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ET-10-2017-0158/full/html


- Suleman, F. & Figueiredo, M.C. (2020). “Entering the labour market in the context of higher education reform and economic recession: Young bachelor and master graduates in Portugal”, Journal of Youth Studies, 23(10): 1396-1417. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1679744. Accessed at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13676261.2019.1679744


- Suleman, F., Videira, P. & Araújo, E. (2021). “Higher education and employability skills: Barriers and facilitators of employer engagement at local level”. Education Sciences 11(2), 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020051. Accessed at https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/11/2/51


- Suleman, F. (2021). “Revisiting the concept of employability through economic theories: Contributions, limitations and policy implications”, Higher Education Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12320. Accessed at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hequ.12320



Book chapters:


- Marques, P. (2019). “Perda de qualidade do emprego só foi parcialmente recuperada”, in Mamede, R.P. & Adão e Silva, P. (eds.) O Estado da Nação e as Políticas Públicas 2019: Menos Reformas, Melhores Políticas, Lisboa: IPPS-ISCTE.


- Marques, P. & Videira, P. (2021). “Labour market policies to fight youth unemployment in Portugal: Between statism and experimentalism”, in Jagannathan, R. e Camasso, M. (eds.) The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Bristol: Bristol University Press.


- Sgobbi F. (2019). “La polarizzazione del lavoro nell’era digitale: un’analisi empirica del caso italiano”, in Alessi C., Barbera M., Guaglianone L. (eds.), Impresa, lavoro e non lavoro nell'economia digitale, Bari: Cacucci Editore.



Other publications


- Araújo, E., Suleman, F., & Videira, P. (2019). “Employers’ Solutions for Skill Problems: Make-or-buy and Engagement with Higher Education”. Proceedings of ICERI2019 Conference, 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 11th-13th November 2019, pp. 7363-7368. Accessed at https://library.iated.org/view/ARAUJO2019EMP


- Marques, P., Videira, P. & Cunha, F. (2020). "Graduates Employability and Public Policies in Portugal and Spain: Different Responses to Similar Problems", Proceedings of ICERI2020 Conference, 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 9th-10th November 2020, pp. 3190-3200. Accessed at https://library.iated.org/view/MARQUES2020GRA


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). “High-involvement work systems and training opportunities for younger highly educated employees”, Proceedings of ICERI2020 Conference, 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 9th-10th November 2020, pp. 2866-2875. Accessed at https://library.iated.org/view/SGOBBI2020HIG


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). “The effectiveness of remedial courses: the case of undergraduate students in industrial engineering”, DINÂMIA'CET Working Papers 2020-04, Lisbon: DINÂMIA'CET/Iscte-IUL. Accessed at https://repositorio.iscte-iul.pt/handle/10071/20700


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). “The return to recognition of prior learning: an analysis of the Portuguese case”, DINÂMIA'CET Working Papers 2020-02, Lisbon: DINÂMIA'CET/Iscte-IUL. Accessed at https://repositorio.iscte-iul.pt/handle/10071/20698


- Suleman, F. (2020). “Graduating in a pandemic context and relative employability: What have we learned from graduates’ statements in the media?”, Proceedings of ICERI2020 Conference, 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 9th-10th November, pp. 3393-3399. Accessed at https://library.iated.org/view/SULEMAN2020GRA


- Suleman, F., Suleman, A. & Cunha, F. (2020). “Employability skills of graduates: insights from job advertisements”, Proceeding 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20), 3rd-5th June, pp. 247-254. Accessed at http://headconf.org/head20/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/11029.pdf


- Vasconcelos, R., Araújo, E., Suleman, F. & Videira, P. (2020). "Integrated education practice in an accelerated world", Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 21-24 October, Uppsala, pp. 1-4. Accessed at https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9274048



Communications in Scientific Conferences:


- Araújo, E., Suleman, F., & Videira, P. (2019). “Employers’ Solutions for Skill Problems: Make-or-buy and Engagement with Higher Education”, communication delivered at

ICERI2019 Conference, 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 11th-13th November 2019.


- Dias, R., Suleman, F. & Suleman, A. (2020). “Job quality of young graduates in Southern European countries: The transition jobs patterns”, communication delivered at 2º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política: Job Quality, Education and Youth Labour Markets: Insights from the Field of Political Economy, in a Special Session organised by Fatima Suleman & Paulo Marques.


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). ‘Employment quality for younger employees in Portugal’, communication delivered at 2º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política: Job Quality, Education and Youth Labour Markets: Insights from the Field of Political Economy, in a Special Session organised by Fatima Suleman & Paulo Marques.


- Marques, P. & Hörisch, F. (2020). “Increasing workplace-based training to fight youth unemployment in three EU countries: The importance of coordination and institutions”, communication delivered at 2º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política: Job Quality, Education and Youth Labour Markets: Insights from the Field of Political Economy, in a Special Session organised by Fatima Suleman & Paulo Marques.


- Marques, P., Suleman, F. & Calheiros, J. (2020). “Studying the drivers of over-qualification in the European Union: A comparative political economy approach.” communication delivered at 2º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política: Job Quality, Education and Youth Labour Markets: Insights from the Field of Political Economy, in a Special Session organised by Fatima Suleman & Paulo Marques.


- Figueiredo, M.C. & Suleman, F., (2018). “The labour market of young graduates in Portugal: The effect of higher education reform and economic recession”, communication delivered at Society for Research in Higher Education International Conference on Research into Higher Education, 5-7 December, Newport.


- Suleman, F. & Laranjeiro, A.C. (2018). “Employers’ perception of graduates’ skills and options to cope with skill problems: Examples from the Portuguese labour market”, communication delivered at IV Workshop DINAMIA’CET – IUL Dinâmicas Socioeconómicas e Territoriais Contemporâneas, 17-18 December, Lisboa, Iscte-IUL.


- Sgobbi F. (2018). “Job polarisation in the Italian labour market”, communication delivered at AiIG 2018 Conference, 21-22 October, LIUC Castellanza.


- Sgobbi F. (2108). “The return to recognition of prior learning: An analysis of the Portuguese case”, communication delivered at 4th DINAMIA’CET IV Workshop DINAMIA’CET – IUL Dinâmicas Socioeconómicas e Territoriais Contemporâneas, 17-18 December, Lisboa, Iscte-IUL.


- Marques, P., Suleman, F. & Costa, J. (2019). “Sobrequalificação no trabalho na União Europeia: Uma análise configuracional”, communication delivered at Ciência 2019 – Encontro de Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal, 8-10 July, Lisboa.


- Vasconcelos, R., Araújo, E., Suleman, F. & Videira, P. (2020) "Integrated education practice in an accelerated world", communication delivered at 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 21-24 October, Uppsala.


- Marques, P., Videira, P. & Cunha, F. (2020). "Graduates Employability and Public Policies in Portugal and Spain: Different Responses to Similar Problems". communication delivered at ICERI2020 Conference, 9th-10th November.


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). “High-involvement work systems and training opportunities for younger highly educated employees”, communication delivered at ICERI2020 Conference, 9th-10th November.


- Sgobbi, F. (2020). “High-involvement work systems and training opportunities for younger highly educated employees”, communication delivered at XXXV National Conference of Labour Economics, Virtual conference, 17th-18th September.


- Suleman, F. (2020). “Graduating in a pandemic context and relative employability: What have we learned from graduates’ statements in the media?”. communication delivered at ICERI2020 Conference, 9th-10th November.


- Suleman, F., Suleman, A. & Cunha, F. (2020). “Employability skills of graduates: insights from job advertisements”. communication delivered at 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20). 3rd-5th June, València

TEAM

D'C-IUL Team:

Fatima Suleman (PI), Francesca Sgobbi (Co-PI), Paulo Marques, Pedro Videira

External Team:

Maria da Conceição Figueiredo, Emilia Araújo, Abdul Suleman

KEYWORDS

Higher Education, Employability of Graduates, Vocational Training, Job Quality, Young Graduate