Information skills for business acumen and employability

a competitive advantage for graduates in Western Sydney

Paul Jewell, Judy Reading, Melissa Clarke, Louise Kippist

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Information skills are essential in business contexts where information is plentiful and selecting, synthesizing and leveraging that information in decision making provides the competitive advantage. Information literacy is considered to be one of the most important graduate attributes, but do academic information skills translate into the business context? What information skill sets should educators focus on providing students to best equip them for the workplace? Interviews were conducted with employers and recent graduates working in Western Sydney. These conversations identified specific information tools, techniques and processes, which can inform practical curriculum innovations to assist business graduates to be work ready.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-105
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of education for business
Issue number2
Early online date10 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2020


  • Business students
  • data literacy
  • decision making
  • graduate employability
  • information literacy
  • workplace information skills

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