Graduate employability and higher education's contributions to human resource development in sport business before and after COVID-19

Shintaro Sato, Tae Ahn Kang, Ebe Daigo, Hirotaka Matsuoka, Munehiko Harada

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Abstract

The sport labor market's needs are susceptive to environmental factors. The situation regarding COVID-19 has particularly been influential in altering employment and education policies. The purpose of this research was twofold (1) to understand the graduate employability (i.e., hard and soft skills): and contributions that higher education institutions can make to produce human resources and (2) to identify the differences regarding the above factors before and after COVID-19. The results of Delphi study with executive-level experts in sport business identified various hard/soft skills and higher education's potential contributions. Moreover, experts' expectations are found to be intensified after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100306
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Delphi study
  • Graduate employability
  • Higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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