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dc.contributor.authorLlorens García, Ariadna
dc.contributor.authorLlinàs Audet, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorRas Sabido, Antoni
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-16T12:55:55Z
dc.date.available2011-11-16T12:55:55Z
dc.date.issued2011-11
dc.identifier.citationLlorens García, Ariadna; Llinàs Audet, Francisco Javier; Ras Sabido, Antoni. Higher education needs for the ICT Spanish market. "Intangible Capital", Novembre 2011, vol. 7, núm. 2, p. 306-328.
dc.identifier.issn1697-9818
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2099/11307
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The main objective of the paper is to clarify the expectations held in the realm of business and by employers, in relation to the main educational parameters that respond to the employment needs of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market in Spain, considering both technical and managerial knowledge. It also assesses whether the Spanish Technical University is providing its graduates with the knowledge currently demanded by the sector. Design/methodology/approach: The report is based on a survey completed by 43 companies, which constitutes more than 60% of the sector and is representative of the entire range of subsectors that constitute the vast ICT industry in Spain. According to the sample construction, post-stratification has been used for analyzing global results. Responses have been weighted according to the proportion that represents the employees’ population of the Spanish ICT sector. Findings: As a first conclusion of the current research it should be noted that in terms of technological knowledge, the gap between what the industry requires and the skills graduates can offer is, in general, much smaller than the gap relating to business management skills, where differences exceeding 25% have been demonstrated. This would suggest that the Spanish ICT sector needs to improve learning in the subjects related to business management. Originality/value: Finally, as an innovate factor since there are no previous bibliographic references on this topic, a surprising conclusion is that a significant segment of the Spanish ICT sector, specifically 51,2 % of the companies surveyed, did not distinguish between professional profiles, expressed indifference, and were equally likely to employ graduates as postgraduates. Although when the market was asked about the preferred profile for managerial positions, the results are quite different: 83.7% of respondents preferred a superior engineer qualification; 16.3%
dc.format.extent23 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherIntangible Capital
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Habilitats personals i competències
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Ensenyament universitari
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Economia sectorial
dc.subject.lcshCompetency based education
dc.subject.lcshInformation technology -- Spain
dc.subject.otherTelecommunication engineering curriculum
dc.subject.otherFuture engineering education
dc.subject.otherInformation and communication technologies (ICT)
dc.titleHigher education needs for the ICT Spanish market
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacCompetències professionals--Ensenyament
dc.subject.lemacTecnologia de la informació -- Espanya
dc.identifier.dlB-33375-2004
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.authorLlorens García, Ariadna; Llinàs Audet, Francisco Javier; Ras Sabido, Antoni
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameIntangible Capital
upcommons.citation.volume7
upcommons.citation.number2
upcommons.citation.startingPage306
upcommons.citation.endingPage328


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