Title: Employability through networking: a way forward

Authors: Bilal Ahmad Pandow; Ali Salem

Addresses: The University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India ' Middle East College, Muscat, Oman

Abstract: The social networking is fast replacing traditional means of networking, especially now it has become inevitable in the context of employment. In the present context, this study tries to unveil some of the significant determinants of employability in the Middle East scenario. For the purpose, three determinants, namely networking, knowledge, and social capital, are identified during the group discussion, and the same were tested empirically later in the study. A total of 370 questionnaires were circulated online, but only 263 responded to the study. The confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling were used to perform variable modelling and recommendations are made based on the findings.

Keywords: networking; knowledge; social capital; employability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2020.106572

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2020 Vol.17 No.1, pp.56 - 67

Accepted: 13 Jun 2019
Published online: 15 Apr 2020 *

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