Engineers in Japan and Britain: education training and employment

McCormick, Kevin (2000) Engineers in Japan and Britain: education training and employment. Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies . Routledge, London, i - xxii 1 - 302. ISBN 9780415161817

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Abstract

Engineers are a key occupational group in the transformation of the modern world. Contrasts between Japans economic miracle and Britains relative economic decline have often been linked to differences in education, training and employment of engineers. Yet, such views have often rested on little more than colourful anecdotes and selective statistics. Using careful and systematic comparisons, Kevin McCormick locates the differences between rhetoric and reality to dismiss both the inflated claims of the 1980s and the excessive detraction of the 1990s with Japans prolonged recession.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Kevin McCormick
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:21
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 09:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20234
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