Engineers in Japan and Britain: Education, Training and Employment

1st Edition

Kevin McCormick

Routledge
Published October 14, 1999
Reference - 328 Pages
ISBN 9780415161817 - CAT# RU16261
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Summary

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.

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