Engineers in Japan and Britain: Education, Training and Employment

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Social Science - 328 pages
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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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List offigures
1Historical legacies for engineers
International rankings of engineers
fromnational systems
Building skills and careers in research and development
its contents
working hours
Engineering transplants
Notes
Bibliography
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