This book investigates how social and cultural factors affect the education, training and career development of graduates of higher education in Japan and the Netherlands. Despite their different historical paths, both countries are now subject to the common pressure of globalization. As a result, the higher education sector in both countries is becoming more universal and available to a larger population, and the economy and society are becoming increasingly knowledge-intensive. The aim of this book is to explore how Dutch and Japanese graduates choose and develop their careers in reference to the above-mentioned challenges. It is based on a unique data set consisting of surveys held among graduates 3 and 8 years after leaving higher education.
Part One: Background,- Introduction: Jim Allen, Yuki Inenaga, Rolf van der Velden and Keiichi Yoshimoto,- Policies on the transition from higher education to employment since the 1990s: Naoyuki Ogata, Egbert de Weert and Keiichi Yoshimoto,- Part Two: Higher education experiences,- Competencies acquired at university and required in the workplace: Naoyuki Ogata,- University and college differences in the returns to education in Japan and the Netherlands: Rolf van der Velden, Peet van de Loo and Christoph Meng,- University education and its relevance to working life: Selection, education and career effects: Keiichi Yoshimoto and Hiroshi Yamada,- Part Three: Transition and Professional Careers,- On the use and generation of knowledge economy competencies: Paul Ghijsen and Christoph Meng,- Influence of diversified employment on the initial career of higher education graduates: Reiko Kosugi,- Career and mobility in Japan and the Netherlands: A comparative study of early-career patterns of recently graduated employees: Peter Mühlau,- Part Four: Values and Work Orientations:,- Japanese and Dutch graduates' orientations and job satisfaction: Sendy Farag and Jim Allen,- Individualism and collectivism: The differential impact of job competencies and characteristics on wages and employee well-being in Japan and the Netherlands: Christophe Boone, Christoph Meng and Rolf van der Velden,- Does higher education provide opportunities for career development of men and women?: Yuki Inenaga,- Part Five: Final reflections,- The relationships between higher education and employment in Japan and the Netherlands: A view from outside: Ulrich Teichler
Investigates how social and cultural factors affect the education, training and career development of graduates of higher education in Japan and the Netherlands. This title explores how Dutch and Japanese graduates choose and develop their careers in reference to the above-mentioned challenges.
Broad multidisciplinary perspective
Describes different features of the educational and occupational careers of graduates: experiences in higher education, the transition to professional life, values and work orientations
Based on unique comparative survey
Series of research questions are analysed from different perspectives by Japanese and Dutch contributors
Focuses on professional domains as well as private domains such as work-life balance of growing wide social interests