Competencies, Higher Education and Career in Japan and the Netherlands

  • Jim Allen
  • Yuki Inenaga
  • Rolf van der Velden
  • Keiichi Yoshimoto

Part of the Higher education dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jim Allen, Yuki Inenaga, Rolf van der Velden, Keiichi Yoshimoto
      Pages 3-23
    3. Naoyuki Ogata, Egbert de Weert, Keiichi Yoshimoto
      Pages 25-48
  3. Higher Education Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Rolf van der Velden, Peet van de Loo, Christoph Meng
      Pages 77-95
    3. Keiichi Yoshimoto, Hiroshi Yamada
      Pages 97-127
  4. Transition and Professional Careers

  5. Values and Work Orientations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Christophe Boone, Christoph Meng, Rolf van der Velden
      Pages 211-224
  6. Final Reflections

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Allen
    • 1
  • Yuki Inenaga
    • 2
  • Rolf van der Velden
    • 3
  • Keiichi Yoshimoto
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Kyushi UniversityJapan

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