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About this book


This volume provides an empirical and qualitative analysis of the nature and extent of the Japanese academic profession, with a special focus on the changes that occurred in the period between 1992 and 2007. Based on responses to two comprehensive surveys administered to faculty samples with a similar questionnaire, the book presents key aspects of the academic activities and views of Japanese faculty members. Divided into five sections, the book describes the changing social, economic and educational environment, academic organization and life, productivity, as well as the effects of the profession on society. The last section describes the Japanese academic profession as observed from the USA and Asia. In addition to its focus on empirical analysis, the book makes use of historical and comparative perspectives to explore the various aspects of the changes that have occurred in the academic profession in this non-English-speaking country.


1992 Carnegie Survey Japan Cap Survey 2007 Japan academic funding & allocation of research money in Japan changes in Japanese University Teacher's beliefs and attitudes changing environment of the Japanese academci profession changing governance patterns of higher education Japan changing working conditions of Japanese faculty members comparative analyses academic profession Japan Germany comparative overview of Japanese academic profession economic factors influencing Japanese faculty higher education reforms Japan historical overview of Japanese academic profession improving research productivity in Japan internationalization of Japan's academic profession mobility of Japanese academics social factors influencing Japanese faculty work-life balance Japanese faculty members

Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Arimoto
    • 1
  • William K. Cummings
    • 2
  • Futao Huang
    • 3
  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Institute for Higher EducationKurashiki Sakuyo UniversityKurashiki City, OkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Educational LeadershipThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Research Institute for Higher EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  4. 4.Department of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09467-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09468-7
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