Engineers in Japan and Britain

Engineers in Japan and Britain

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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.... 1978); Toshiba entered a joint venture with Rank (Plymouth in 1978); Mitsubishi took over the Norwegian Tandberg company plant ... It included the full range of operations of CTV (colour television) assembly, from the auto insertion of small components to the manual insertion of large components as the chassis is built, and later combined with the CRT (cathode ray tube) and cabinet as the line movedanbsp;...

Title:Engineers in Japan and Britain
Author:Kevin McCormick
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-02-01


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