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Work, Organization, and Employment

The Transition from Graduation to Work

Challenges and Strategies in the Twenty-First Century Asia Pacific and Beyond

Editors: Dhakal, S., Prikshat, V., Nankervis, A., Burgess, J. (Eds.)

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  • Offers evidence-based guidelines for the revision of vocational and higher education programs to ensure the employability of their graduates
  • Presents cross-regional research findings that can influence government labour market strategies and policies
  • Highlights the most appropriate approaches to the employability challenges for all stakeholders
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This book reports on the findings from a research study of vocational and higher education graduates’ employability challenges. The nature and extent of these challenges, their underlying causes, and effective strategies to address the problems in this area are all analysed from a multiple-stakeholder paradigm. The primary focus of the book is on governments; secondary, vocational, and higher education systems; and industry employers - rather than graduates themselves - in order to highlight the policy and strategy implications for governments, industry and educational systems. Readers will acquire comprehensive information on the nature and extent of graduate employability in terms of country-specific challenges, together with a deeper understanding of their complex causes, and the inter-relatedness between governments, educational systems, industry sectors, and potential employers. They will also be provided with a broad range of stakeholder strategies designed to effectively address these challenges within integrated national and regional approaches.

About the authors

John Burgess is Professor of Human Resource Management at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely in the field and serves on the editorial board of five international journals. His research interests include HRM practices in multinational enterprises, contingent employment arrangements, working time and health, and the transition from education to employment.

Alan Nankervis is Professor of Human Resource Management at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests lie in human resource strategy, international HRM, and HRM in the tourism industry.

Verma Prikshat is Lecturer at the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide, Australia, whose research focuses on human resource competency frameworks, comparative Asian human resource management practices, and employability challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.

Subas P. Dhakal is Lecturer in the School of Management at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, working in the field of sustainable development. His research experiences/areas of interests include: Corporate Social Responsibility; Disaster Governance; Green Employment/Skills; Social Entrepreneurship; and Sustainable Tourism in the South Asian/Asia Pacific regions.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Transition from Graduation to Work: Challenges and Strategies in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

    Pages 3-13

    Dhakal, Subas (et al.)

  • Conceptualising Graduate Work-Readiness: Theories, Concepts and Implications for Practice and Research

    Pages 15-29

    Prikshat, Verma (et al.)

  • Mapping Stakeholders of Graduate Work-Readiness (GWR)

    Pages 31-42

    Nankervis, Alan (et al.)

  • European, American and Japanese Perspectives on Work-Readiness: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region

    Pages 43-62

    Winterton, Jonathan

  • The Future of Work in Australia: Preparing Graduates for Changing Work Patterns that Require New Skill Sets

    Pages 65-84

    Mumme, Barbara (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transition from Graduation to Work
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Strategies in the Twenty-First Century Asia Pacific and Beyond
Editors
  • Subas Dhakal
  • Verma Prikshat
  • Alan Nankervis
  • John Burgess
Series Title
Work, Organization, and Employment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0974-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0974-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0973-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4541-8
Series ISSN
2520-8837
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 263
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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