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ERIC Number: ED474162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
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The Effects of the Reputation and the Teaching Quality of Higher Education Departments on Graduate Employment--A Comparison Across 6 European Countries and Japan.
Murdoch, Jake
This study analyzed the extent to which differences in graduate employment can be explained by differences in where the graduates studied. In Europe and Japan there seem to be large cross-country and field differences in the importance, in terms of graduate employment, of the institution where the graduate studied. The study attempted to explain these differences in terms of Human Capital theory (illustrated by the teaching quality of each institution) and Filter theory (indicated by the reputation of each institution). Data were obtained for business studies in 17 institutions in Italy, 19 in France, 19 in Denmark, 21 in the Netherlands, 13 in the United Kingdom, 11 in Sweden, and 13 in Japan. Given that the research literature on institutional effects on graduate employment has mostly dealt with the U.S. context, it is interesting to note that this study shows some significant results for European countries and Japan. The results are interesting in terms of a comparison between the prestige of the Imperial universities and Grandes Ecoles, respectively in Japan and France, and the "Ivy League" universities of the United States. An appendix traces some links between teaching quality and income in Business. (Contains 2 tables and 34 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan