The Transition from Graduation to Work

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

  • Subas Dhakal
  • Verma Prikshat
  • Alan Nankervis
  • John Burgess

Part of the Work, Organization, and Employment book series (WOAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Issues and the Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Verma Prikshat, Alan Nankervis, John Burgess, Subas Dhakal
      Pages 15-29
    3. Alan Nankervis, Verma Prikshat, Subas Dhakal
      Pages 31-42
  3. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Noorziah Mohd Salleh, Jabil Mapjabil, Rafeah Legino
      Pages 125-142
    3. Sarita Hardin-Ramanan, Loga Ballasoupramanien, Shafiiq Gopee, Vikash Rowtho, Odylle Charoux
      Pages 143-160
    4. Peter Waring, Christopher Vas, Azad Singh Bali
      Pages 161-178
    5. Min-Wen Sophie Chang, Julia Connell
      Pages 179-202
    6. Surapit Promsit
      Pages 203-220
    7. Nguyen Danh Nguyen, Nguyen Ba Ngoc, Alan Montague
      Pages 221-237
  4. Comparative Analysis and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Subas Dhakal, Verma Prikshat, John Burgess, Alan Nankervis
      Pages 255-263

About this book


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.


graduate employability graduate work-readiness educational institutions educational systems labour market fourth industrial revolution 4IR human resource planning stakeholder theory education planning training policy labour market transition personality resources intellectual resources meta-skill resources job-specific sources

Editors and affiliations

  • Subas Dhakal
    • 1
  • Verma Prikshat
    • 2
  • Alan Nankervis
    • 3
  • John Burgess
    • 4
  1. 1.School of ManagementCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Institute of BusinessAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.School of ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.School of ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0973-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0974-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8837
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8845
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