Career and mobility in japan and the netherlands

A Comparative study of early-career patterns of recently graduated employees
  • Peter Mühlau
Part of the Higher education dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 21)


Labour Market Japanese Woman Temporary Contract Internal Labour Market Permanent Position 
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  • Peter Mühlau
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  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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