chapter  5
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Business Studies and Management Education in Japan's Economic Development - An institutional perspective

The broad expansion of higher education by the University Order after the First World War and the educational reform under strong American influence after the Second World War were probably the two greatest turning points in the development of Japan's higher education system. The formal and general education that resulted seems to have provided a good sound basis for the later training and continual upgrading of the human resources which served to promote flexibility and all-important diagnostic skills. In each company, this further training and upgrading was, for the most part, suggested and encouraged by various business organizations and training centres.