Publications & Videos
One of the key roles of the APO is to serve as a Cleaning House of Information on Productivity. Very early on its inception, an active publication program was undertaken to propagate and disseminate information on the productivity concept, its socio-economic significance, and the tools and techniques for its enhancement. The books published included reports of proceedings of selected basic research projects, surveys, symposia, study meetings, and seminars in the fields of agriculture, management, production engineering, and technology. They are distributed to NPOs, university libraries, research institutes, government agencies, private-sector corporations, university faculty members, researchers, APO resource persons, and senior corporate executives. Since 2003, the APO has produced its publications both in print and e-book formats. The e-books are available on the APO website, which readers can download free of charge on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The APO allows readers to copy and reproduce its e-books for personal use only. For all other purposes, prior permission must be obtained.
With the collaboration of the Japan Productivity Center for Socio-Economic Development, the APO also produces a number of training videos on topical subjects relating to productivity, agriculture, environment, product quality, production management, service industries and the public sector. They are appropriate for self-learning or for use in training programs. If you wish to obtain any of the videos, there is order form for your use, together with instructions on payment. Kindly send your order form to the APO Administration and Finance Department.