The spread of globalization means that robust corporations must develop constructive labor-management relations in a variety of contexts. The productivity movement in Japan has always been inextricably linked with good labor-management relations, and this volume examines their evolution to maintain a balance between productivity improvement and mutual respect between the two parties, which could be adapted to any context.
Developed in the late 1990s, MFCA is an environmental management tool since it increases the transparency of material flows, thus decreasing waste. This easy-to-understand manual contains six modules and a case study.
The 7th edition in the series presents comparative data on productivity and economic growth covering 29 Asian economies and Australia, the EU, Turkey, and the USA as reference economies covering the 1970–2011. A new feature is the inclusion of total factor productivity calculations for Bangladesh for the first time.
A compilation of 13 demonstration projects conducted in nine member countries, 2007–2011, detailing productivity-related problems and how they were resolved. Abundant figures and tables, with before-and-after photos, document the results.
Synthesis of a pilot study jointly conducted with the Kyushu University Asia Center examining agricultural policies in six APO member countries (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Republic of China, Thailand) based on the OECD producer support estimate methodology.