A comprehensive review, with numerous graphs and tables, of 50 years of the productivity movement in the Asia-Pacific by more than 40 experts plus their visions of how it will evolve in the face of rapid changes now occurring in almost every field. Published in tandem with a concise handbook.
The 8th edition in the series presents comparative data on productivity and economic growth covering 30 Asian economies and Australia, the EU, Turkey, and the USA as reference economies covering 1970–2013. The productivity measures in the report are based on data and estimates developed for the APO Productivity Database project since 2007.
A compilation of papers presented at the Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference 2013: Biotechnology and Global Competitiveness covering trends in biotechnology applications, commercialization of agricultural biotechnology, risk management for sustainability, and roles of biotechnology in enhancing Green Productivity and the competitiveness of agricultural products.
After a comprehensive overview, this publication highlights the different policy measures taken by the governments of seven Asian economies to stimulate innovation among SMEs. It contributes to the current discourse on the importance of financing innovations to create a conducive environment for long-term SME growth.