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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 [Read More]
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 [Read More]
Summarized presentations by managers of prominent enterprises on how they incorporated CSR into core organizational activities to inspire management teams to make similar efforts.
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 [Read More]
Case studies of KM applications in public-sector organizations in India, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore (two), and Thailand, accompanied by an explanation of the APO [Read More]
An assessment of the impact of existing BE/QA frameworks on 74 private-sector organizations responding to a questionnaire, focusing on those in the ROC, India, Japan, Singapore, [Read More]
The contributors from the ROC, Japan, ROK, Singapore, and USA examined policies to improve job market access for older workers along with stereotypes and attitudes that [Read More]
Eight speakers at the 2011 Top Management Forum presented strategies for global management, including corporate philosophy, technology development, operational management, human resources, and marketing.
Coverage of the world’s best practices in using renewable energy sources and in-depth look at their technological, economic, and environmental results.
Summaries of presentations by speakers from eight globally recognized corporations on environment- and energy-conscious management strategies while ensuring business growth. Q&A sessions after each plus a [Read More]
Contains detailed information on 20 essential KM methods and tools and six further recommended tools, both divided into IT and non-IT sections
Eight case studies of non-IT KM utilization for different purposes in SMEs, with explanations of how to use the book and a concluding chapter on takeaway [Read More]
Selected papers from three APO projects on the topics in the 2006–08 period covering consumer trends, labeling and branding, certification, and contributions to rural development.
User-friendly descriptions are given to facilitate purchasing decisions resulting in a smarter, more sustainable society. Featuring 1,000 eco-products and eco-services developed by environmentally advanced enterprises.
An intensely practical 127-page manual providing technical information needed for energy audits and conservation studies. Examples include fuels and combustion and energy efficiency in boilers.
This casebook is an accompaniment to Knowledge Management: Facilitators’ Guide, with case studies from Scotland and the UK as well as from APO members the ROC, [Read More]
The Seven D approach to develop community capacity, which views a community as both the object of development and the most important actor in the process, [Read More]
A synthesized result of various APO projects, this manual contains a wealth of useful information needed to implement a food safety management system at enterprise level.
The contents show how to estimate GHG emissions from businesses; residential, commercial, and institutional buildings; and the transport sector and then develop measures for their mitigation.
National reports from India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore show how the wise use of social capital can play a role in business [Read More]
Multiple case studies from each of nine APO member countries plus the results of national surveys on the status of KM document how practices are shifting [Read More]
In an age of competition among business models, these Top Management Forum presentation summaries illustrate the tradeoffs successful managers must consider before selecting the best model [Read More]
This volume outlines specific problems in aging societies along with programs and policies to deal with them. Practical solutions adopted by the Republic of China, Japan, [Read More]
The fourth edition was extensively revised and updated, with nearly 20 pages added on new topics. Seven hundred eco-products/services are listed.
|This practical manual was developed to promote the concept and fundamental of energy conservation in industries to help them become more productive and competitive. The final|
Written in a “question, suggestion, and example” format, the manual is a stand-alone document covering all aspects of greening supply chains in a lucid, stepwise manner.
Eight top managers of globally known Japanese companies describe how a strong brand can be built up over time and how it gives the cutting edge [Read More]
This compendium is the result of a year of benchmarking among NPOs participating in the APO’s Best Practice Network, focusing on organizational excellence in SMEs (three [Read More]
Published as a sequel to Impact of Corporate Governance on Productivity: Asian Experience (2004), this volume contains a summary report on best-practice benchmarking in Asian corporate [Read More]
A joint publication of the APO and ILO, this is an exploration of how an economy, a sector, or an enterprise can restructure with maximum economic [Read More]
Based on the results of a survey in 11 APO members, insights are offered on integrated policy-based approaches to reduce solid waste generation and disposal methods [Read More]
The third volume in the series features best practices in measuring the impact of business excellence approaches, key performance indicators for SMEs, and public service excellence [Read More]
The proceedings of the 2007 International Productivity Conference, where noted speakers gave both theoretical and practical presentations on a variety of KM-oriented topics.
National reports from eight APO members show that the fostering of entrepreneurship has longer-lasting benefits than other forms of assistance, such as technology, finance, and partnership [Read More]
Summaries of nine presentations at the 2007 forum on the strategic management of technology and how it enables the continuous creation of customer value and productivity [Read More]
This compilation of seven resource papers and 13 country reports covers currently applied commercial agricultural biotechnology applications as well as those still in the R&D stage [Read More]
This volume reports the results of a 2003 survey of the legal and regulatory framework for microfinance in nine APO member countries to assist policymakers and [Read More]
An examination of the dimensions and sources of social capital, its benefits and costs, and how it affects productivity.
Legal compliance, ethical practices, and social contributions are the three dimensions of corporate social responsibility (CSR), which are explored from the Japanese viewpoint.
Extension systems play key roles in raising agricultural productivity. The reports here examine innovations in extension services, including ICT-based networking, the group approach, and expansion of [Read More]
|The results of a survey and reports at a follow-up symposium show how social capital and communities are changing with greater urbanization in 10 APO members.|
Estimates of postharvest produce losses vary but are massive, representing numerous types of waste which could be prevented. This compilation contains resource and country papers presented [Read More]
User-friendly descriptions are given to facilitate purchasing decisions resulting in a greener, sustainable society. Featuring approximately 1,000 eco-products and eco-services developed by environmentally advanced enterprises.
Based on APO demonstration projects conducted in Vietnam, 1998–2003, seven chapters and 10 village case studies show how Green Productivity can be incorporated into community development. [Read More]
HACCP is the internationally recognized system for the management of food safety for all involved in the production, processing, storage, and distribution of food for human [Read More]
The risks of overreliance on chemical inputs in agriculture are widely recognized. The papers contained here point out that the success of nonpesticide approaches to controlling [Read More]
The second volume in the series updates listings in the first. Descriptions are given to facilitate purchasing decisions resulting in a greener, sustainable society. Featuring approximately [Read More]
A daily-use reference that presents six steps to success in GP, explains the 13 tasks in the GP methodology, and outlines over 80 concepts, tools, and [Read More]
|The overall conclusion of the 10 country papers and integrated regional analysis in this volume is that, although they may take different forms in different national|
Survey projects on TFP conducted in 1998 and 2001 were discussed at an APO workshop in 2002, with the finalized report versions published here. Closer analysis [Read More]
This compendium documents the APO Best Practice Network (BPN) learning-and-sharing phase. The case studies from APO members Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand plus Australia [Read More]
While the Asian financial crisis of 1997 obviously affected banking and business, its impact on agriculture was also profound, in many cases hitting the poorest social [Read More]
The development of nonfarm jobs in rural areas leads to more stable growth of the overall economy. Papers from 17 APO member countries examine issues in [Read More]
Based on the presentations and proceedings of an APO study mission to Japan, this compilation showcases successful rural-based food-processing SMEs, many of which took a participatory [Read More]
Papers from 15 APO members conclude that agricultural diversification is a key to improved productivity and competitiveness, although several preconditions must generally be met before agricultural [Read More]
Farming sustainably in inherently fragile upland areas, which have often been subjected to intensive low-yield agriculture for centuries, requires technical and institutional inputs that are not [Read More]
Appropriate land-use planning requires that slopelands be classified with the integrated use of technologies like GIS, remote sensing, and 3D mapping, preferably combined with local knowledge, [Read More]