50 Years of Singapore's Productivity Drive
2017 marks the 50th year of Singapore's national productivity drive. This book provides a comprehensive account of the phases, milestones and activities of the productivity drive from its humble beginnings in 1967. The coverage ranges from the assistance that Singapore received through the United Nations Development Programme and the Japan–Singapore Productivity Development Project, to the national campaigns and programmes to build competencies in enterprises and the workforce.
The various developments are placed in the context of the economic environment and the priorities of the country at different points in time. This makes it clear why certain policies were implemented and why the productivity drive was transformed as Singapore progressed from a developing country to a developed country. Drawing insights from the 50-year history, the book concludes with a list of issues for reflection. -->Contents:ForewordAbbreviationsAbout the AuthorsPrologue:Overview of 50-Year Productivity Journey1960s–1970s:1960s: Sowing Seeds of Productivity to Support Industrialisation1970s: Ramping Up the Productivity DriveRole of United Nations Development Programme: 1967–19821980s:Laying Foundation for the Productivity Push in the 1980s1980s: Decade of Intense Productivity DriveSingapore Productivity Development Project: 1983–19901990s:Establishing Framework to Address Total Factor Productivity in the 1990s1990s: Intensification of Total Approach to Productivity2000s:Shifting Productivity Gears in the 2000s2000s: Turning Point in the Productivity Drive2010s:Renewing the Productivity Drive in the 2010s2010s: The Big Challenge to Raise ProductivityEpilogue:Back to the FuturePostscriptBibliographyIndex --> -->Readership: Policy-makers, employees in different enterprises, academics and general public interested in Singapore's productivity movement. -->Keywords:Productivity;Singapore;Economic Growth;Competitiveness;Asian Economy;Business;Asian StudiesReview:0