With economic uncertainty prevailing in recent years, Singapore is being confronted with the challenges of managing growing aging population, acute land and labour constraints and rising business operating costs. If left unchecked, these challenges may threaten Singapore’s economic well-being and consequently its status as a global and financial hub. To address these challenges, many believe productivity-driven growth can deliver sustainable and inclusive economic development and improve Singapore’s standard of living over time. The National Productivity and Continuing Education Council (NPCEC), set up to spur Singapore to step up its efforts to boost skills and enterprise productivity, has identified the accountancy sector as one that has the scope for productivity growth and could potentially bring about spill-over productivity effects to other industries (Straits Times, 2012).
Accounting, Productivity, government policies, SMEs, small businesses
Accounting | Human Resources Management
Accounting Information System
Accounting and Productivity: Answering the Big Questions
Suwardy, Themin; Pan, Gary
SMU and CPA Australia
City or Country
Pan, Gary. 2012. "Helping Hands." In Accounting and Productivity: Answering the Big Questions, edited by Themin Suwardy and Gary Pan, 123-133. Singapore: SMU and CPA Australia.
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