Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

8-2012

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Accounting, Productivity, government policies, SMEs, small businesses

Discipline

Accounting | Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Accounting Information System

Publication

Accounting and Productivity: Answering the Big Questions

Editor

Suwardy, Themin; Pan, Gary

First Page

123

Last Page

133

ISBN

9789810730949

Publisher

SMU and CPA Australia

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/documents/accounting-productivity-2012.pdf

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