Productivity Science - Principle of Industrial Engineering
Develop a science for each element of a man - machine system's work related to efficiency and productivity.
Attitudes Toward Work and Productivity
by Anthony C. Hubert, president of EuroJobs, an organization he established to promote efforts to raise the quality of working life and productivity in Europe. He was formerly Secretary-General of the European Association of National Productivity Centres. He writes regularly for this column.
Is Science Universalistics
Interesting ideas regarding science development and productivity of scientists
Making Science: Between Nature and Society
Harvard University Press, 1992 - Science - 290 pages
The sociology of science is dominated today by relativists who boldly argue that the content of science is not influenced by evidence from the empirical world but is instead socially constructed in the laboratory. Making Science is the first serious critique by a sociologist of the social constructivist position.
Stephen Cole begins by making a distinction between two kinds of knowledge: the core, which consists of those contributions that have passed the test of evaluation and are universally accepted as true and important, and the research frontier, which is composed of all work in progress that is still under evaluation. Of the thousands of scientific contributions made each year, only a handful end up in the core. What distinguishes those that are successful?
Agreeing with the constructivists, Cole argues that there exists no set of rules that enables scientists to certify the validity of frontier knowledge. This knowledge is "underdetermined" by the evidence, and therefore social factors--such as professional characteristics and intellectual authority--can and do play a crucial role in its evaluation. But Cole parts company with the constructivists when he asserts that it is impossible to understand which frontier knowledge wins a place in the core without first considering the cognitive characteristics of the contributions. He concludes that although the focus of scientific research, the rate of advance, and indeed the everyday making of science are influenced by social variables and processes, the content of the core of science is constrained by nature. In Making Science, Cole shows how social variables and cognitive variables interact in the evaluation of frontier knowledge.
Productivity science and sustainability – a value-driven synthesis
David Lloyd John Stainer, Alan Stainer
International Journal of Management and Decision Making, Volume 11, Issue 3-4
World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS)
Peace and Prosperity through Productivity
WCPS works primarily through its two Divisions – the World Network of Productivity Organizations(WNPO) and the World Academy of Productivity Science(WAPS). WCPS identifies and supports WNPO organizations that include both national and regional productivity promotion organizations. WAPS identifies and inducts Fellows who are eminent professionals that devote much of their life enhancing productivity science development and implementation.
Novem ber 2001
Productivity in a Connected World
As part of their planning and preparation for the next world Productivity congress (Hong Kong/China, November 2001) the World Confederation of Productivity Science recently held a 'think tank' session in Boston, USA.
Poductivity professionals must:
recognise and accept new forms of working, exploiting connectivity
understand the productivity implications of these new forms of working
develop new metrics to measure and analyse such productivity,
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PRODUCTIVITYMANAGEMENT - THE BUSINESS
Alan Stainer & Lorice Stainer