National incentives for productivity improvement

Moditis, Ioannis; Markides, Christopher A.
June 2011
Management Services;Summer2011, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p24
Academic Journal
The article discusses the design, development and publication of the "Incentive Scheme," by the Cyprus Productivity Centre (CPC) commissioned by the National Productivity Council to design and implement a national programme productivity that would initiate efforts to improve productivity and the position of the Cyprus economy in the European Union. It notes how CPC organised a total of 13 three hour workshops aimed at evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) found in the economy and in the sectors that comprise it. It indicates the attempt of CPC to facilitate knowledge gain by organising a conference and publishing a good practice guide.


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