Tools and About
We believe that:
- Asia-Pacific Management Expertise develops as a result of the region's central place in the global world economy in the next century as well as our traditions. We therefore are not full proponents of "Asian values" which downplays our diversity, nor of the superiority of Western ideas and knowledge. Our diversity and uniqueness is our strength.
- Subtle colonialism from Western or other Asian countries must be recognised. More importantly we value our uniqueness, traditions and our people, and learn the wisdom to know what to accept and what to reject from others.
- The exchange of information free of political or commercial influence is a sign of the maturity of any society world-wide.
- We must focus on developing our own indigenous human resources and techniques without rejecting the opportunity to learn from and adapt/exploit imported knowledge.
- That this management expertise serves not only a commercial or organisational purpose but in the context of the Asia-Pacific century has a golden potential to help reduce barriers of economics, politics, racism, language, and society.
- Effective management should also serve the people by raising of living standards without the loss of distinctive cultures, traditions and lifestyles. The practice of effective management should not only benefit commerce but must also empower the people by example to government and society at large.
- That Organisational Change is essential. This is not due to failures in management in the past, but that the opportunities of the global Asia-Pacific century demands fast change to exploit fully this advantage to develop a more prosperous, humane, and liveable Asia Pacific for the future.
We will achieve our mission by:
- Exploiting the unique Internet capabilities for free exchange of ideas, resources and views, immediacy, access to resources, and the reduction of physical boundaries.
- Encouraging the spread and access to the Internet as part of the answer to the present inefficient communication methods that have hitherto discouraged discourse about and understanding of management within the region and outside.
- Publishing of research that is rigorously reviewed, avoiding the creation or reinforcement of out of date or inaccurate perceptions of the region. However, this is not at the expense of new, controversial, or thought provoking ideas and views.
- Publishing of news, commentaries, reviews, resources and articles that reflect our mission.
- Allowing free exchange through discussion groups and page content, and full participation in ongoing development, mission, and policy.
- Encouragement of networking within and between managers, consultants, academics, professionals, researchers and all those affected by their work.
- Providing an entertaining place - as the pursuit of common happiness is surely our ultimate goal.