World Academy of Productivity Science    A Division of World Confederation of Productivity Science

Who We Are

The World Academy of Productivity Science (WAPS) is comprised of individual members who support the goal of the World Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) and who wish to contribute to its work. 

The Academy has the mission of promoting productivity development to achieve world peace and prosperity.

Fellows of WAPS are carefully selected and honored. They are individuals who are recognized by their peers and their communities for their knowledge creation and sharing, performance results achieved and/or policy implementation accomplishments that distinguish them as contributors to the field of productivity science. 

Once inducted, Fellows become Honorary Members of WAPS. 

The Academy maintains its global Honorary Membership to a maximum of 500 active Fellows at any one time. 

The consistent hard work and collective sharing of its Fellows are the driving force that help the Academy’s continual contribution to the development of productivity science. 

WAPS History

At the 5th World Productivity Congress held in Jakarta in 1986, a resolution was adopted to establish the World Academy of Productivity Science. 

It was at the 6th World Productivity Congress held in Canada in 1988 that the Academy status was ratified. 

The Academy affirmed its belief that expansion of science and technology have placed at the disposal of mankind an unparalleled instrument for the fulfillment of its goals which is possible only by integrating what mankind knows and how it can serve the global cause not by being distant from humanity but by offering a means whereby inquiring minds can polarize their knowledge and wisdom towards the progress of mankind in a continuously changing environment. 

WAPS Executive Team

Mr. CHEN Shengchang President

Mr. Chen is a research fellow and professor. He is also a post-doctoral mentor at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Tehua Postdoctoral Program, Honorary President of Beijing Film Academy’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Executive Vice President of The Chinese Academy of Productivity Science at Southwest Minzu University. 

Mr. Chen holds a degree in Economics from Peking University. 

Mr. Chen’s research focuses on issues of industrial structure, economies of scale, and economic globalization. Some of his published works are Introduction to the World’s New Technological Revolution, Experts’ Discussions on Knowledge Economy, Knowledge-Economy Reader and Productivity Economics

Mr. Chen is also the organizer of important academic and productivity activities. He was Secretary General of the organizing committee for the 12th WPC (2001) and the 14th WPC (2006).

He was Deputy Director, Institute of Economics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; chief editor, Economic Research Journal; chief editor, Mayors’ Reference Journal; and chief editor, Modernization Journal

Dr. Sunil ABROL 
Vice President

Dr. Abrol is President of Institute for Consultancy and Productivity Research, India, since 2010. He is currently Honorary Director on various Boards, including WCPS, NISF and MEPSC.

Dr. Abrol obtained a Ph.D. degree in organizational psychology from University of Delhi, and a Ph.D. degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is a Certified Trainer by Auckland College of Education, New Zealand, and a Certified Management Consultant by International Council of Management Consultants Institutes, USA.

Dr. Abrol started his career as a Lecturer for Post-Graduate courses in University of Delhi. He worked for 25 years in the Power and Telecom sectors in management support functions. Since 2011, he started to get involved in multiple projects in skills development, including setting up a Sector Skills Council in Management, Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills.

Dr. Abrol has held position of Chairman/ President/Director in various international professional organizations, including IFTDO, AHRD, ISTD, IMCI, and DMA.

He has authored three books and contributed papers/chapters in numerous books and journals.

Ms. Anita TANG 
Vice President

Ms. Tang is Managing Director of Chicago-based Royal Roots Global Inc., a cross-border business-strategy advisory.

She is a member of the board of directors of Adtones Limited, a U.K.-based media platform technology company. She is a member of the advisory board of the U.S.-based Asian Pop-up Cinema, an NGO dedicated to creating interest and awareness of Asian culture via film screenings.

Ms. Tang graduated Summa cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a BBA in Economics. She also earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

At Royal Roots, she focuses on cross-border business-strategy advisory and is a frequent speaker in U.S. and Asia’s business, government, and academic communities. Her projects span over Asia, Africa, U.K. and Europe, North America and Latin America. 

Ms. Tang's earlier career was in the financial industry – she traded the entire spectrum of instruments in the debt market. She also traded financial futures contracts on the trading floors of SIMEX and CME from the late 1980’s through the 1990’s.