Asianization (亞洲化) will be a key force of the "Future of Quality". Asian Network for Quality (ANQ), has established since 2002, will take a significant role to contributing to the world economic development through improving quality . Unit now, there are seventeen organization members, two affiliated members and one partner organization (with 18 countries or economic areas). ANQ seeks to improve quality of human life by contributing to the progress of science and technology; and operates following the ANQ Way which is a set of principles included "Harmony in Diversity", "Mutual Respect and Compassion", "Austere and Simple Living" and "Effective and Efficient Use of Abundant Resources". The following map showed the distribution of ANQ members.
According to ASQ Future of Quality studies, globalization has identified as one of key forces since 1996. Then globalization ranked top three key forces in 2005 (No. 1), 2008 (No. 1) and 2011 (No. 3), respectively. Globalization (全球化) is the process of international business integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, services, ideas, and other aspects of culture. However, different businesses included manufacturing products and services provision will implant in different places because of globalization, so that localization becomes very significant. Localization (本地化) is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel." Since the global economic direction changed from West to East, the localization process becomes Asianization. Asianization (亞洲化) is an action, process, or result of doing or making Asia-like; implying Asia culture and habit will be more and more important in the world. The following table showed ASQ Future of Quality Studies from 1996 to 2011.
Why Asia become a key area in the world? For instance, BRIC (金磚四國) was coined by Jim O'Neill in 2001 through his paper named "Building Better Global Economic BRICs". It is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. And then Kenichi Ohmae (Strategist and future-trend guru) predicted a huge of currency will flow into VITAMIN (維他命十國) included Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Iran, Iraq and Nigeria in 2012. Both BRIC and VITAMIN involved some Asia countries. Therefore, I prepare some charts compared GDP and Population among USA, European Union, BRIC and VITAMIN as well as among USA, European Union and ANQ countries. It was found that GDP separated into the three similar portion around 20% to 30% of world GDP. Moreover, ANQ Countries' GDP and Population is observed larger than USA, European and "BRIC plus VITAMIN", individually.
Therefore, I predict that Asianization (亞洲化) will be ranked top three key forces in next ASQ Future of Quality Studies in 2014.
The following tables summarized the data included GDP, GDP per capita, Population and Public Debt for analysis.
Kenichi Ohmae - 大前研一 《大資金潮》 - VITAMIN (維他命十國)
GDP data from Google Search (e.g. XXX GDP in 2012; where XXX is country name) & Wikipedia
The global debt clock - http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock
ANQ - http://www.anforq.org/
Remarks: (Change from Asiaization to Asianization on 17 Feb 2016)
The gross world product (GWP) is the combined gross national product of all the countries in the world. Because imports and exports balance exactly when considering the whole world, this also equals the total global gross domestic product (GDP). The Gross World Product (GWP) is to combine Gross National Product (GNP) of all the countries in the world. Nominal GWP (billions) = USD71,830 billion in 2012
Collectively, the G8 nations comprise 50.1% of 2012 global nominal GDP
(G8 = France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada.)
(In the American system one billion is 1,000,000,000 and a trillion is 1,000,000,000,000 so one trillion is one thousand times one billion.) (In Chinese, billion is 十億 and trillion is 兆.)
The European Union (EU) reached its current size of 28 member countries with the accession of Croatia on 1 July 2013. EU included Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. (http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/member-countries/)