Projects tagged with Productivity
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A firm’s business strategy does not exist in a vacuum; it requires employees to implement it. However, firms often say that they have difficulties hiring certain types of employees. Through interviews with firms and analysis of the 2008 New Zealand Business Operations Survey, this research explored the interaction between...
Should the focus of publicly provided small business assistance be on start-ups or growth businesses?
Topics: Literature review, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy
How is New Zealand best able to maximise the potential of its enterprise population? The simple answer is that it has to ensure that the "rules of the game‟ (incentives and signals) are as good as they can be. Nonetheless, there still may be instances of market failure, suggesting grounds for publicly provided business...
Topics: Literature review, Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Local Government, Policy
Place matters in innovation. New ideas – and the capability to translate them into innovative goods, services, processes or markets – rely on the sharing of knowledge and resources by a diverse range of players, including firms, suppliers, employees, universities and government research institutes. For this paper, a review was...
Topics: Evaluation, Economic Growth, Productivity, Transport, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Innovation
New Zealand importers and exporters spend about $5 billion on freight services each year. These services provide essential connections between New Zealand and the international economy – allowing New Zealand products to be exported to markets all over the world and allowing New Zealand businesses and consumers access to a wide...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Policy, Migrants, Labour force
The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is a points-based policy that allows people who have the ability to contribute to New Zealand economically and socially to gain permanent residence in New Zealand. In recent years, SMC approvals have made up more than half of all residence approvals (58 percent in 2009/10). ...
Assessing the cost-effectiveness of a policy intervention involves comparing its costs and the value of its outcomes relative to some alternative policy (which might include doing nothing). An assessment of cost-effectiveness can assure taxpayers and policymakers that the intervention provides good value for money, or it may...
Measuring business births and deaths in quarterly job-flow data: Using the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (Stats NZ WP 11-03)
with: Statistics New Zealand
This paper’s purpose is to develop a suitable method to identify the contribution that start-up businesses (business births) make to total job creation in the New Zealand economy. And similarly, the contribution of closing businesses (business deaths) to total job destruction in the economy. Developing this method will enable...
Improving our understanding of Auckland's competitiveness: A synthesis of the Auckland Research Programme
Topics: Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Housing & Homelessness, Productivity, Innovation
Between 2007 and 2011, the Auckland Policy Office (APO) managed a research programme with the objective of acquiring evidence about how policy can best contribute to improving the city-region’s productivity and economic growth. In particular, the research programme aimed to shed light on a wide range of factors potentially...
This chapter examines the link between firm productivity and the population composition of the areas in which firms operate. We combine annual firm-level microdata on production, covering a large proportion of the New Zealand economy, with area-level workforce characteristics obtained from population censuses. Overall, the...
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Literature review, Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Productivity, Socio-economic status, Communicating
This paper benchmarks management practices in New Zealand manufacturing firms against the global best. The project was undertaken by a research team from the University of Technology Sydney and is part of a world-wide study led by the London School of Economics and McKinsey & Co. The findings suggest that while some of...
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