Projects tagged with Economic Growth
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Community in Mind: What is needed for effective psychosocial recovery of individuals and communities in greater Christchurch?
Topics: Literature review, Research, Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Groups, Community Development, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Emergency Services & Disaster Relief, Economic Growth, Social Services, Education & Training, Natural Disasters, Families & Whānau, Relationships, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Mental Health, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Resilience
In 2013, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority began research for the purpose of developing this Background Document to inform the Greater Christchurch Psychosocial Recovery Strategy. This report, Community in Mind: Greater Christchurch Psychosocial Recovery Background Document, identifies what...
Planning for the future: Structural change in New Zealand’s population, labour force, and productivity
The paper gives an overview of the demographic projections at the heart of fiscal sustainability. This includes projections of the population and labour force. The paper also discusses some perspectives on growth and productivity in the context of ageing and fiscal sustainability.
Adjusting productivity statistics for variable capacity utilisation: Working harder or hardly working? (Stats NZ WP 12-02)
This paper outlines the implications of adjusting productivity statistics for a variable rate of capacity utilisation of capital. Capacity utilisation data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows that capacity utilisation is not constant over time. Capacity utilisation adjustment leads to marginally lower...
Topics: Evaluation, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Productivity, Education & Training, Innovation
The incubator support programme seeks to enhance the survival and growth of early-stage, high-growth businesses via the development of high-quality incubators. It currently contributes to eight incubators. High-growth business may have ‘born global’ aspirations, as the domestic market is generally too small to...
Capital-labour substitution elasticities in New Zealand: One for all industries? (Stats NZ WP 12-01)
This paper tests the assumption of a Cobb-Douglas production function (a unitary elasticity of substitution between capital and labour) for 20 of New Zealand’s industries, using Statistics New Zealand’s industry-level productivity data. It also assesses how the Leontief production function (zero substitutability) may apply to...
with: Ministry for Women
Topics: Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Income & Wealth, Leadership, Women, Culture, Gender
This report, prepared by the EEO Trust for the Ministry of Women's Affairs details case studies of six New Zealand companies' work on gender diversity.
Topics: Research, Economic Growth, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Education & Training, Tertiary Education
This paper examines the determinants of firms’ skill shortages, using a specially-designed survey, the Business Strategy and Skills (BSS) module of the Business Operations Survey. We combine the BSS module with additional data on firms in the Statistics New Zealand’s prototype Longitudinal Business Database (LBD). We focus on...
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of skill shortages on the supply of training within New Zealand firms. The study uses a specially designed survey, the Business Strategy and Skills (BSS) module of the Business Operations Survey 2008 (BOS 2008). The paper evaluates the impact of skills shortages on the incidence...
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...
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