11 décembre 2017

Zombie firms and weak productivity: what role for policy?

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Weak productivity growth is a major problem afflicting our societies. It curbs growth in incomes and endangers the sustainability of our social security systems. An important, but often ignored, source of the productivity slowdown is the increasing prevalence of weakly productive firms and, among them, “zombie firms” – i.e. firms that would typically exit or be forced to restructure in a competitive market. In this context, a new OECD study shows that this prevalence is closely related to weaknesses in the banking system and insolvency regimes. More...

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24 novembre 2017

Productivity: Age Is Just a Number

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. New study pushes back on decades of studies suggesting that scientific productivity peaks early and declines thereafter. More...

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23 novembre 2017

Challenging the ‘Productivity Paradox’

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution. More...

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12 novembre 2017

How to make Belgian firms more productive

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . A combination of market-based policies and a redistributive welfare state have helped Belgium achieved among the highest living standards in the OECD. While the economy remains highly productive, productivity growth has slowed  over the past two decades. More...

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15 octobre 2017


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Several years ago, when I was at Holyoke, the internet on campus went down for a few days. (Phone service went with it.) But electricity and water were unaffected, so we reported to work and tried to carry on as normally as possible. More...

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01 octobre 2017

Croissance de la productivité en France : le rôle de la réallocation des parts de marché entre entreprises

AccueilLes gains de productivité n’ont pas retrouvé, en France, leur rythme de progression d’avant-crise. Une baisse de régime qui pourrait être imputable à un retard d’ajustement de l’échelle de production au recul des ventes, surtout dans les secteurs manufacturier et de la construction.
Quand la productivité va, tout va, pourrait-on dire, à la lecture de cette Note d’analyse. Les gains de productivité sont une des composantes majeures de la croissance puisqu’ils traduisent la capacité à produire plus avec la même quantité de facteurs de production – capital et travail. Plus...

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21 septembre 2017

Latvia: time to reboot inclusive productivity growth

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Latvia’s economy is growing strongly. Driven by the recovery of exports and investment as well as strong private consumption, real GDP growth is expected to strengthen from 2% in 2016 to around 4% this year and next. Exporters have gained market shares. More...

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Lifting New Zealand’s game on productivity

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Productivity growth will be the main driver of global economic growth and prosperity over the coming decades. For New Zealand, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity, as NZ productivity is below that of leading OECD countries. More...

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03 août 2017

How to improve technical education to deliver higher skills and better productivity

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"In a new report for the Higher Education Policy Institute (www.hepi.ac.uk), Mary Curnock Cook, the former Chief Executive of UCAS, says the Government must address six big gaps in technical education policy to raise skills and productivity. More...

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30 avril 2017

Japan needs policies to boost productivity for inclusive growth

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Labour productivity in Japan is about a quarter below the average of the top half of OECD countries (Figure 1), which is surprising given Japan’s outstanding performance in education and skills and high level of R&D spending. As in other countries, the labour productivity gap between leading and lagging firms has widened in Japan, resulting in greater wage inequality between firms. The 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Japan examines the scope for positive synergy between policies to promote productivity and inclusive growth. More...

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