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Stormy productivity weather ahead?

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Purpose ‐ To explore the factors underpinning economic productivity (at a national level) and related concepts such as competitiveness and identify key lessons for governments and organisations. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Analyses published data and identifies internal and external, contemporaneous influences which might help explain those data. Draws general conclusions from the analysis. Findings ‐ It is possible to identify factors acting on a nation that explain the economic performance of that nation. Some of these factors are internal, such as government policy and action; some are external and "interfere" with current government policy and action. These external factors can act as a catalyst to improved performance. Practical implications ‐ Governments must be aware of their role in establishing a "climate" which offers the potential to create high productivity organisations. This is a delicate balance between providing an appropriate productivity infrastructure and over-regulation. Organisations attempting to improve productivity must be aware of the "productivity infrastructure" and ensure that their approach maximises ways in which it can be exploited. Originality/value ‐ Shows the importance of national economic factors in creating a potential for high productivity. Demonstrates the partnership that must exist between government and organisations to ensure competitiveness.
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Keywords: China; Competitive strategy; Economic performance; India; Productivity rate

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2007-01-23

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