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Labour Productivity and Employment in Australian Manufacturing SMEs

Mahmood, Muhammad (2008) Labour Productivity and Employment in Australian Manufacturing SMEs. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 4 (1). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1554-7191

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Abstract This paper examines the relationship between labour productivity and employment in Australian manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The results indicate that labour productivity of SMEs varies substantially between industries within the manufacturing sector, but on average labour productivity for manufacturing SMEs increased at a faster rate than that of large manufacturing enterprises across all industries. All manufacturing industries except one recorded employment growth during the period under study. However like labour productivity growth, employment growth also varies across industries within the manufacturing sector. Yet the study could not establish any definite relationship between labour productivity growth and employment. This finding is consistent with some previous studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15236, manufacturing, SMEs, productivity, employment, production function
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > SEO Classification > 9102 Microeconomics
Current > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 03:50
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 00:16
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Citations in Scopus: 22 - View on Scopus

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