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Productivity growth in UK companies

Nickell, Stephen and Wadhwani, S. and Wall, M. (1991) Productivity growth in UK companies. CEPDP, 26. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

The main empirical conclusion of this paper are: (i) Higher levels of debt are associated with increases in both the level and the growth rate of productivity (ii) Increases in market share are associated with falls in the level of productivity, while companies with a higher market share experience higher productivity growth. (iii) Productivity growth was higher in union firms during 1979-89, and might have been lower during 1975-78.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1991 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008 15:28
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 11:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/21117

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