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Fading Productivity - Making Sense of Canada's Productivity Challenge

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  • Rock Lefebvre

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    (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)

  • Katherine Mayman

    (Certified General Accountants Association of Canada)

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    The Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum demonstrates that Canada’s competitiveness is at its lowest in the last five years. This paper seeks to understand the major causes of the decreasing competitiveness and how these factors have interacted with productivity growth. The analysis shows that institutional inefficiency as well as excessive government regulations imposed on businesses are damaging to productivity and competitiveness. Weak investments in capital goods hinder the ability to grow and to create greater economies of scale. Sufficient government investment is crucial to the maintenance of competitive post-secondary institutions, whereas employer-supported training is an important factor in improving labour productivity and business sophistication.

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    Paper provided by Certified General Accountants Association of Canada in its series Working Papers with number 070601.

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    Length: 82 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:cga:wpaper:070601

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    Keywords: productivity; labour productivity; multifactor productivity; competitiveness; global competitiveness index; innovation; education and training;

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