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The role of training and innovation in workplace performance

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  • Patrick Laplagne

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Leonie Bensted

    (Productivity Commission)

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    This paper uses workplace-level data from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey to examine the extent to which the use of training and/or innovation by a workplace increases the likelihood that is has higher labour productivity than its competitiors, and experiences high labour productivity growth.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0207005.

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    Date of creation: 19 Aug 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0207005

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    Keywords: training - innovation - workplace performance - productivity - labour - capital - Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey;

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