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Author Australia. Bureau of Industry Economics.

Title Agri-food case study : micro reform - impacts on firms / Bureau of Industry Economics
Published Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1996

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 W'BOOL  338.1994 Aus/Acs  AVAILABLE
Description xxvii, 254 pages ; 25 cm
Series Report / Bureau of Industry Economics ; 96/11
Report (Australia. Bureau of Industry Economics) ; 96/11
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The agri-food industries and the BIE survey -- 3. Broad impacts of micro reforms on firms -- 4. Positive outcomes from increased competition -- 4.1. Trade liberalisation and responses to increased competition -- 4.2. Firms' responses to increasing competition -- 4.3. Outcomes accompanying increased competition -- 4.3.1. Changes in operational structure -- 4.3.2. -- Major investments -- 4.3.3. Sales growth -- 4.3.4. Export growth -- 4.3.5. Increased productivity -- 4.3.5. Change in profitability and wages -- 5. Building productive workplaces -- 5.1. Changes in productivity -- 5.1.1. Labour productivity -- 5.2. Factors contributing to productivity changes -- 5.2.1. Increased competition: an important productivity driver -- 5.2.2. Productivity changes and firms' responses to increased competition -- 5.3. Industrial relations, workplace reforms and productivity changes -- 5.3.1. Why so few enterprise agreements -- 5.3.2. Management and employee relations -- 6. Micro reforms: challenges for the future -- 6.1. Key reforms for future competitiveness -- 6.2. Industrial relations -- 6.3. Input taxes/on-costs -- 6.4. Food standards and related regulations -- 6.5. Tariffs and statutory marketing arrangements -- 6.6. Infrastructure services: road freigh and waterfront reforms -- 6.7. Environmental reglation -- Appendix 1. Steering group membership and sponsors -- Appendex 2. Survey forms -- Appendix 3. Technical aspects of survey analysis -- Appendix 4. Industry profiles for the surveyed industries -- Appendix 5. Impacts of micro reform at the industry level -- Appendix 6. The adequacy of the pace of micro reform: an industry level perspective -- Appendix 7. The changed competitive environment -- Appendix 8. Firms' operations in a changed competitive environment -- Appendix 9. Overall firm performance -- Appendix 10. Human resources. on.rk, Fremantle
Notes "May 1996"
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 250-254
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
Report (Australia. Bureau of Industry Economics) no:96/11
Subject Agriculture -- Australia.
Competition -- Australia.
Exports.
Food industry and trade -- Case studies.
Food industry and trade -- Economic aspects.
Food industry and trade -- Australia.
Industrial productivity -- Case studies.
Industrial productivity -- Australia.
Labor productivity.
Genre/Form Collective labor agreements.
Author Australia. Bureau of Industry Economics.
ISBN 0644362731
Other Titles Micro reform - impacts on firms