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The Contribution of Services and Other Sectors to Australian Productivity Growth 1980-2004
A report by the CBR commissioned by the Australian Business Foundation looking at Australia's productivity performance from 1980 to 2004.
There has been a clear acceleration in the growth of labour productivity in Australia in the 1990s. From 1992 to 2004 labour productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.3% compared to 1.6% observed for 1980-1992. The analysis of productivity growth acceleration reveals that nearly all of the post-1992 acceleration can be attributed to the performance of just three services sectors: financial intermediation, wholesale trade and other business activities not elsewhere classified. The remaining sectoral contributions effectively cancel each other out.
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CBR awarded ESRC grant of £500,000
The Centre for Business Research in collaboration with the Council for Industry and Higher Education has been awarded a grant of £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council to analyse the impact of higher education institutions on regional economies. Michael Kitson will direct the research in collaboration with Alan Hughes with Maria Abreu and Vadim Grinevich appointed as Research Fellows on the project. The central aim of the project is to determine the factors affecting the incidence, form and effectiveness of knowledge exchange activities between the business and HEI sectors in the UK, and the way these and their impact vary across regional and sub-regional space.
Ian Jones, Michael Pollitt and David Bek win BEST PAPER PRIZE at EBEN UK
12-13 April 2007
At the 11th European Business Ethics Network UK Conference held at the University of Gloucestershire Business School, Cheltenham on 12-13 April 2007, Ian Jones, Michael Pollitt and David Bek's paper entitled Multinationals in their Communities: A Social Capital Approach to Corporate Citizenship Projects was awarded Best Paper Prize (recently also published in the CBR Working Paper series as Working Paper 337). Their prize-winning paper is based on their book of the same title which was launched in 12 June.
John Armour appointed to new Chair in Law and Finance at Oxford
20 March 2007
John Armour, Research Associate in the CBR and Senior Lecturer in the
Faculty of Law at Cambridge, has been elected to the
of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford. He will be the first holder
of the Chair. John first joined the Centre as a Research Fellow in the late
1990s to carry out research on insolvency law and corporate rescue. His
current projects include work on the relationship between law, finance and
development, a study of the impact on corporate rescue of the Enterprise Act
2002, and an analysis of the role played by bankruptcy laws on SME formation
and development in various countries. John will continue to be a Research
Associate of the CBR after his move to Oxford.
Appointments by Prime Minister to Membership of the Council for Science and Technology
2 March 2007
Alan Hughes has been re-appointed to membership of the Council of Science and Technology for a further three years. The CST is the UK Government's top-level advisory body on science and technology policy. It advises the Prime Minister and the First Ministers for Scotland and Wales on cross-cutting issues of strategic importance in science, engineering and technology.
British Enterprise: thriving or surviving?
20 February 2007
At CBR's conference
Enterprise and Innovation businessmen, policy-makers and academics were invited to discuss the findings of our "British Enterprise: thriving or surviving?" survey and the important policy implications it reveals. It had a focus on three key topics: innovation, public policy and regional disparities.The results of the survey were published simultaneously with this conference as British Enterprise: thriving, or surviving? SME growth, innovation and public policy 2001-2004.
The report is available for £50. To order a copy please contact Publications at the CBR.
Strategies for Success: Why Britian needs a US style SBIR programme
6 February 2007
A report by the Centre for Business Research entitled Secrets of the World’s Largest Seed Capital Fund is to be the focus of the next Cambridge Network Open Meeting which is going to take place on 21 March 2007.
To view click on the links below:
Article in Cambridge Network Connection Issue 26
Agenda for Cambridge Network Open Meeting