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Productivity Revisited : Shifting Paradigms in Analysis and Policy

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/30560
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The World Bank Productivity Project
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Cusolito, Ana Paula
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Maloney, William F.
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2018-10-23T15:35:25Z
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2018-10-23T15:35:25Z
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2018-10-25
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The stagnation of productivity in the developing world, and indeed, across the globe, over the last two decades dictates a rethinking of productivity measurement, analysis, and policy. This volume presents a 'second wave' of thinking in three key areas of productivity analysis and its implications for productivity policies. It calls into question the measurement and relevance of distortions as the primary barrier to productivity growth; urges a broader concept of firm performance that goes beyond efficiency to quality upgrading and demand expansion; and explores what it takes to generate an experimental and innovative society where entrepreneurs have the personal characteristics to identify new technologies and manage risk within an entrepreneurial ecosystem that facilitates them doing so. It also reviews arguments surrounding industrial policies. The authors argue for an integrated approach to productivity analysis that incorporates both the need to reduce economic distortions and generate the human capital capable of identifying the opportunities offered to follower countries and upgrade firm capabilities. Finally, it offers guidance on prioritizing policies when there is uncertainty around diagnostics and limited government capability.
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978-1-4648-1334-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30588
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English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
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FIRM PERFORMANCE
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TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
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TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY
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LABOR PRODUCTIVITY
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LABOR MARKET
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LABOR SKILLS
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PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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MEASUREMENT
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GROWTH POLICY
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ECONOMIC DISTORTIONS
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GOVERNMENT CAPACITY
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INNOVATION
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COMPETITIVENESS
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COMPETITION POLICY
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Productivity Revisited
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Shifting Paradigms in Analysis and Policy
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Book
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2018-11-19
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1334-4
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211334
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134222
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true
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en
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Governance :: National Governance
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International Economics and Trade :: Trade Technology and Productivity
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Private Sector Development :: Competitiveness and Competition Policy
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Private Sector Development :: Private Sector Economics
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Social Protections and Labor :: Skills Development and Labor Force Training
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International Economics and Trade :: Competition Policy
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International Economics and Trade :: Export Competitiveness
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Industry :: Industrial Economics
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GFCFC - Fin, Comp&Innov-Cap&Innov

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