Labour Productivity in Australian Workplaces: Evidence from the AWIRS

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 19/99

Date: September 1999


Joanne Loundes


This paper provides some empirical evidence on the determinants of labour productivity in the workplace using data from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS). The results presented in this paper support the general conclusions reached by other authors investigating productivity, that is, workplace practicesparticularly the organisation of workmatter for labour productivity. This suggests that there are a number of issues at the workplace that management can directly address in order to improve labour productivity and workplace efficiency.

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