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Main Title: Productivity, Machinery and Skills in a Sample of British and German Manufacturing Plants
Subtitle: Results of a Pilot Inquiry
Author(s): Daly, A.
Hitchens, David M.W.N.
Wagner, K.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: On the basis of interviews with management and factory floor employees at 45 matched firms in Britain and West Germany, this article examines the roles of machinery and workforce skills in explaining comparative produc tivity performance. The average age of British machinery was not very different from that found in German plants, but it was less technically advanced, was subject to more frequent breakdowns and breakdowns took longer to correct. Productivity was higher in Germany in each of our matched product groups and the importance of skills at all levels was apparent.
Issue Date: 1985
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): productivity
manufactory plant
Great Britian
produc tivity performance
Journal Title: National Institute Economic Review
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 111
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/002795018511100105
Page Start: 48
Page End: 61
EISSN: 1741-3036
ISSN: 0027-9501
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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