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Business productivity in New Zealand: Assessing the drivers and barriers in the international context

NZIER has undertaken research for ASB, which shows the importance of exposure to international competition and domestic innovation ecosystems in motivating businesses to invest to boost productivity. The role of government and the finance sector is to ensure minimal barriers for busin … Read more

Accelerating Aotearoa businesses one technology generation forward

A joint report with Spark. Read more

Working together: Re-focusing public accountability to achieve better lives

In reviewing the economics of accountability, we look at how the system of public accountability in Aotearoa New Zealand can contribute to increasing the productivity and effectiveness of the social assistance system, with a focus on addressing persistent disadvantage. Read more

Picking cherries: Evidence on the effects of temporary and seasonal migrants on the New Zealand economy

A report for the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Read more

Wellbeing and productivity at work

A report for Xero. Read more

Could do better : Migration and New Zealand's frontier firms

A report for the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Read more

Economic potential of cloud-based business tools

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The economic impact of GS1: In retailing and wholesaling industries

GS1 commissioned NZIER to estimate the economic contribution of using GS1 standards in the retail and wholesale industries for the New Zealand economy. The research scope was limited to the macroeconomic effects of cost and labour productivity improvements in these industries. Read more

Bespoke residential housing demand and construction innovation

NZIER report to BRANZ and the Building and Construction Productivity Partnership. Read more

Construction productivity : an evidence base for research and policy issues

A report for the Building and Construction Sector Productivity Partnership. Read more

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