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Unit labour costs in manufacturing in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)
Title: Unit labour costs in manufacturing in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Author(s): Duncan, Ron
Publisher: Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Asia Pacific Press
Description: 
Unit labour costs in manufacturing in Papua New Guinea are compared with estimates for Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines?countries which are likely competitors for invest-ment funds. Assessed in these terms, manufacturing activities in Fiji and Papua New Guinea are uncompetitive for export-based investment. Of most concern is the relatively poor labour productivity performance which is most likely associated with their inward-looking industrial policies. Hopefully, the more outward-oriented investment, trade and financial policies being adopted will lead to improved productivity and ultimately wage growth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/157465
ISSN: 1834-9455 (online)
0817-8038 (print)

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