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Competition, Agency and Productivity.

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This article tests a set of hypotheses relating to agency and Schumpeterian views on how competition affects performance. A survey data set of Australian workplaces is used, with the change in labour productivity as the dependent variable. The results show strong support for the idea that intense competition raises productivity growth in managerial workplaces, but not in non-managerial workplaces (i.e. where the principal owner also works). Testing the agency theories in more detail, we find ...

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10.1080/1357151042000286447

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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
International Journal of the Economics of Business More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
349 - 367
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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ISSN:
1357-1516
Language:
English
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uuid:1ba9e70a-4f67-4f82-8866-42d682001dcd
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12662
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2011-08-15

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