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W(h)ither New Zealand’s Productivity?

26 February 2024

On the eve of the closure of the Productivity Commission, Dr Ganesh Nana, lays down the wero for the…

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New Zealand cannot afford to go it alone – Innovation around…

26 February 2024

In this op-ed Dr. Denny Kudrna looks at how pooling information and coordinating investments in inno…

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Does size matter? Lessons from other small economies

26 February 2024

Naomi Ashby-Ryan Given its limitations of size and isolation, is New Zealand doing all it can to bol…

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Wellbeing in the workplace to lift productivity

18 January 2024

The Institute of Directors featured productivity as one of the top five issues for Directors to addr…

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“A shared north star” – intergenerational wellbeing needs sy…

4 July 2023

In this opinion op-ed, originally published in the Sunday Star Times, Productivity Commission Chair …

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No clickbait solution to lifting productivity

27 June 2023

Lifting productivity is a complex challenge, but the solution is through ongoing and sustained inves…

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Preparing for a future stream of emergencies

13 June 2023

This op-ed originally published by BusinessDesk considers the importance of learning to improve our …

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Universities critical for research and innovation journey

27 March 2023

The Commission supports the government’s current review of New Zealand’s RSI system to give greater …

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The future of supply chains is bleak…but so was the past

22 March 2023

This finding in the issues paper for the Improving Economic Resilience is further explored in an op-…

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The Rise of Productivity Commissions

20 March 2023

Some findings from a paper by Dirk Pilat about the work of national productivity commissions interna…

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