Productivity, Innovation and Economic Performance (National Institute of Economic and Social Research Economic and Social studIes, 40)
Geoff Mason, Mary O'Mahony, Ray BarrellISBN: 0521780314; 9780521780315;
Productivity and its determinants are central to economic debate. This volume examines differences in productivity among nations, and provides comprehensive discussion as to why they exist; it addresses the importance of the growth and measurement of service productivity, and studies the role of human capital in adapting to new technologies. The creation of knowledge through research and development and its diffusion through trade, investment and the interaction of firms are also fully investigated.