Australia's Competitiveness: From Lucky Country to Competitive Country, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118497392
  • ISBN-13: 9781118497395
  • DDC: 337
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In this in-depth overview of Australia's economy, Michael Enright and Richard Petty -- leading scholars on international competition--look at the data behind the news reports to offer a complete view of Australia's stable and wealthy economy. The book compares Australia with other similarly sized OECD economies as well as other Asia-Pacific economies and looks at fifteen international sources of data on competitiveness. It features a large-scale survey on Australian companies and offers deep insight on the country's future in terms of economics and economic policy. Revealing an honest assessment of Australia's true position in the world, the book looks at how Australian businesses see themselves and offers policy positions for government and firms to make the most of Australia's unique global economic position.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Australia's Economic Performance.
2: International Assessments of Australia's Competitiveness.
3: Competitiveness in the Real World.
4: Drivers of Competitiveness in Australia.
5: Workforce, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources.
6: Economic Policy, Regulation, and Tax.
7: The Knowledge Economy, the Asia-Pacific Region, and the Role of Cities.
8: Scenarios for Australia's Economic and Business Future.
9: Implications for Australia.