'Anomalies', Damned 'Anomalies' and Statistics: Construction Industry Productivity in Australia

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Title 'Anomalies', Damned 'Anomalies' and Statistics: Construction Industry Productivity in Australia
Author Allan, Cameron; Dungan, Andrew; Peetz, David Robert
Publication Title Labour, Capital and Change
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Newcastle
Publisher Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Abstract The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is a state agency established by the Howard government with coercive powers unprecedented in employment relations. A few months before the 2007 federal election, it released a consultant's report purporting to demonstrate that labour productivity had soared in the sector of the industry in which it had been exercising its coercive powers. However, re-analysis of the original data on building costs, which the report cited as its source, demonstrates no major savings or economic benefits and shows the alleged welfare gains to be based on discredited data.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/airaanz/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 AIRAANZ. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.
Conference name 23rd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Location Newcastle
Date From 2009-02-04
Date To 2009-02-06
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27312
Date Accessioned 2009-07-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Industrial Relations
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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