Management matters in Australia: just how productive are we?: findings from the Australian Management Practices and Productivity global benchmarking project


Permanent URL for this page:

Corporate author:

Australia. Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR)


This report reviews management practices in Australian manufacturing firms and the link between these practices and the productivity performance of firms. The study found that while Australian management practices are not in the top rank of performance worldwide, they are also not among the worst. They currently rate as only moderately above average when benchmarked globally, leaving significant scope for consistent and sustained improvement across key areas. The research shows that the quality of management practices has a measurable impact on labour productivity, as well as sales and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Management; Performance; Quality; Communities of practice

Keywords: Productivity; Benchmarking; Personnel management; Managers

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: DIISR, 2009

Physical description: 42 p.

ISBN: 978064272621

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 118.521

Show Extra Info
QR Code for

Item File(s)

Download to Device