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Micro reform -- impacts on firms : aluminium case study / [researched and written by Rosalie McLachlan, Colin Clark and Chris Harris]
Bib ID 1780844
Format BookBook
Author
McLachlan, R. (Rosalie)
 
Description Belconnen, ACT : Industry Commission, 1998 
xxii, 230 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0646335502
Summary

This report provides firm level insights into the impact of microeconomic reform on the aluminium industry. Surveys despatched to firms in the industry's three core stages coved by the study (bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting) and discussions with the Australian Aluminium Council, The Minerals Council of Australia and the Queensland Mining Council are the source of much of the information drawn on in this case study. Firms responding the Commission's survey indicated their perceptions about the impact of various microeconomic reforms on their competitiveness between 1990 and 1996. Firms with the aluminium industry stressed that the key challenge facing them is to improve their competitiveness by successfully embracing a continuous improvement culture. They indicated that the four microeconomic reforms most needed to enhance their competitiveness over the next 3-5 years relate to coastal shipping, electricity, natural gas and the development of an effective response to greenhouse gases.

Full contents
  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Australian aluminium industry
  • 3. Performance of the Australian aluminium industry
  • 4. Government influence on firms' performance - survey results
  • 5. Infrastructure services
  • 6. Labour market and workplace reforms
  • 7. Environmental regulations and resource access
  • 8. Taxation arrangements
  • Appendices
 
Notes

"March 1998".

Subjects Aluminum industry and trade -- Australia.  |  Microeconomics -- Australia.  |  Aluminium industry and trade -- Australia.  |  Aluminium industry and trade.
Other authors/contributors Clark, Colin  |  Harris, Chris  |  Australia. Industry Commission
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 1998. 

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