In Manufacturing Prosperity, industry leaders and prominent academics review the current state of the Australian and New Zealand economies. They make the case for a coherent industry policy to create long-term growth and jobs, and discuss what is needed to develop knowledge industries of the future. Their contributions cover: building a competitive advantage new technologies and skills industry networking regional development investing in infrastructure. Which is the way forward for Australia and New Zealand now that all the major reports and submissions on industry policy, such as the Mortimer review of business assistance, are in? Do proposals measure up to the scale of the challenge? What realistic alternatives do we have in an increasingly deregulated global environment? This book challenges the myth that the world is moving to a post-industrial future and qrecognises the importance of the manufacturing sector to Australiaas economic prospects and industryas current focus on innovation, design, research and development.qmore utilitarian, aquot;Toyota Corolla economyaquot;; an economy that delivers more leisure, relaxed working environments, and steady improvements in general living standards. ... The problem with this kind of wishful thinking is that such developments, while possibly leading to a higher average ... Government policy in 1993-96 looked forward to a zero-tariff environment by 2004 (NZ Government, 1994, p ix).
|Author||:||Rodin Genoff, Roy Green|
|Publisher||:||Federation Press - 1998|