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作者 Foster, Karen R., [author]
書名 Productivity and prosperity : a historical sociology of productivist thought / Karen R. Foster
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9781487500788 (cloth)
9781487520571 (paper)
1487500785 (cloth)
1487520573 (paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HC120.I52 F68 2016    在架上    30610020539680
說明 viii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-284) and index
"Despite Canada's economic success over the past thirty years, the country's ranking in productivity has continued to decline when compared to other industrialized nations. Economic experts and pundits repeatedly call for means of improving productivity, arguing that it is the lynchpin to prosperity. However, there is growing evidence to the contrary. In Productivity and Prosperity, Karen Foster zeroes in on the paradox of productivity: that it is the key to economic prosperity and yet its connection to well-being and median incomes has all but disappeared. Drawing together three case studies including the development of Statistics Canada, the National Productivity Council, and the evolution of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Foster argues that there is a 'productivist regime' guiding policy development in Canada and abroad. By analyzing and critiquing the inherent assumptions of productivism the author destabilizes the myth that economic growth is essential for quality of life"-- Provided by publisher
The discovery of productivity -- Managing and measuring productivity -- The Dominion Bureau of Statistics -- The National Productivity Council -- the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency -- The decline of productivity?
主題 Industrial productivity -- Canada -- Case studies
Industrial productivity -- Government policy -- Canada -- Case studies
Canada -- Economic policy -- Case studies
Productivité -- Canada -- Études de cas
Productivité -- Politique gouvernementale -- Canada -- Études de cas
Canada -- Politique économique -- Études de cas
Economic policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00902025
Industrial productivity. fast (OCoLC)fst00971502
Industrial productivity -- Government policy. fast (OCoLC)fst00971518
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
Case studies. fast (OCoLC)fst01423765
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