Motu studies the sources of productivity improvement and examines performance in business organisations. We are currently focused on examining the determinants of variations in firm performance.
We have been funded for this work under the “Productivity Hub” (Productivity Commission, Treasury, MBIE and Statistics NZ) for a research partnership using the Longitudinal Business Database, looking at the relationships among R&D, innovation, market power and firm performance. Work under the auspices of Te Pūnaha Matatini examines patterns of firm productivity across geographic regions.
Motu’s current and recent research in firm productivity and performance includes: