This paper investigates the likelihood of firms of different age, size and innovation intensity to seek debt or equity finance. Surveys in Australia and across the OECD suggest that obtaining adequate access to capital is one of the biggest hurdles to growing innovative firms.
The employment dynamics of Australian entrepreneurship
This research paper is the first in a series to explore the dynamics of employment and productivity growth in Australian firms. The paper examines the contribution of young firms (particularly startups) to net job creation between 2001 and 2011.
The Business Size Distribution in Australia research paper identifies trends and features in the business size structure (by employment) in Australia. It also investigates some of the drivers of these trends.
Regional impacts of the accelerated decline of the manufacturing sector in Australia
Manufacturing employment in Australia declined significantly in the 5 years to December 2013. In the Regional Impacts of the Accelerated Decline of the Manufacturing Sector in Australia research paper, we investigate how Australia adapted to this considerable decline.
Many emerging economies are investing in coal-fired electricity generation to ensure reliable, low-cost electricity access to support their industrial expansion and growing populations. The Coal in India report examines the energy policies and regulatory settings that will influence the outlook for India’s coal industry.