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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2003202
    Geography: Canada
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    This paper examines the factors underlying firm failure, and compares the failure mechanisms for young firms against those of older organizations. This paper suggests that there are systematic differences between the determinants of firm failure for firms that fail early in life and those that fail after having successfully negotiated the early liabilities of newness and adolescence. Data from 339 Canadian corporate bankruptcies confirm that younger firms fail because of inadequacies in managerial knowledge and financial management abilities. On the other hand, older firms are more likely to fail because of an inability to adapt to environmental change.

    Release date: 2003-08-08

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X20020026423
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    The reputation of a national statistical office (NSO) depends very much on the quality of the service it provides. Quality has to be a core value: providing a high quality service has to be the natural way of doing business. It has to be embedded in the culture of the NSO.

    The paper will outline what is meant by a high quality statistical service. It will also explore those factors that are important to ensuring a quality culture in an NSO. In particular, it will outline the activities and experiences of the Australian Bureau of Statistics in maintaining a quality culture.

    Release date: 2003-01-29
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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2003202
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the factors underlying firm failure, and compares the failure mechanisms for young firms against those of older organizations. This paper suggests that there are systematic differences between the determinants of firm failure for firms that fail early in life and those that fail after having successfully negotiated the early liabilities of newness and adolescence. Data from 339 Canadian corporate bankruptcies confirm that younger firms fail because of inadequacies in managerial knowledge and financial management abilities. On the other hand, older firms are more likely to fail because of an inability to adapt to environmental change.

    Release date: 2003-08-08

  • Articles and reports: 12-001-X20020026423
    Description:

    The reputation of a national statistical office (NSO) depends very much on the quality of the service it provides. Quality has to be a core value: providing a high quality service has to be the natural way of doing business. It has to be embedded in the culture of the NSO.

    The paper will outline what is meant by a high quality statistical service. It will also explore those factors that are important to ensuring a quality culture in an NSO. In particular, it will outline the activities and experiences of the Australian Bureau of Statistics in maintaining a quality culture.

    Release date: 2003-01-29
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