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June 1990

Productivity in the photographic equipment and supplies industry

Stuart Kipnis, Clyde Huffstutler

The introduction of computers and automated equipment, along with modifications in corporate strategy, inventory control, and employee training, was a significant factor in productivity growth during the 1980's. This study introduces a new Bureau of Labor Statistics measure of productivity in the industry, which seeks to capture the dynamics of an industry that has gone from a period of strong output growth to one of slower growth and is currently attempting to recover.

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