Prices and profits after the pandemic
This analysis shows that the profits of the largest non-financial companies were up 34 per cent at the end of 2021, compared to pre-pandemic levels – rising significantly faster than inflation and wage growth. This report argues that some firms could have considerable market power...
Do workers share in firm success? Pass-through estimates for New Zealand
This document studies the extent to which firm financial performance is passed on to workers in the form of higher wages and the degree to which this pass-through has changed over the period 2002-2018.
Report on the profitability and viability of the Australian aged care industry
The Royal Commission engaged BDO to provide this independent analysis of the finances of the aged care sector, including an assessment of profitability and financial viability, to inform the Commissioners’ development of recommendations.
Lean design process for formwork engineering
Formwork engineering is one of the major cost factors in reinforced concrete construction, which is not only critical for the successful completion of construction projects, but also critical for profitability. The purpose of this research is to utilize lean thinking in formwork design so as...
Fact Check: Are company profits growing five times faster than Australians' wages?
Opposition finance spokesman Jim Chalmers claims that company profits have grown five times faster than Australians' wages.
Theorizing construction industry practice within a disaster risk reduction setting: is it a panacea or an illusion?
With the recent increases in natural hazard events worldwide, and the likelihood that this will worsen still further with anticipated climate changes, the construction industry is increasingly contributing to building resilience within disaster-affected communities. Existing industry expertise, its educational approaches and the related theoretical frameworks...