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Reflections on the National Productivity Year of 1962

November 2022 marked 60 years since the launch of the National Productivity Year in November 1962. What were the context, aims and legacy of the National Productivity Year? And while those were different times, are there any lessons learned for today’s productivity debate? This summary was first published as a blog.

Authors  Josh Martin (ESCoE) and Nicola Pike (The Productivity Institute)


  • Productivity Studies




J. Martin, N. Pike (2022) National Productivity Year 1962 - reflections and lessons 60 years on