The article presents results of an analysis of factors influencing labour productivity in food industry enterprises in the years 2005-2008. Labour productivity was analysed, using stepwise regression, in the context of assets productivity, technical infrastructure, investment performance, added value, and depreciation costs. The analysis has revealed that despite significant progress, the level of labour productivity in domestic food industry is considerably lower than the European Union average. Labour productivity is lower only among enterprises in Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia Ireland, Hungary and Slovakia. Estimated parameters of regression function have indicated that the most important factors determining the labour productivity in food industry comprise: technical infrastructure, productivity of assets, investment performance, and the level of added value in relation to revenues. These factors accounted for the variability of labour productivity in food industry in over 80% of cases in the 2005-2008.
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