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Productivity And The California Global Warming Solutions Act: An Examination Of Cost Of Compliance Utilizing Plant Level Data In The Portland Cement And Manufacturing Industry, Richard Ardito 2018 Liberty University

Productivity And The California Global Warming Solutions Act: An Examination Of Cost Of Compliance Utilizing Plant Level Data In The Portland Cement And Manufacturing Industry, Richard Ardito

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This dissertation examined the effect of California environmental regulation, AB32 on the Portland Cement Mining and Manufacturing industry which was directly targeted by the legislation. The researcher examined the effect of productivity on the Portland Cement industry operating within California by comparing changes specific labor and fuel use productivity measures to changes in the same measures for organizations operating outside of California. These differences were examined using an independent sample t-test to determine if any changes were statistically significant. The results showed statistically significant increases in productivity for direct labor, total employee labor, and combustible fuel use when analyzed to ...


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