One country, two economies: Papua New Guinea’s economic paradox

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Is Papua New Guinea better understood as two economies rather than one? Two economists examine the complexity of the country’s position.

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HR strategies for Papua New Guinea

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David James reports how Papua New Guinean businesses are taking local cultural considerations into account in the management of their staff.

Opinion: why Papua New Guinean companies need to invest in training

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Michael Kingston, Chief Executive of K K Kingston, explores why companies should invest in training.  

Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector on the rebound

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Things are looking up for Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing sector and moves are afoot to develop strategies to foster local companies. David James profiles the sector.

The lessons we learned from Papua New Guinea’s last boom

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Papua New Guinea is on the verge of stronger growth after a number of quiet years. Michael Kingston, Chief Executive of diversified manufacturer K K Kingston, shares with Business Advantage PNG the lessons he learned from the country’s last boom.

Why many Papua New Guinea companies become conglomerates

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Conglomerates have become rare in developed economies; the strategy of diversifying across different industry sectors tends to be punished by investors who prefer specialized players. But in Papua New Guinea industry diversification is commonly used as a way to grow.

Putting people first in Papua New Guinea business: the human resources challenge

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Managing human resources is always one of the principle challenges in business. In Papua New Guinea, the approaches have to be specific to the local culture and expectations of workers. Business Advantage PNG looks at some of the different ways that the issue is tackled.

Survival of Papua New Guinea industry threatened unless greater protection, say business figures

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There is a growing call for greater protection of Papua New Guinea industry to respond to allegedly unfair international competition. A number of manufacturers tell Business Advantage PNG that most countries have used protectionism to foster their domestic industries and it is time for PNG to do the same.

Opinion: it is necessary to protect Papua New Guinea’s industries, says Michael Kingston

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Papua New Guinea’s industries need to be protected if the nation is to proceed on the path to full industrialisation, says economist Michael Kingston, Chief Executive of manufacturer KK Kingston. He believes PNG can learn from Asia’s record.

Manufacturers survey: adapting to tougher economic conditions

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Papua New Guinea’s manufacturers experienced difficult conditions in 2015 and many are concerned that things will get worse before they get better. David James talks to some of the key figures from the sector to find out how they are coping with the tough market conditions.