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They conclude that there is a strong sectoral dimension in the relationship between skills and productivity, and that policy initiatives need to incorporate this. They also stress that any attempts to influence which skills companies require and how skilled workers are deployed must address not only a company's product market strategy but also its competitive strategy.

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