Management

Managerial Human Capital in Small and Medium Enterprises

This randomized controlled trial evaluates a business training programme for women-owned small and medium enterprises in urban Uganda, examining both the direct effects on the management and growth of businesses invited to participate, and the indirect effects on the rest of the community.

Research Note
3 Apr 2017

In Brief: Management in Pakistan: First Evidence from Punjab

What explains differences in productivity in developing countries?

Research Note
23 Dec 2016

Management and Productivity in the Private Sector

What explains differences in productivity across firms and countries? For the past decade, a project called the World Management Survey has been collecting management data to understand the role of management practices as an important factor in explaining variation in firm productivity.

Policy Insight
1 Dec 2016

Performance Measurement of Hospitals in Nepal: An Application of the Management Approach

Management score is slightly higher for private hospitals (2.08) than public hospitals (1.94); however, this difference is not statistically significant, meaning that a different sample may show equal management scores between private and public hospitals.

Research Note
23 Nov 2016

Interfirm Relationship and Business Performance

Regular meetings between managers of young Chinese firms substantially improved firm performance. Channels included learning from peers and new supplier-client matches. This research note also discusses the project, "Finance and Networks in China".

Research Note
24 Oct 2016

Management in Pakistan: First Evidence from Punjab

In this working paper Bloom, Lemos, Choudhary and Van Reenen (2016) collect data on management practices in the Punjab region of Pakistan (PK-MOPS) following the MOPS approach pioneered by Bloom et al (2013) for US manufacturing plants.

Working Paper
16 May 2016

Unreliable Logistics Services, Productivity and Trade Patterns

How does unreliability affect firms and industries?

Research Note
12 May 2016

All in the family? The effect of family firm successions on firm organization in Africa and Asia

By collecting new firm-level data from nine countries across Africa and Asia, this project evaluates the impact of the ownership and control structures of firms on their management practices and performance.

Research Project
28 Apr 2016

Organizational Learning: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

A randomized controlled trial shows that inducing knowledge sharing among garment workers in Bangladeshi factories increases firm level productivity. This provides novel experimental evidence for the long held hypothesis that organizational learning drives firm productivity growth.

Research Note
1 Feb 2016

A Snapshot of Mid-sized Firms in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In this report, Lemos and Scur (2015) provide a basic set of aggregate descriptive data at the country-level collected through the World Management Survey (WMS) waves, including management practices, work-life balance practices, human capital, decentralization and ava

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

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