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The Role of Management Practices in Closing the Productivity Gap

Aims & objectives

This project studies the role of management practices in closing the productivity gap between the UK and the USA. The work is multi-disciplinary and is shared between the Universities of Cambridge, Aston, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Results & dissemination

By 31 July 2006, the project team finished literature review, which will be published as an AIM working paper. Cambridge has taken a lead in the literature review process. The project team has also started case studies in the UK and USA, and the review of models and databases. Preliminary results have been presented at Ideas Factory Network meetings. Network with other project groups, the ONS, DTI, NISER and WERS groups have been established.

Working papers

Fu, X., Aickelin, U., Battisti, G., Clegg, C., De Hoyos, R. et al. (forthcoming) 'The Role of Management Practices in Closing the Productivity Gap', AIM Working Paper.

Conference/Workshop papers

Fu, X. et al (2006) 'The role of management practices in closing the productivity gap', EPSRC / AIM Productivity Network workshop, July 2006, LBS, London.

Fu, X. (2006) 'Applications of CIS database for innovation studies', EPSRC / AIM Productivity Network workshop, January 2006, Nottingham University, Nottingham.

Fu, X. et al (2006) 'Management practices and productivity growth: a literature review', EPSRC / AIM Productivity Network workshop, January 2006, Nottingham University, Nottingham.

Fu, X. et al (2006) 'Management practices and the UK-US productivity gap', EPSRC / AIM Productivity Network workshop, September 2005, London Business School, London.

Media coverage

Fu, X. (2005) March 2005, Aim News - the newsletter of the Advanced Institute of Management Research. An article about the competitive AIM and EPSRC 'Productivity Ideas Factory' held in January 2005, in which CBR researcher Dr Xiaolan Fu participated. As a result of their participation, Xiaolan and a group of her fellow experts from Aston, Nottingham and Sheffield Universities which led to the project on The Role of Management Practices in Closing the Productivity Gap.

Project leaders

Xiaolan Fu
Uwe Aickeline (University of Nottingham )
Giuliana Battisti (Aston University)
Chris Clegg (University of Sheffield)

Research fellow

Rafael De Hoyos

Project status

Completed

Project dates

2005-2006