On 18 September, Scotland voted against independence from the United Kingdom by a margin of 55-45 per cent, an event that will be of interest to many in the U.S. given the commentary made there by many in the lead up to the vote. We asked a number of experts to comment on the results and what might occur […]
Firms with more structured management practices are more productive, innovative and have faster employment growth.
In 2010, the US Census Bureau conducted the first large-scale survey of management practices in America, gathering data on more than 30,000 manufacturing plants. Nicholas Bloom and colleagues find strong links between establishments’ performance and the quality of their systems of monitoring, targets and incentives.
Business schools have long stressed the importance of good management, but until recently economists have […]