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POID Public Event

How much does management matter in an era of disruption?

John Van Reenen (LSE), Tera Allas (McKinsey & Company), Daniela Scur (Cornell University)

Thursday 13 June 2024 13:00 - 14:00


About this event

Countries and businesses have struggled to recover robust growth since the Covid pandemic and the cost of living crisis. The UK has much lower productivity than many of its peers. The event will address what role management plays in explaining firm and national performance.

Daniela Scur from Cornell University will launch a new report - How much does management matter in an era of disruption?  - with findings from the latest survey wave from the World Management Survey. This is the culmination of a 20 year project with in-depth interviews with nearly 20,000 firms in 38 countries.

She will describe and explain the startling variation of management practices across firms and countries, and describe what research shows could be driving these stark differences. This iteration of the survey asks new questions examining how managers are coping with the impacts of climate change and supply chain disruption, and she will address what business leaders and policymakers do to improve managerial quality and performance.

Tera Allas will discuss and respond to the report.

John Van Reenen will chair the event.

Meet the speakers and chair

Daniela Scur, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

Tera Allas, Director of Research and Economics, McKinsey & Company.

John Van Reenen, Director, POID; Ronald Coase Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at LSE.


This webinar is online only, free and open to all:

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