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Accession Number PB2013-109913
Title Management in America.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 38p
Personal Author E. Brynjolfsson I. Saporta-Eksten J. Van Reenen L. Foster N. Bloom R. Jarmin
Abstract The Census Bureau recently conducted a survey of management practices in over 30,000 plants across the US, the first large-scale survey of management in America. Analyzing these data reveals several striking results. First, more structured management practices are tightly linked to better performance: establishments adopting more structured practices for performance monitoring, target setting and incentives enjoy greater productivity and profitability, higher rates of innovation and faster employment growth. Second, there is a substantial dispersion of management practices across the establishments. We find that 18% of establishments have adopted at least 75% of these more structured management practices, while 27% of establishments adopted less than 50% of these. Third, more structured management practices are more likely to be found in establishments that export, who are larger (or are part of bigger firms), and have more educated employees. Establishments in the South and Midwest have more structured practices on average than those in the Northeast and West. Finally, we find adoption of structured management practices has increased between 2005 and 2010 for surviving establishments, particularly for those practices involving data collection and analysis.
Keywords Census Bureau
Data collection
Employment
Management planning and control
Monitoring
Performance evaluation
Productivity
Profitability
Surveys

 
Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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