WMS 2024 report: launch event

How much does management matter in an era of disruption?

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

Watch the event here:

Successful run of the 9th Empirical Management Conference

Between December 13 and December 15, we ran the 9th edition of the Empirical Management Conference.


During the three-day conference, which took place at Stanford University, researchers presented their recent empirical studies on measuring and exploring management and organizational practices.


Click here to access the conference program.


Thank you to all the participants and panelists!

Management Practices in Further Education

Researchers Sandra McNally, Luis Schmidt, and Anna Valero have just had their paper “Do Management Practices Matter in Further Education? ” accepted for publication at Economica.


Click here to access the ungated version of the manuscript.


The World Management Survey at 18: lessons and the way forward

Understanding how differences in management ‘best practices’ affect organizational outcomes has been a focus of both theoretical and empirical work in the fields of management, sociology, economics, and public policy. The World Management Survey (WMS) project was born almost two decades ago with the main goal of developing a new systematic measure of management practices being used in organizations. […]

Turbulence, Firm Decentralization, and Growth in Bad Times

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 13(1):133-69

Personnel Management and School Productivity: Evidence from India

This paper uses new data to study school management and productivity in India. We report four main results.