CALL FOR PAPERS! 9th Empirical Management Conference

We will be running a conference on empirical management, focused on recent empirical research on measuring and exploring management and organizational practices. We are seeking applied and empirical research papers in both the private and the public sector.

Where: Stanford University
When: Dec 13 (from 12 noon) to Dec 15 (finishing at 12 noon), 2023.

Submissions are due by September 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Accepted papers will be notified by October 15, 2023.

Attendees are expected to attend the full conference.
If for any reason you cannot attend the full conference please note this in your submission.


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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

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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.