Valerie Karplus (MIT)

Valerie Karplus (MIT) 150 150 World Management Survey

Valerie Karplus (Assistant Professor)
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Short Description

I am interested in studying the management-productivity relationship by organization type, where organization type is differentiated on the basis of external accountability relationships, either to the government (in the case of state firms) or to overseas buyers or partial/whole owners (in the case of exporting and foreign invested firms). The research question is: Does the coefficient on management in the production function vary systematically with organization type, and are patterns different between developing and developed countries that vary in form and strength of national institutions?