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    • Americans Do IT Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (American Economic Association, 2012)
      US productivity growth accelerated after 1995 (unlike Europe's), particularly in sectors that intensively use information technologies (IT). Using two new micro panel datasets we show that US multinationals operating in ...
    • CEO Behavior and Firm Performance 

      Bandiera, Oriana; Hansen, Stephen; Prat, Andrea; Sadun, Raffaella (2017-03-21)
      We measure the behavior of 1,114 CEOs in Brazil, France, Germany, India, UK and US using a new methodology that combines (i) data on every activity the CEOs undertake during one workweek and (ii) a machine learning algorithm ...
    • The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Garicano, Luis; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (INFORMS, 2014)
      Empirical studies on information communication technologies (ICT) typically aggregate the "information" and "communication" components together. We show theoretically and empirically that this is problematic. Information ...
    • Do Private Equity Firms Have Better Management Practices? 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (American Economic Association, 2015)
      Using an innovative survey measure of management practices on over 15,000 firms, we find private equity firms are better managed than government, family, and privately owned firms, and have similar management to publicly ...
    • Does Management Matter in Schools? 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Lemos, Renata; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)
      We collect data on operations, targets and human resources management practices in over 1,800 schools educating 15-year-olds in eight countries. Overall, we show that higher management quality is strongly associated with ...
    • Does Planning Regulation Protect Independent Retailers? 

      Sadun, Raffaella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2015-07-16)
      Regulations aimed at curbing the entry of large retail stores have been introduced in many countries to protect independent retailers. Analyzing a planning reform launched in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, I show that ...
    • Management as a Technology? 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (2017-03-28)
      Are some management practices akin to a technology that can explain company and national productivity, or do they simply reflect contingent management styles? We collect data on core management practices from over 11,000 ...
    • Matching Firms, Managers, and Incentives 

      Bandiera, Oriana; Guiso, Luigi; Prat, Andrea; Sadun, Raffaella (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
      We exploit a unique combination of administrative sources and survey data to study the match between firms and managers. The data include manager characteristics, such as risk aversion and talent; firm characteristics, ...
    • The New Empirical Economics of Management 

      Bloom, Nicholas; Lemos, Renata; Sadun, Raffaella; Scur, Daniela; Van Reenan, John (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
      Over the last decade the World Management Survey (WMS) has collected firm-level management practices data across multiple sectors and countries. We developed the survey to try to explain the large and persistent TFP ...
    • Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times 

      Aghion, Philippe; Bloom, Nicholas; Lucking, Brian; Sadun, Raffaella; Van Reenen, John (2017-06-28)
      What is the optimal form of firm organization during “bad times”? Using two large micro datasets on firm decentralization from US administrative data and 10 OECD countries, we find that firms that delegated more power from ...