The Productivity Grand Challenge: Why Do Organizations Differ so Much?
John Van Reenen
London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
September 6, 2010
American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas
I discuss some developments in economics and what I think are “Grand Challenges” for the social sciences over the next 10-20 years. One recurrent theme is the importance of heterogeneity in performance between firms and how this links to management practices. Splitting economics from other NSF funding would also be desirable.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5working papers series
Date posted: August 9, 2011
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