Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147013
Authors: 
Broszeit, Sandra
Fritsch, Ursula
Görg, Holger
Laible, Marie-Christine
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 2050
Abstract: 
Based on a novel dataset, the "German Management and Organizational Practices" (GMOP) Survey, we calculate establishment specific management scores following Bloom and van Reenen as indicators of management quality. We find substantial heterogeneity in management practices across establishments in Germany, with small firms having lower scores than large firms on average. We show a robust positive and economically important association between the management score and establishment level productivity in Germany. This association increases with firm size. Comparison to a similar survey in the US indicates that the average management score is lower in Germany than in the US. Overall, our results point towards lower management scores being at least in part to blame for the differences in aggregate productivity between Germany and the US.
Subjects: 
management practices
firm performance
labor productivity
GMOP
MOPS
JEL: 
D24
L2
M2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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