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Co-hosted with POID

How much does management matter in an era of disruption?

Tera Allas (McKinsey & Company), Daniela Scur (Cornell University)

Thursday 13 June 2024 13:00 - 14:00

This event is both online and in person

CBG, Centre Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

About this event

How much does management matter in an era of disruption?

Countries and businesses have struggled to recover robust growth since the Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis. The UK has much lower productivity than many of its peers. The event addresses the role management plays in explaining firm and national performance.

Daniela Scur launches a new report - Management matters in an era of disruption - with the latest findings from the World Management Survey. This is the culmination of a 20-year project with in-depth interviews with nearly 20,000 firms in 38 countries.

Daniela Scur describes the startling variation of management practices across firms and countries and explains what could be driving these stark differences. This iteration of the survey asks new questions, examining how managers are coping with the impacts of climate change and supply chain disruption, and she addresses what business leaders and policymakers can do to improve managerial quality and performance.

Tera Allas discusses and gives a response to the report.

John Van Reenen acts as chair.

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Daniela Scur, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

Tera Allas, McKinsey & Company.

John Van Reenen (Chair), LSE, CEP and POID.


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Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in CBG, Centre Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

The building is labelled CBG on the LSE campus map. You can also find us on Google Maps. For further information, go to contact us.