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The Royal Economic Society Annual Public Lecture 2010: Does Management Matter?

John Van Reenen (LSE, CEP and POID)

Friday 03 December 2010 18:00 - 20:00

Various Venues,

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Manchester Lecture

The Royal Economic Society

Annual Public Lecture 2010

Does Management Matter?

Professor John Van Reenen
Director, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Date: Friday 3 December 2010
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: The University of Manchester
Lecture Theatre B, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Overview: How important are management practices in driving the performance of firms and the productivity of nations across Asia, Europe and North America?

In this yearís RES public lecture, Professor John Van Reenen will compare productivity growth across countries, describe his research on key drivers of productivity, particularly the important role of firmsí management quality, and discuss ways of closing the UKís longstanding productivity gap compared with France, Germany and the United States.

“Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything”
Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman

Admission is free but by numbered ticket only.
The lecture and question session will last 90 minutes followed by a short reception.
Doors open at 4pm.

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This event will take place in Various Venues, .