A firm-level analysis of the interaction between productivity antecedents

Helen Mullen, Jillian MacBryde, Peter Ball, Ben Clegg, Donato Masi, Palie Smart, Stella Despoudi

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Abstract

This study focuses on productivity at a firm level, examining the levers that management can potentially use to improve the productivity of their firm. Previous studies have characterised the factors that affect productivity at a firm level; however, the relative importance of these factors, and the way in which these factors interact, remains unclear. This study builds on the classification of productivity antecedents proposed by Syverson (2011), and it proposes two different archetypes of interaction between productivity antecedents: the hierarchical vs the flat model. Data collection is ongoing to refine and validate the theoretical model.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 May 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management (BAM): Building and sustaining high performance organisations during uncertain times: challenges and opportunities - Aston University, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3502

Conference

ConferenceBritish Academy of Management (BAM)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period3/09/195/09/19
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Keywords

  • productivity
  • manufacturing

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