This Centre is devoted to researching the measurement, analysis, management and improvement of productivity. We adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective, encompassing economics, operations & supply chain management, analytics, human resource management, accounting and entrepreneurship. A guiding principle of our Centre’s work is that productivity must be understood at multiple levels: individual activities, firms, supply chains, sectors and localities. This is especially relevant in the development of place-specific industrial strategy and in harnessing digital technologies that have the potential to intimately link together firms in business networks and supply chains. 

As a Centre, we work closely with related LUMS productivity initiatives in Executive and Organisational Development and with the Work Foundation. These ensure that the Centre’s research has maximum impact on practice and policy.

 

Current Research

Working to better understand the links between industrial policy and management.

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Understanding and improving SME productivity in supply chains.

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Research employing the tools of Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis.

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