About this Centre
With productivity flat-lining in the UK since the recession in 2008/09, ranking us fifth out of the G7 leading industrial nations, there is a real need to understand this phenomenon.
Improved productivity, a measure of the output produced, either per worker, or per labour hour, can lead to better wages, living standards and public finances. So it is critical to society’s wellbeing.
We believe the true nature of productivity and efficiency can only be understood by bringing together all the LUMS disciplines and departments, an approach that is unique to us. We also work as part of a thriving international research community which bring many perspectives to this fascinating area of study.
This Centre considers productivity and efficiency from multiple perspectives; from economics, operations and supply chain management to entrepreneurship, work and employment studies, accounting and strategy. We also consider it from the level of the individual manager or employee, to the successively larger scales of firms, supply chains, sectors and localities.
Our work is funded from a number of sources, including the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the ESRC, the British Academy and the European Commission. And we co-produce research with various stakeholders in business, government and civil society. We also link our research to LUMS management development programmes, and to the Work Foundation’s programme of applied research, in order to maximise impact.