NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Management Practices, Workforce Selection and Productivity

Stefan Bender, Nicholas Bloom, David Card, John Van Reenen, Stefanie Wolter

NBER Working Paper No. 22101
Issued in March 2016

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We thank Till von Wachter, Edward Lazear, Rick Hanushek, Pat Kline, Steve Machin, Raffaella Sadun, Katheryn Shaw, Miriam Krueger and participants in conferences at CES-INFO in Berlin, GRAPE, Harvard, NBER, Stanford and ZEW-Mannheim. The Economic and Social Research Council, the Kauffman Foundation and the Alfred Sloan Foundation have given financial support. We received no funding from the global management consultancy firm (McKinsey) we worked with in developing the survey tool. Our partnership with Pedro Castro, Stephen Dorgan and John Dowdy has been particularly important in the development of the project. We are grateful to Daniela Scur and Renata Lemos for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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