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Management as a Technology?

Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 22327
Issued in June 2016, Revised in October 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

We would like to thank Ufuk Ackigit, Orazio Attanasio, Marianne Bertrand, Robert Gibbons, John Haltiwanger, Rebecca Henderson, Bengt Holmström, Michael Peters, Michele Tertilt and Fabrizio Zilibotti for helpful comments as well as participants in seminars at the AEA, Barcelona, Berkeley, Birmingham, Bocconi, Brussels, CEU, Chicago, Dublin, Duke, Essex, George Washington, Harvard, Hong Kong, IIES, LBS, Leuven, LSE, Madrid, Mannheim, Michigan, Minnesota, MIT, Munich, Naples, NBER, NYU, Peterson, Princeton, Stockholm, Sussex, Toronto, Uppsala, USC, Yale and Zurich. The Economic and Social Research Council, the Kauffman Foundation, PEDL 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 Renata Lemos and Daniela Scur for ongoing discussion and feedback on the paper. Anna Valero and Chiara Criscuolo have been generous in providing us with data. We thank Yo-Jud Cheng for excellent research assistance. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the U.S. Census Bureau. All results have been reviewed to ensure that no confidential information is disclosed. 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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