Understanding and Explaining Management Practices to Promote Higher Productivity in UK Businesses

Lead Research Organisation: National Institute of Economic & Soc Res
Department Name: National Institute of Economic & Soc Res

Abstract

Our Management and Expectations Survey (MES), cited in the ESRC call, arose from a partnership between the ONS and ESCoE: it is the largest ever survey of UK management capabilities, executed on a population of 25,000 firms across industries, regions, firm sizes and ages documenting the variable quality of management practices across UK businesses. Our analysis found a significant relationship between management practices and labour productivity amongst UK firms, and examined whether certain types of firms have poor management practices and stagnant productivity, drawing conclusions about the links between them, ONS (2018). This team, with two seminal contributors to management practice and performance (Bloom, Stanford, and Van Reenen, MIT) who initiated the World Management Survey, partners from the ONS (Awano, Dolby, Vyas, Wales), and the Director and Fellows of the ESCoE (Riley, Mizen, Senga, Sleeman) at the NIESR, will investigate five issues:
1. Longitudinal changes in management practices and performance
The initial MES offers a cross section of variation in management practices and expectations between firms, but it does not explore variations within businesses through time due to the missing longitudinal dimension to the data. A second wave of the MES will expand our scope of analysis so that we can interpret how management practices in the UK have varied over time. This extension addresses the 'broad consensus' from the recent ESRC-ONS workshop that 'there is not enough longitudinal data around productivity that allows for consistent, ongoing analysis, and in particular data that enables researchers to identify, isolate and accurately measure changes over time.'
2. International comparisons
Drawing on our links through Bloom and Van Reenen with the US Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) at the US Census Bureau will enable us to i) test identical hypotheses using their methods and variables to draw research insights that help identify causal drivers of productivity at the firm level, and compare and contrast the UK and US data; ii) draw together a unique joint ONS-Census Bureau methodological forum for collecting the most useful micro-data for measuring management, investment and hiring intentions for UK and US firms. Similar data collection exercises have been taking place across other countries. We have established links with German and Japanese teams and we intend to discuss key differences, e.g. between the US and European business environments, and similarities, e.g. the Japanese experience of low productivity.
3. Analysis of linked business surveys and administrative data
Partnership between academic researchers and ONS facilitates the matching of data from other sources to answer key questions around: a) management and firms' ability to cope with uncertainty by linking MES responses to trade data, administrative data on VAT, R&D expenditure, and patenting data, and exploiting variation across firms in exposure to EU markets through supply chains and export destination of goods; b) evidence of superior innovation, R&D and export performance from evidence of how business innovation and exporting varies across firms and over time in response to management practices and cultures. This will directly inform practical lessons for UK businesses.
4. Experimental analysis using big data
We will use natural language processing and machine learning to investigate big data from job-search companies to objectively identify the factors that affect staff satisfaction and performance in the UK. Matching to the MES and other micro datasets we will examine links between mental health and management practices.
5. Randomised control trials
Nearly 9,000 responding businesses in the MES sought 'feedback' on their management score. By varying feedback to respondents we will observe in collaboration with BIT (the 'Nudge Unit') and CMI the impact on firm's subsequent adaptation and performance.

Planned Impact

We will take a number of steps to ensure effective impact.

Government:

1. Informing, implementing, and evaluating The UK's Industrial Strategy
The key structure of our pathways is the collaboration that we have developed between ESCoE and ONS, and the links we have built with HM Treasury and BEIS that allow us to work towards shaping the UK's Industrial Strategy. During our initial design of the 2017 MES survey we worked collaboratively at the pilot and implementation stages, we published the results of the survey as joint working papers, and engaged in conference and dissemination activities together (Royal Economic Society Conference 2018; ESCoE Economic Measurement Conference 2018; ONS website posts). We intend to continue this established pattern of collaboration at all stages of this project. We will provide policymakers with timely basic information on firm responses and data analysis using state-of-the-art methods to produce results suitable for policy advice.

2. Providing inputs to the HM Treasury-BEIS Business Productivity Review
Recently, the results of the MES survey were cited in the Call for Evidence in the HM Treasury-BEIS Business Productivity Review. We submitted evidence and were encouraged to develop further our evidence base by extending the MES. Our second wave of the MES will provide vital information to improve understanding of the links between performance and management practices. Upon the upcoming release of the government's modern Industrial Strategy in Autumn 2018, we will resume our meetings with BEIS to fashion our second wave MES survey and link to appropriate micro-datasets to ensure we answer key questions.

3. We will engage with the Bank of England Agents' Network (12 Agents operate across the country) through Rosie Smith (East Midlands Agent based on University of Nottingham campus) to share best management practice and explore the possibility of an Agents' survey on business' views on the effects of management practice on productivity.

Business:

1. ONS direct business engagement - survey feedback to businesses
Making use of the feedback option for MES respondents we will conduct an RCT in collaboration with the Behavioural Insights Team (Nudge Unit), observing the impact of feedback on management and performance versus a control group in the second wave of the MES survey. The results will provide insights on the effectiveness of support, advice and knowledge exchange to businesses and the adoption of best practice.

2. BEIS - regional Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
The UK business community is divided by BEIS into 38 regional LEPs but data is not routinely collected or analysed on performance and practice. As we discover the practices that are associated with better performance and productivity by using our survey responses and links to other micro datasets we will engage with businesses through the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) networks to communicate interventions that work well. We will create a Business Engagement Usergroup to advise us on how best to communicate our findings to business comprising members from McKinsey, CBI, CMI, BEIS, LEPs, Be the Business.

Academics:

1. Conferences
a) three annual one-day conferences in June organised by NIESR, QMUL and Nottingham, combining academics, media, policy makers, interested members of the public and our international network of 75 ESCoE researchers and fellows.
b) three annual SITE uncertainty conferences (Stanford) and Empirical Management Conferences (Harvard, MIT and Stanford) organised by Bloom/Van Reenen.

2. External-facing workshops organised by ONS and ESCoE. We will also communicate findings to policymakers via the ESCoE Advisory Board.

3. We will engage with the ESRC Coordination and Evidence Hub, sharing our findings and inviting other participants to our events.

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
ES/S012729/1 01/02/2019 31/12/2020 £972,053
ES/S012729/2 Transfer ES/S012729/1 01/01/2021 31/10/2022 £498,126
 
Description Business Productivity Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Response to the Business Productivity Review Call for Evidence. Published by BEIS
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/business-productivity-review-call-for-evidence
 
Description Feedback to businesses on their management practices
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Gave Evidence to the International Best Practice Advisory Group (IBPAG) - July 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The IBPAG helps assess responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by comparator countries in order to inform the policymaking of Her Majesty's Government (HMG). IBPAG advice is generally required on: improving the quantitative analytics underpinning HMG analysis clarifying technical concepts or processes and their significance to analysis making recommendations on how to enhance the quality of analysis suggesting ways to improve monitoring, forecasting and assessment by examining indicators, sources and assumptions The audience was policymakers across government, including senior civil servants, ministers and the prime minister.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/international-best-practice-advisory-group
 
Description Meeting with BEIS officials
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Meeting 16th October at BEIS with the chief economic advisor, Mike Keoghan, about the MES and DMP projects including about 5 of his key analytical staff.
 
Description COVID-19: Measuring the effects of Covid-19 on businesses and the UK economy
Amount £667,485 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V004387/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 11/2021
 
Title Management Expectations Survey 2020 (MES) 
Description This project commissioned and developed in partnership with the Office for National Statistics the 2020 Management and Expectations Survey (MES) to collect information from businesses in both the services and production industries about their management practices and expectations for their business in the future. Built on the first-wave MES conducted in 2017, MES 2020 has embraced several developments, including switching from paper to online, a larger sampling frame (increased from 25,000 to 50,000 firms), a more developed sampling strategy, and the inclusion of COVID-19-related questions to cater for emerging research and policy interests. The survey went live on the 9th November 2020 and ran until the end of December 2020. Results are anticipated to be released in Spring 2021. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The information will be used to further investigate how management practices and uncertainty relate to productivity, as well as gauge businesses' expectations of Great Britain's economic climate in the near future. The data may be used by the government to inform policy-making on the economy and by other relevant institutions for research and decision-making. This may also be beneficial to businesses as the published statistics can be used as a benchmark to compare their business against the same, or across different, sectors. 
URL https://www.ons.gov.uk/surveys/informationforbusinesses/businesssurveys/managementandexpectations
 
Title Management and Expectations Survey closed 
Description
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact
 
Title Management and Expectations Survey quality control and deposit in Secure Research Service 
Description Survey and deposit in SRS 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title UK business responses to Covid-19 
Description Webscraped data, regularly (fortnightly) collected information on responses to Covid-19 from business websites and news sources from February 2020 for 12 months based on set of keywords. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact These data will be linked to other data sets to help to understand and monitor the responses of UK businesses to the Covid-19 crisis. Analysis is currently underway. 
 
Description Be the Business 
Organisation Be the Business
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. An agreement has been entered into between ESCoE (NIESR) and Be the Business to carry out a programme of mentoring interventions as part of the Random Control Trial (RCT). Businesses completing the MES will be invited to sign up to take part in RCT and mentoring programme, when receiving feedback on their results from the MES.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials (RCT). Be the Business have agreed to carry out a programme of mentoring interventions as part of the RCT with respondents to the MES2020 survey who have agreed to participate. An agreement with ESCoE (NIESR) and Be the Business has been entered into. The work will be undertaken as an in-kind contribution and is due to begin spring 2021. - Roundtable meeting with Be the Business's intervention delivery partners to discuss collaboration on evaluation of interventions to promote better management. - Business Engagement Group meeting 7 January with participants from BEIS, Cass Business School, Chartered Management Institute, CBI; NIESR
Impact No outputs yet, RCT scheduled to begin spring 2021.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CBI 
Organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Department Confederation of British Industries
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials. Have agreed to help trial the letter of engagement with survey respondents with a member panel (to do).
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cass Business School 
Organisation City, University of London
Department Cass Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials.
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 
Organisation Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials.
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials.
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Hitotsubashi University 
Organisation Hitotsubashi University
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conduct collaborative research by comparing methodoligies and results emerging from the survey in each country.
Collaborator Contribution Conduct collaborative research by comparing methodoligies and results emerging from the survey in each country.
Impact To be added once our joint presentaitons are completed at the royal economic society conference in April 2020.
Start Year 2020
 
Description McKinsey 
Organisation McKinsey & Company
Department McKinsey & Company, UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials.
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ONS 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advised, supported and helped develop the Management Expectations Survey 2020, with regular project meetings to discuss: questions to be included with additional questions relating to Covid-19; survey format (moved from paper to online); and sampling to maximise research applications as well as policy use. Worked with ONS project team to gain ethical approval from ONS for Random Control Trial (RCT).
Collaborator Contribution Developed the Management Expectations Survey 2020 (MES). Survey live date delayed due to Covid-19. Developed and finalised questions in collaboration with research team, including questions on Covid-19; moved survey from paper to electronic survey as result of Covid-19. Survey went live 9th November 2020 with data collection to 12 Mar 21, including telephone response chasing (from 11 Jan) to increase the response rate and remove measurement error. To date more than 6,000 phone calls have been made. Provided advice and support on RCT and support in obtaining ethical approval for RCT from ONS. ONS MES team published a blog (ONS intranet, 19 Nov 2020) to increase MES exposure within ONS. The blog post was picked up in several internal meetings. ONS MES team provided briefing document for the ONS Chief Economist, Grant Fitzner (18 Dec 2020), with the aim of increasing visibility within ONS. Presented MES design to Cabinet Office (5 Mar 2021), to inform ongoing policy development surrounding business support, homeworking and supply chain disruptions. Seven members of ONS personnel worked on the MES 2020 in 2020. Member of the MES Business Engagement Group (BEG). Conference paper proposal stemming from ongoing research on business demography and the organisation of the firm, which used MES data accepted at the annual ESCoE conference on Economic Measurement 2021, 11-13 May 21. Conference paper abstract by the ONS team exploring the initial findings of MES2020 has been accepted for the IARIW-ESCoE conference on Intangibles to be held June 2021.
Impact Management Expectations Survey 2020
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Behavioural Insights Team 
Organisation Behavioural Insights Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Created and convened an expert panel - the MES Business Engagement Group, with members from business, government, business management and academia to provide a two-way conversation to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of MES Business Engagement Group created to help shape the research design and to disseminate research findings. Group providing particular support and advice on the MES 2020 survey and engagement with respondents and advice on conducting the Random Control Trials.
Impact No outputs yet, MES survey to be conducted July 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description IARIW- ESCoE Conference at the Royal Society of Arts (11-12 Nov 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Takafumi Kawakubo (London School of Economics) presented "Managing Expectations: How Better Managed Firms Make Better Macro and Micro Forecasts"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.escoe.ac.uk/iariw-escoe-conference-on-intangible-assets-slides-and-recordings/
 
Description (John Van Reenen) 48th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Bergen, Norway (online) - panel "The Role of the State in the post COVID-19 Economy" (Aug 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 48th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE), Bergen, Norway (online) - panel "The Role of the State in the post COVID-19 Economy" (Aug 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nhh.no/en/calendar/conferences/2021/earie-2021/about-earie-2021/
 
Description 42nd Irish Economic Policy Conference, Dublin Economic Workshop - "The COVID Recovery and Beyond: Going for Growth" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 42nd Irish Economic Policy Conference, Dublin Economic Workshop - "The COVID Recovery and Beyond: Going for Growth"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dublineconomics.com/
 
Description A talk at the Keio Economic Society symposium. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented research on firms' expectations and performance in a symposium where about 50 academics gattered, leading to a wide range of discussions about data, policy implications, and research directions going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BEIS/CIMR roundtable on management skills and practices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS/CIMR roundtable 13 February. Provided advice on data set-up to enable evaluation of government intervention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CARBS-ONS Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We discussed the MES and MES outputs with academics at Cardiff University working on productivity and firm-level analysis. Several expressed an interest in using MES data in their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis seminar, LSE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 3 July 2019, seminar presentation 'What is holding back UK productivity? Lessons from decades of measurement'. Seminar series is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description COVID: Public policy and firm policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Covid webinar, London Business School, John Van Reenen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cambridge TPI workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation "Managing to grow: Evidence from new longitudinal business data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Cardiff University Breakfast Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 60 guests from business and government backgrounds attended this talks about insights from the MES. There was a lively discussion afterwards, and follow-up emails from audience members requesting more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chief Economists' workshop: the heterogeneous effects of monetary policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at the Bank of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Contributed paper at RES annual conference, 12-14 April 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of Managing Expectations by Taka Kawakubo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.res.org.uk/event-listing/res-conference-overview/2021-annual-conference.html
 
Description Covergae in Die Welt, February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Die Welt: Vor dem Brexit offenbart sich Großbritanniens größte Schwäche; Coverage in Newspaper article, Business section of Die Welt, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article188958115/Produktivitaetsluecke-Briten-arbeiten-langsamer-als-...
 
Description Detailed feedback to UK businesses on their management performance Apr-May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Provided via website with login code. Outreach via email (ONS and CBI).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ESCoE - ONS engagement event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Developing firm level micro data for productivity analysis ' and poster 'The Management and Expectations Survey at the ESCoE and ONS Engagement event at ONS Newport 15th November 2019. The purpose of the event was to promote engagement and collaboration between ESCoE and ONS by showcasing examples of ESCoE work and raising awareness of projects'. Attendees included ONS senior management, economist and analysts plus Bank of England visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESCoE Report launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster session and networking. MES project poster and team attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ESCoE website: Developing firm-level micro data for productivity analysis project page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of project, overview, methods, impact, researchers involved and project outputs on the ESCoE website, launched September 2020. The project pages include details of both Understanding and Explaining Management Practices to Promote Higher Productivity in UK Businesses and Measuring the effects of Covid-19 on businesses and the UK Economy research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.escoe.ac.uk/projects/developing-firm-level-micro-data-for-productivity-analysis/
 
Description ESCoE workshop - Management Practices and Productivity: Evidence from Germany, Japan and the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser, Tatsuro Senga; Presenters from ONS, Hitotsubashi University and The Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESCoE-ONS workshop - Micro-data perspectives on the productivity puzzle: evidence for policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop organised by Philip Wales chaired by Jonathan Haskel. The workshop discussed the slowdown in labour productivity growth since the onset of the economic downturn in 2008, drawing together three important, contributions to this literature, which use new data sources that have considerable advantages over traditional data collections. It also considered changes in business dynamics in the US, the effect of market concentration and digitalisation transmission mechanisms on productivity growth and explore the mechanisms through which personnel management impact on employee outcomes.

The workshop included presenters from US Census Bureau, OECD and MIT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESRI International Conference, "Policies to accelerate investment and innovation to raise productivity". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ESRI International Conference, "Policies to accelerate investment and innovation to raise productivity".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Economic Measurement Group 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: "Managing to grow: Evidence from new longitudinal business data"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Economic Recovery Taskforce on Inward Investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable discussion and evidence submission, Rebecca Riley with 20 business leaders, Secretary of State for Business and policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) annual conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenter of Contributed Session J: Survey Evidence on Firms. Philip Wales presented "Management competence and firm-level productivity: New findings from the Management and Expectations Survey" paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Firms and Inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Heckman Inequality Seminar, Chicago, John Van Reenen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First Meeting of the Business Engagement Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 7 March 2019, first meeting of the MES Business Engagement Group (BEIS, Be the Business, Cass Business School, Chartered Management Institute, CBI, McKinsey); to provide advice and support to the research team on how to maximise the potential of the MES 2020 survey and the associated random control trial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GSS Methodology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Analysts across government attended the conference, and we had follow-up emails from several to inquire about our ONS management practices publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description IARIW-ESCoE Conference on Intangible Assets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), in partnership with the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), held a conference on the measurement of intangible assets and their implications for growth and productivity, at RSA House, London, 11-12 November 2021.

The aim of the conference was to bring together academics, statisticians, policymakers and other data users, interested in the measurement of intangibles, to take forward an agenda for understanding the importance of these rapidly growing investments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.escoe.ac.uk/events/iariw-escoe-conference-on-intangible-capitals/
 
Description IARIW-ESCoE conference on Intangibles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We presented our research on Managerial Capital to an audience of approximately 20 researchers from academia and government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Impact seminar, King's College London, October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Impact seminar, King's College London, 21 Oct 2020 - Economic Measurement in the Modern Economy (Rebecca Riley)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Innovate UK - meeting with Geeta Nathan, Head of Economics and Insights at Innovate UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Innovate UK - meeting with Geeta Nathan, Head of Economics and Insights at Innovate UK on 18 Aug 21 and 21 Feb 22,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Innovate UK Board presentation 16 Nov 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Innovate UK Board presentation 16 Nov 21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with Andrew Hill for his FT column 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Andrew Hill for a FT column on management practices based on our MES ONS articles. We saw an uptick in interest and inquiries from the general public and think tanks in the following week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description July 2021 Annual Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity joint with Italian presidency of G20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Productivity gaps across firms are large and persistent in most countries and sectors. These gaps, however, present an important potential for lifting productivity if their underlying causes are addressed. To what extent the diffusion of advanced managerial practices and the overall improvement of workers and managers skills can help narrowing these gaps? How can public policies ensure that the digital transformation and the rise of intangible assets, which have been accelerated by the COVID-19 shock, do not exacerbate but rather reduce existing disparities in income and productivity? These questions become even more pressing as governments are in the process of shaping the path to the post-crisis economic recovery.
Webinar 3 - Janice Eberly, Global Forum on Productivity: Digitalisation, Intangibles and Productivity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.oecd.org/global-forum-productivity/events/recordingandpresentations-webinars.htm
 
Description MES Business Engagement Group (BEG) Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MES Business Engagement Group (BEG) Meeting - 23rd July 2020
The BEG consists of experts from the private sector, government and research institutions who provide advice on research projects. The MES team at ONS presented the MES 2020 questionnaire in July. The session was very interactive and the BEG gave useful advice that helped shape the final questionnaire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting - BEIS ERC roundtable 22 June 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS ERC roundtable 22 June 21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting - BEIS ERC roundtable 6 October 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS ERC roundtable 6 October 21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with BEIS, Business Basics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss collaboration on evaluation of interventions to promote better management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Head of Research at the Industrial Strategy Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Head of Research at the Industrial Strategy Council to discuss collaboration on data development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with ONS officials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with ONS officials on 28th Jan 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting with ONS officials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with ONS officials on 10 Sept 21, 8 Sept 21, 24 Aug 21, 30 March 21, 8 March 21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with policymakers and analysts in BEIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We met with policymakers in the BEIS innovation team to discuss our article on management practices and innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with policymakers and analysts in HMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We met with policy teams in HMT to discuss the MES results and implications for the Help to Grow schemes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with the Propel team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rebecca Riley and Paul Mizen meeting with the Propel team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting: Management and Expectations Survey RCTs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with the Behavioural Insights Team and the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, University of Nottingham to discuss the Management and Expectations Survey Random Control Trials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting: with Australian Government, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting on 9 December 2019 to discuss policy developments, research and practice in the UK and Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meetings with Japanese MOPS team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshops (MES project team: Takafumi Kawakubo, Tatsuro Senga)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description NTTS 2019 Conference satellite event: Measuring the digital economy - conceptual and statistical challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited as panellist. Conference organised by the European Commission (Eurostat), Brussels on 15 March 2019. The purpose of the conference is both to allow the presentation of results from currently ongoing research and innovation projects in official statistics, and to stimulate and facilitate the preparation of new innovative projects (by encouraging the exchange of views and co-operation between researchers - including the possible building of research consortia) with the aim of enhancing the quality and usefulness of official statistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/ntts-2019-satellite-events_en
 
Description Nesta's 'Working Better' - 'Using data and design to create an inclusive, future-oriented system for jobs and skills' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A one-day conference on 23 October 2019, with over 100 experts, policymakers and practitioners to explore new approaches to anticipate changes in the demand for skills and help people navigate into jobs that are right for them. Presentation of paper 'Getting Smart: Innovative thinking for responsive labour markets' by Jyldyz Djumelieva. The presentation showed how data from online job adverts can be used to identify the skills that are in demand, and how jobs are likely to change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/shift-five-principles-innovation-prepare-shifting-world-work/
 
Description ONS Economic Forum presentation by Jakob Schneebacher 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Management and Expectations Survey - presented by Jakob Schneebacher and Anna Ardanaz Badia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.slideshare.net/secret/1kwtL05ewfaii7
 
Description ONS R&D Users and Producers group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We presented our article on management practices and innovation to the ONS R&D users and producers group. We received several questions on the data linking undertaken for the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ONS intranet blog about MES 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ONS intranet blog entry about MES - 19th November 2020
To increase MES exposure within ONS, Josh Martin wrote a well-received blog entry summarising the main elements of MES 2020 and the context for running this survey. The blog post was picked up in several internal meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ONS special session at EWEPA annual conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Special session on 11 June 2019 - 'Management practices and productivity in UK production and services industries' with presenters from ONS, LSE and Bank of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ONS team presented MES design to Cabinet Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ONS team spoke to colleagues in the Cabinet Office about using MES data to inform ongoing policy development surrounding business support, homeworking and supply chain disruptions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online Job Vacancy Data Workshop (ESCoE-BEIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop on using online vacancy data for economic measurement, including measuring skills, human capital and working arrangements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel member - Whitehall & Industry Group Webinar, October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Whitehall & Industry Group Webinar, Industrial Strategy Council: Approaches to UK's Sectoral Landscape (panel member)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Policy Panel on productivity, competitive advantage and policy in the UK; CAGE Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The "Policy and the UK's Competitive Advantage: Evidence from 10 Years of Research", conference discussed the impact on policy, and more broadly, of the research that CAGE researchers have been conducting since the centre began in January 2010.

The day featured sessions covering research specific to each of CAGE's four themes: 1) What Explains Comparative Long-run Growth Performance?, 2) How do culture and institutions help to explain development and divergence in a globalising world?, 3) Our research looks through the lens of behavioural economics to explore what drives wellbeing at the national and individual level. 4) What are the Implications of Globalisation and Global Crises for Policymaking and for Economic and Political Outcomes in Western Democracies?

Acted as a panellist.

Panel title: Policy Panel on productivity, competitive advantage and policy in the UK.

Chair: Dame Frances Cairncross
Panellists:
Tera Allas (McKinsey Center for Government)
Nick Bloom (Stanford University)
Nick Crafts (CAGE director)
Rebecca Riley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/27-06-19-policy_and_the_uks_com...
 
Description PrOPEL Hub and the University of Nottingham, "Management and Productivity in a Post-pandemic World: Trends and Lessons on Building a Productive Workforce". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PrOPEL Hub and the University of Nottingham, "Management and Productivity in a Post-pandemic World: Trends and Lessons on Building a Productive Workforce".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation as Keynote Speaker at the ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact John Van Reenen Keynote speaker. Presenting paper entitled 'Finding the Measure of Management: New Data for the COVID Era', at the ESCoE conference on Economic Measurement 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.escoe.ac.uk/em2020-plenary-sessions
 
Description Presentation at the European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA) annual conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Special session at Senate House on 11 June 2019. Russell Black presented paper entitled "Management Practices and Productivity in UK Production and Services Industries".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the US Census Bureau (MOPS Workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Economists and statisticians of national statistical agency from various countries as well as participants from World Bank and IMF attended this workshop. There were questions and discussions amongst participants, which led to a tentative research proposal that brings multiple research teams together for undertaking an international comparison exercise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of MES at ONS Meet the Fellows event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture and workshop, Paul Mizen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of research plan to the Data Analytics Directorate at Nesta 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation of research plan to the Data Analytics Directorate at Nesta. The intended purpose was to gather critical feedback on the plan. The impact was collecting a set of research ideas to explore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on Innovation Policies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Washington DC, Hamilton Foundation, John Van Reenen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Nesta staff - March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Analysis of employee reviews (from Indeed) to create a preliminary 'work taxonomy' that identifies the key topics that employees speak about in their reviews.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to economic statistics group of the ONS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation and discussion on the working relationship between ONS and ESCoE in the MES project, as an example of how the two groups work well together to deliver research and new data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented at the Virtual East Asia Macroeconomics Seminar (VEAMS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact About 50 academics and postgraduate students attended a seminar, which involved questions and discussion on various issues regarding firm learning, which resulted in more one-to-one meetings with academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.veamsmacro.org/past-seminars.html
 
Description ProPEL Critical Friend Reflection event (ESRC Hub) at Nottingham June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion of findings regarding engagement with feedback and others lessons from RCT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Productivity Puzzles Podcast: Can we still measure productivity in the modern economy? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The one big question anyone working on productivity issues gets most is: how do you actually measure it? How do we count what we make? And can we capture everything needed to produce products and services? And can economists and statisticians keep up with the rapid changes in today's modern economy?

To answer these questions, host Bart van Ark is joined by Josh Martin, Head of Productivity at the Office for National Statistics, Rebecca Riley, director of the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence and Professor of Practice at King's Business School and Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. Together they discuss productivity measurement from the widget counting days of economist founding father Adam Smith to today's methods that include the service economy, new technologies, worker well-being and the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/can-we-still-measure-productivity-in-the-modern-economy/id1567...
 
Description Research meeting with Japan MOPS team in Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research meeting with the Japan MOPS team in Tokyo (ESRI) to introduce research team each other and set up an analysis plan going forward. Some details of comparison exercises are discussed, leading to an ongoing parallel empirical analysis in Japan and the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Royal Economic Society annual conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15-17th April 2019 RES Conference. The conference provided an opportunity for academics and professional economists to present latest developments in economics and showcase their real-world application. Philip Wales presented the paper: "Management Practices and Productivity in UK Production and Services Industries" at a contributed conference session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Second Meeting of the Business Engagement Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 7 January 2020, a meeting between the MES Business Engagement Group (BEIS, Be the Business, Cass Business School, Chartered Management Institute, CBI, McKinsey); to provide advice and support to the research team on how to maximise the potential of the MES 2020 survey and the associated random control trial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Special Session on 'Missing Capitals' at RES annual conference, 14 April 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TPI-ESCoE-ONS special session on "Missing Capitals" at RES 2021 annual conference, including paper on intangible capitals and management; broadcast by Bloomberg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.res.org.uk/event-listing/annual-conference/res2021-special-sessions.html
 
Description Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), June 2020: How Working From Home Works Out 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Working from home (WFH) is dominating our lives. If you haven't experienced the phenomenon directly, you've undoubtedly heard all about it, as U.S. media coverage of working from home jumped 12,000 percent since January.
The recent work has highlighted several recurring themes, each of which carries policy questions - either for businesses or public officials. But the bottom line is clear: Working from home will be very much a part of our post-COVID economy. So the sooner policymakers and business leaders think of the implications of a home-based workforce, the better our firms and communities will be positioned when the pandemic subsides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://siepr.stanford.edu/research/publications/how-working-home-works-out
 
Description Superstar firms and policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation, Tony Blair Institute, John Van Reenen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Survey design meeting with the Japan MOPS team on the productivity dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research meeting with the Japan MOPS team to design survey questionnaire of the second wave of the Management and Expectations survey. Survey design is conducted in a coordinated way with the Japan MOPS team so that we will have responses that are directly comparable between the UK and Japan, allowing us to investigate the driver of productivity dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic bringing about parallel empirical analysis in Japan and the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Temple University Economics Department Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact About 20 academics and postgraduate students attended a departmental seminar, which involved questions and discussion on various issues regarding firm learning, and more detailed discussions with academics and postgraduate students emerged subsequently.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://events.temple.edu/economics-fall-2021-seminar-series-tatsuro-senga
 
Description The 3rd Keio-Waseda Macro Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact About 20 academics attended a workshop, where we had questions and discussions on various issues regarding firms' price setting and its macroeconomic implications, with more discussion and talks being emerged subsequently.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UKDS/ONS microdata user conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact About 60 microdata users from academia and government attended and asked questions about the MES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description University of Nottingham and ESRC PrOPEL Hub event¬† 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Nottingham and ESRC PrOPEL Hub event 
Reimagine Management and Productivity in a Post-pandemic World:
Trends and Lessons on Building a Productive Workforce

Presentation of:
Understanding and Explaining Management Practices to Promote Higher Productivity in UK Businesses: Helping firms to grow through better management

and panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.propelhub.org/reimagine-management-and-productivity-in-a-post-pandemic-world/
 
Description Van Reenen presented at University of Nottingham Business School Seminar - panel (with Nicholas Bloom) "Reimagine Management and Productivity in a post- pandemic World" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Van Reenen presented at University of Nottingham Business School Seminar - panel (with Nicholas Bloom) "Reimagine Management and Productivity in a post- pandemic World".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reimagine-management-and-productivity-in-a-post-pandemic-world-ticket...
 
Description Van Reenen presented to HMT Enterprise and Growth Seminar Series, "Policies to Raise Productivity & Pay: Innovation, Diffusion and Misallocation" (Dec 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Van Reenen presented to HMT Enterprise and Growth Seminar Series, "Policies to Raise Productivity & Pay: Innovation, Diffusion and Misallocation" (Dec 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Working Better Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This one-day conference gathered together over 100 experts, policymakers and practitioners to explore new approaches to anticipate changes in the demand for skills and help people navigate into jobs that are right for them.

Through fast-paced presentations and interactive workshop sessions, the event invited guests to explore ways that novel data sources, such as online job ads, can improve careers guidance, recruitment, curriculum development and policymaking. Our goal for the day was to galvanise a collaborative, cross-disciplinary community that integrates new techniques for labour market analysis into human-centred policy and service design.

At Nesta, we believe that this approach will help reduce skills mismatches, prevent skills gaps from opening and make the world of work more inclusive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nesta.org.uk/event/workingbetter/