The Productivity Institute

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Alliance Manchester Business School

Abstract

The Productivity Institute is based on the premise that shared prosperity and global excellence is built on sustained increases in productivity. However, in recent decades productivity has become a major drag on the British economy. The UK's productivity puzzle has many dimensions, manifesting themselves differently across regions and sectors. This includes low productivity growth by international standards, an increasing number of low-productivity firms, and large variations in performance across and within regions. Yet, at the same time, there are example of innovation flourishing (even in some of the worst performing regions) where local sectors, firms or initiatives are generating new products, services and ways of working. Looking forward, several societal transitions will present fresh challenges to the future of the UK's productivity performance, including an ageing population, climate change, and disruptive digitalisation of the economy and society. While these transitions provide opportunities for productivity growth, they can also exacerbate the problem and worsen the trend if not addressed in a systematic and coordinated way. Finally, rising disparities between and inequalities within regions are often a reflection of large variations in people's skill levels and their different access to the resources critical for productivity, namely education, training and healthcare.

There is no 'silver bullet' solution to the UK's productivity challenges. Our core hypothesis is that the country's poor productivity record is a systemic problem related to decades of low investment, including fixed capital formation, R&D spending, infrastructure, human capital, and 'missing capitals' including intangible assets and natural capital. At the same time, the UK's productivity problem has been exacerbated by fragmented decision-making and the absence of broad, well-functioning ecosystems involving business, government and research institutions. Therefore, the two inter-related research priorities are to remove the obstacles to chronic underinvestment; and to tackle the fragmented decision-making and lack of co-ordination of investments at all levels.

The Productivity Institute will provide research-driven solutions to address these challenges, ranging from the growing spatial disparities to the frequent failure of promising innovations to scale up and improve productivity across the UK. It will co-produce all of its work with stakeholders through three concurrent pillars of activity: engagement; research, experimentation and implementation. It will adopt an agile approach in which a significant part of our resources will be used to respond to emerging realities of the current UK productivity context, including through commissioning work across our eight integrated research themes. Finally, The Productivity Institute seeks to scale up local and regional solutions to be applied more broadly in a coordinated manner.

The Productivity Institute will be led by the University of Manchester (UoM), whose Alliance Manchester Business School will act as its headquarters. The Productivity Institute will include eight partner institutions across the country: University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, King's College London, Queen's University Belfast, Cardiff University, University of Warwick, and the National Institute of Social and Economic Research. NIESR will coordinate the ABIP's policy outreach as well as establish and lead a national Policy Reform Group. In recognition of the uneven nature of the productivity puzzle across regions and sectors, The Productivity Institute will build capacity throughout the UK by establishing eight Regional Productivity Forums which will act as local focal points to engage our target users, scope their needs and challenges, and understand where the ABIP can add value. These Forums will be supported by experts from the participating universities.

People

ORCID iD

Bart Van Ark (Principal Investigator)
Anthony James Venables (Co-Investigator)
Anna Vignoles (Co-Investigator)
Nigel L Driffield (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1056-3117
Richard Allmendinger (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1236-3143
Frank Willem Geels (Co-Investigator)
Rebecca Riley (Co-Investigator)
Mary O'Mahony (Co-Investigator)
Elvira Uyarra (Co-Investigator)
Simone Schnall (Co-Investigator)
Christopher Warhurst (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1432-1262
Stephen Roper (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9702-8696
John Turner (Co-Investigator)
M Kenny (Co-Investigator)
Janet Godsell (Co-Investigator)
Anthony Leo Rafferty (Co-Investigator)
Chander Velu (Co-Investigator)
Philip McCann (Co-Investigator)
John Tsoukalas (Co-Investigator)
Claudine Anne Bowyer-Crane (Co-Investigator)
Jian-Bo Yang (Co-Investigator)
Garry James Young (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0422-2463
Bridgette Anne Wessels (Co-Investigator)
Adrian Pabst (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3153-1598
Andy Westwood (Co-Investigator)
Jagjit Chadha (Co-Investigator)
David Richards (Co-Investigator)
Jonatan Pinkse (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3237-2776
Vasco Carvalho (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6128-9157
Tim Vorley (Co-Investigator)
Cary Cooper (Co-Investigator)
Jill Rubery (Co-Investigator)
Augustin De Coulon (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4426-203X
Ana Rincon Aznar (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4781-0030
David Nguyen (Co-Investigator)
Eugenio Proto (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7766-6503
Diane Coyle (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7243-1641
Richard Jones (Co-Investigator)
Irina Minodora Surdu (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9645-3674
Damian Grimshaw (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4564-4841
Andrew Gordon Henley (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4057-1679
Matthew Agarwala (Researcher)

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description evidence to DIT select committee enquiry into inward investment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Evidence to select committee - published
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/903/inward-foreign-direct-investment/publications/written-evid...
 
Description presentation on productivity and levelling up, APPG enterprise
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Clearly this relies on the offices of the APPG
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description The Productivity Institute 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Productivity Institute's research programme centres around a core team of about 40 leading researchers from data science, economics, education, engineering, geography, innovation studies, management and political sciences, complemented by a wider group of researchers from across the UK and overseas. The Institute will initially focus on eight research themes for various Research projects across the collaboration: Geography & Place, Social, Environmental & Technological Transitions, Human Capital, Organisational Capital, Knowledge Capital, Macroeconomic Trends & Policy, Institutions & Governance, and Measurements & Methods. The Institute will have a strong focus on regional engagement through the establishment of a network of eight Regional Productivity Forums (RPF), including critical regions in England and the devolved nations. The Forums will be involved in the implementation of research insights, the design of practical business and policy interventions, and in providing input to the development of the Institute's future research agenda. The Forums' members include stakeholders from policy community and business leaders from local, national and multinational enterprises. Each RPF chaired by a regional business leader and supported by a Regional Forum Lead from each of the partner universities. A National Productivity Council (NPC) will develop and support the national debate on productivity, and promote robust and consistent policies to address the UK's chronic productivity shortfall. Led by NIESR, the NPC shall oversee the Institute's policy engagement at the national level and represents the Institute at UK policy level.
Collaborator Contribution Theme leaders provide leadership for the research themes they are responsible for, designing the theme's research programme, reviewing research proposals and assigning researchers' time to specific projects. As of March 2021 there have been 10 projects that have been approved across 5 of the 8 themes. These projects are going to be investigating: 1. Labour market polarization, human capital and regional productivity 2. Institutions of Innovation 3. Business Model Innovation, Digital Technology and Intangible Capital 4. Productivity in the health service: Covid19 5. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on productivity dynamics by industry 6. How will the Covid-19 crisis impact finance, investment, innovation and productivity in UK firms? How effective have government supports been in offsetting the effects of the crisis 7. The importance of inward investment and the 'productivity puzzle' 8. Good Work and Productivity Data Development 9. Comparative analysis of green recovery packages in the UK, Germany and France 10. Measurement of productivity growth in the regulated energy, water and transport sectors in the presence of increasing quality, engagement and environmental targets Leads for the Regional Productivity Forums are responsible for the activities of the Regional Productivity Forums. They work with the RPF's chairpersons to recruit a group of active participants, develop a programme focused on business and policy engagement that identifies the key productivity issues in the region/nation's context, disseminates the Institute's insights, formulates research priorities, and develop proposals for business innovation projects.
Impact Publications: 1.Van Ark B, De Vries K, Erumban A. (2020). HOW TO NOT MISS A PRODUCTIVITY REVIVAL ONCE AGAIN?. 2.Van Ark B, Venables AJ. (2020). A Concerted Effort to Tackle the UK Productivity Puzzle. 3.Wannakrairoj W, Velu C. (2021). Productivity growth and business model innovation. Economics Letters, Engagement: 1. Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 2. A talk or presentation - Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 3. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 4. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum - North West 5. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Regional Productivity Forum Wales 6. A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 7. Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 8. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 9. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 10. A magazine, newsletter or online publication - The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 11. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 12. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 13. Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 14. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 15. A talk or presentation - Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 16. A talk or presentation - Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 17. A talk or presentation - How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 18. A talk or presentation - Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 19. A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 20. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 21. A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview - Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020
Start Year 2020
 
Description Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate webinar on Entrepreneurship and Productivity 
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 Bart van Ark gave a presentation and took part in a discussion with Dutch policy makers, academics and business leaders on the productivity agenda for the Netherlands and its relationship to entrepreneurship, innovation and the net Zero economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ecp.nl/agenda/ezk-webinar-ondernemerschap-en-productiviteit/
 
Description Academics at The Productivity Institute share their take on England's skills system 22.02.21 AMBS website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the interim Productivity Institute website (part of the AMBS website). The purpose was to provide views from The Productivity Institute about the Skills for Jobs White paper published that day (22nd January 2021). The piece had quotes from Andrew Westwood, Andrew Henley, Chris Warhurst, Eugenio Proto, and Jill Rubery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/news/academics-at-the-productivity-institute-share-their-ta...
 
Description Article on Correcting for Regional Imbalance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article within the FST journal looking at Correcting for regional imbalance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/getattachment/227a22c2-6c53-46da-ad8c-ed57826a830f/fst_22_9_final.pdf
 
Description Briefing circle meeting to discuss the House of Lords select committee on economic affairs report on covid recovery priorities 
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 Jill Rubery participated in a briefing circle meeting to discuss the House of Lords select committee on economic affairs report on covid recovery priorities - report was also authored by Andy Westwood. 15 selected invitees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference presentation on "Impact of COVID-19 on Industry-Level Productivity", 6th World KLEMS conference, 9 March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presented first results of comparative work on quarterly productivity measures by industry, in France, UK, USA, applying different decompositions and taxonomies, including work from home and digital intensity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://scholar.harvard.edu/jorgenson/conference-program
 
Description Current State of Supply Chain Productivity: A Cross-Sector Study Wanrong Zhang, Jan Godsell GRP Event on 11th Jan 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact How can you build a bedrock excellence for productivity? What leadership practices could firms develop to accelerate their journey to Supply Chain Productivity?

In our first webinar of the 2021 series, Professor Jan Godsell, Professor Nigel Driffield and Clive Reynolds will provide reflections on value creation at firm level, what firms could do improve High Performance Working and Productivity and what this means for policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/productivity/webinars/productivityuk
 
Description Elvira Uyarra- Invited speaker at "Innovation procurement to boost Regions in post COVID Recovery" webinar organised by the Connected Cities Catapult, 12 January 2021 
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 Elvira Uyarra -Invited speaker at "Innovation procurement to boost Regions in post COVID Recovery" webinar organised by the Connected Cities Catapult, 12 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Fixing the puzzle Bart van Ark column AMBS Magazine 15.12.20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Alliance Manchester Business School research magazine is distributed electronically to a wide, international audience that comprises alumni, existing staff and students, academics and the general public. In this edition Professor Bart van Ark explained why there was a need to address the UK productivity puzzle and how the ESRC funded Institute aimed to help solve this through a comprehensive research and business/policy engagement programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/media/ambs/content-assets/documents/research/alliance-manch...
 
Description Future of Work and Skills Development wokrshop (30-9-20) 
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 Brainstorm event orngaised by Future Work on possibilities for new work in area of skills development, productivity, etc with Amazon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description How investing in digital skills can help the economy recover from COVID-19 (University of Manchester Covid Catalysts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Bart van Ark, Professor of Productivity Studies at Alliance Manchester Business School and the Managing Director of the Productivity Institute, looks at how investment in digital skills sets a path to greater productivity post-COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created one of the biggest challenges in policy making - how to protect people's health while avoiding lasting damage to the economy.

This difficult task is further complicated by the pandemic worsening inequalities in the labour market.

There are many different recovery forecasts, but what is clear is that the pandemic has accelerated the path of digital transformation.

This is changing things in virtually every industry in the economy and now is the time for government, business and individuals to invest in digital skills to help turnaround the UK's low productivity growth path.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/beacons/covid-catalysts/global-inequalities/how-investing-in-d...
 
Description Inaugural Regional Productivity Forum - Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Inaugural meeting of our Northern Ireland Productivity Forum on 4th March 2021. Recognising that productivity issues vary, and stakeholder needs differ, across the country, at the core of the Productivity Institute's approach are its eight Regional Productivity Forums. The Forums give the Institute reach across the whole UK, including the three devolved nations, and are the main route through which businesses will be engaged in the work of the Institute. The Forums will work closely with each other and the National Productivity Council to develop a comprehensive regional agenda on productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Innovation, Competitive Advantage & the Productivity Puzzle with The Bennett Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A virtual event where Lord Sainsbury and Professor Bart Van Ark were in conversation with Professor Diane Coyle to discuss the productivity puzzle and how to speed up the UK's economic growth in this time of change? The event took place on 4th November 2020 and a recording of the event is available.

Event details:
Productivity - the way inputs like ideas, machinery and labour are transformed into products and services that benefit society - has been lacklustre in the UK over recent decades, and has stalled further by the global financial crisis of 2008-9 and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

In this online event, Lord Sainsbury discusses how a sectoral analysis of the UK's rate of growth shows that a slow rate of innovation and a loss of competitive advantage are the high level causes. The challenge for policymakers is now to develop policies that will improve the innovative performance of the UK's firms, and as a result their competitive advantage and value-added per capita.

After his presentation, Lord Sainsbury is joined in conversation by Professor Bart Van Ark of the University of Manchester, Director of the UK's major new Productivity Institute, to discuss what governments, businesses and all of us can do to tackle questions of job creation, sustainability and wellbeing, as the UK looks to a post-pandemic future full of technological and environmental upheaval.

The Bennett Institute's Professor Diane Coyle chairs the discussion and invites questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bennettinstitute.cam.ac.uk/events/innovation-competitive-advantage-and-productivity-/
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme - Professor Bart van Ark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Bart van Ark interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today programme about the launch of The Productivity Institute on 21st August 2020. The purpose was to raise awareness of the new Productivity Institute and also about the unique issues facing UK productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/193150?bcast=132630927
 
Description Interview on Ian King Live on Sky News 24 August 2020 
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 Bart van Ark interviewed for Ian King Live on Sky News (presenter was Samantha Washington) to explain the productivity puzzle, the reason behind the launch of The Productivity Institute and why working with the policy and business community was crucial to helping solve the issue. Talked about the unique regional differences in the UK and under investment in skills and technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/clip/194607
 
Description Keynote speaker, UK Manufacturing Forum 2020 Wednesday 16th December 2020 "Innovation R&D and the Levelling Up Agenda" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker, UK Manufacturing Forum 2020 Wednesday 16th December 2020 "Innovation R&D and the Levelling Up Agenda"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://hvm.catapult.org.uk/uk-manufacturing-forum-2020/
 
Description Mention in article - Budget 2021: Sunak must get UK on path to higher productivity by David Smith (The Times, 3rd March 2021) 
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 Following a conversation with journalist David Smith, Bart van Ark was quoted in a Times article about the forthcoming budget.
"The solution to this is multifaceted. It requires policies to limit the impact of an ageing population on the public finances. It requires, above all, a revival of productivity. Professor Bart van Ark, of Manchester University and managing director of the Productivity Institute, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, thinks that there is little in the immediate productivity outlook to cheer. That needs to change. Sorting the wheat from the chaff in the flood of Treasury budget pre-announcements and leaks is not easy, but I have seen nothing that stands out in terms of getting the country back on to a sustained path of productivity growth. That has to be the chancellor's priority. Anything else is just tinkering around the edges."

The particular quote as also picked up widely on social media. For example, Howard Archer, Chief Economic Advisor to the influential EY Item Club tweeted "Good article by David Smith @dsmitheconomics, and spot on with his key point that it is key for the #UK #economy to improve #productivity" and Simon French tweeted "The last para from
@dsmitheconomics should be nailed to every newsroom pinboard today. Exact timing of tax increases/spending cuts, regulatory & fiscal battles over economic rents, gimmicky programs with good Instagram cred all move the deckchairs. Productivity keeps boat afloat"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-chancellor-should-worry-but-not-panic-about-the-debt-htghjkt8...
 
Description Panellist, Centre for Progressive Policy event 9 December 2020, Building global Britain: The role of London and the regions 
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 Richard Jones was a panellist, Centre for Progressive Policy event 9 December 2020, Building global Britain: The role of London and the regions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.progressive-policy.net/events/building-global-britain
 
Description Perspectives on Productivity: Concepts, Measurement and Communication (2 sessions) 1 and 3 February 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of this foundational workshop (with two sessions) is to discuss critical conceptual and measurement issues around productivity, in particular underdeveloped or new areas, white space, etc.. The discussion should provide insights for the development of the research agenda of TPI and provide input for the scoping papers and research projects. It should also help us to improve communications around the relationship between productivity and multiple other measures of economic, business and social performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Perspectives on Productivity: Global Value Chains, Productivity Networks and Supply Chains 30 Novemeber 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2 part event looking at Global Value Chains, Production Networks and Supply Chains have a critical role to play in solving the productivity puzzle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Perspectives on Productivity: Macroeconomics and Productivity Workshop 27 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop was used to introduce streams of work to be undertaken by The Productivity Institute. The presentations outlined work in progress and discussions by early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macroeconomics-and-productivity-workshop-tickets-127850264583
 
Description Press coverage: "In a post-Covid world, the UK can't be a tech also-ran" , by David Smith Sunday January 17 2021, 12.01am, The Sunday Times Refers to blog post by RAL Jones, January 3rd 2021 "How does the UK rank as a knowledge economy" 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press coverage: "In a post-Covid world, the UK can't be a tech also-ran" , by David Smith Sunday January 17 2021, 12.01am, The Sunday Times Refers to blog post by Richard Jones, January 3rd 2021 "How does the UK rank as a knowledge economy"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.softmachines.org/wordpress/?p=2549
 
Description Productivity & Well-Being for National Forum for Health and Wellbeing by Matthew Agrawala and Bart van Ark, 26 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Introduction of The Productivity Institute for this group of business leaders in the are of health and well-being, and discussion on the relationship between productivity and well-being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Productivity can support the recovery but we need more than short-term sticking plasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Statement on productivity imploications from UK government Budget Plan 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/productivity-can-support-recovery-we-need-more-than-sticking-van-ark/...
 
Description Productivity drop in Q4-2020 largely wiped out gains from previous quarter and faces a tough year ahead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Statement on flahs productivity estimates for Q4 by Office of National Statistics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/news/productivity-drop-in-q4-2020-largely-wiped-out-gains-f...
 
Description Regional Productivity Forum - North West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Inaugural meeting of our North West Regional Productivity Forum on 20th February 2021. Recognising that productivity issues vary, and stakeholder needs differ, across the country, at the core of the Productivity Institute's approach are its eight Regional Productivity Forums. The Forums give the Institute reach across the whole UK, including the three devolved nations, and are the main route through which businesses will be engaged in the work of the Institute. The Forums will work closely with each other and the National Productivity Council to develop a comprehensive regional agenda on productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/research/productivity/
 
Description Regional Productivity Forum Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Inaugural meeting of our Wales Productivity Forum on 21st February 2021.
Recognising that productivity issues vary, and stakeholder needs differ, across the country, at the core of the Productivity Institute's approach are its eight Regional Productivity Forums. The Forums give the Institute reach across the whole UK, including the three devolved nations, and are the main route through which businesses will be engaged in the work of the Institute. The Forums will work closely with each other and the National Productivity Council to develop a comprehensive regional agenda on productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/WalesProdForum
 
Description Solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- Bart van Ark speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk delivered on solving the productivity puzzle in a post-pandemic world- speaking at The Economist's Innovation@Work Virtual Week 04/02/2021.
The Economist is a prestigious brand name and their events attract "a global audience to discuss issues that have a big impact on the world and on the economy, bringing to each topic The Economist's distinctive breadth of perspective and forward-looking analysis".
By taking part in this event, Bart van Ark raised awareness of The Productivity Institute and productivity issues in the time of COVID 19
The video from the event is available here https://player.vimeo.com/video/500536240
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://events.economist.com/innovation-work/agenda/
 
Description Summer recovery in productivity will be short lived Bart van Ark comments on the Q3 2020 flash estimates of productivity for the UK 12.11.20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Comments on key observations for the outlook on productivity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/news/summer-recovery-in-productivity-will-be-short-lived/?u...
 
Description Talk to the Foundation for Science and Technology -The R&D RoadMap - Levelling Up Across the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Jones chaired podcast which discussed "The R&D RoadMap - Levelling Up Across the UK" on 7 October 2020. The talk with the Foundation for Science and Technology resulted in an article in FST journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2020/The-R-D-Roadmap---Levelling-Up-Across-the-UK
 
Description The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work- Private online event 
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 In December 2015 The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work was established. The founders were Professor Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Alliance Manchester Business School and Dr Paul Litchfield, the then Chief Medical Officer for BT. The Forum is focussed on improving workplace wellbeing in the UK and globally and members are senior HR Directors from large private and public sector organisations such as the HR Director of Thames Water, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of BP, Chief Medical Officer of BT, CMO of ITV, Chief Constable of Lancashire Police & National Wellbeing Lead for the National College of Policing.
At this event Professor Bart van Ark gave a presentation about The Productivity Institute and Dr Matthew Agarwalla, presented on the topic of Wellbeing and Productivity.
Dr. Agarwala is an economist at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, and is a member of the newly created Productivity Institute. He discussed the evidence on wellbeing and productivity, including the role of education, firm versus public wellbeing, and where the key evidence gaps lie.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/research/health-wellbeing-forum/
 
Description The key to the productivity puzzle Diane Coyle The Project Syndicate 13.10.20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Article within the Project Syndicate discussing the key to the productivity puzzle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/coordinated-collective-action-boosts-productivity-by-di...
 
Description UKICE Brexit & Beyond: Productivity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to UK in a Changing Europe report on "Brexit and Beyond".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Brexit-and-Beyond-report-compressed.pdf
 
Description USC Dornsife Event 'A New Model for Economic Growth in the West' 
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 Lord David Sainsbury in a discussion with former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown; Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Professor of Economics at Cambridge University Diane Coyle; and USC Dornsife's Professor of Philosophy, History, and Accounting Jacob Soll in a discussion about Sainsbury's new book, Windows of Opportunity. The book looks at how western countries will need to reconsider their models of economic growth over the next generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dornsife.usc.edu/events/view/35918779022335/a-new-model-for-economic-growth-in-the-west
 
Description Universities UK Research and Innovation Conference 2020, 10 December 2020 Talk on "The role of universities in driving economic and social recovery post-Covid" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Universities UK Research and Innovation Conference 2020, 10 December 2020, Richard Jones talk on "The role of universities in driving economic and social recovery post-Covid"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/Research-and-innovation-conference-2020.aspx
 
Description Vital Topics webinar: UK Productivity and COVID-19 with Juergen Maier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Juergen Maier, former CEO of Siemens UK discussed his views on the impact of COVID-19 on UK productivity at an Alliance Manchester Business School event and spoke about how industry needed to work closer than ever before with policymakers and other stakeholders to create a much more focused industrial strategy and address the UK's productivity puzzle. This provided a platform to create awareness of the issues of UK Productivity with a wider audience and also to introduce Professor Bart van Ark and the new Productivity Institute. 263 people registered for the event which was held on 12th November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/events/vital-topics-webinar-uk-productivity-and-covid-19-wi...