International Data on Measuring Management Practices

International Data on Measuring Management Practices

By
Nicholas A. Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur, John Van Reenen
American Economic Review. May
2016, Vol. 106, Issue 5, Pages 152-156

We examine methods used to survey firms on their management and organizational practices. We contrast the strengths and weaknesses of “open ended questions” (like the World Management Survey) with “closed questions” (like the MOPS). For this type of data, open ended questions give higher quality responses, but are more costly than closed question-based surveys.