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leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.


Understanding and Enhancing Productivity in an Organisational Context: Creating Value and Inclusive Growth for UK plc

The research explores in great depth the processes by which key drivers of performance, such as hierarchical and functional aspects of organisational structure, have an impact on firms’ ability to create value and enhance productivity. Building on a framework developed by the industrial partners in the project, in-depth research is being undertaken in four case study companies. Among the key issues being examined are: how terms such as ‘productivity’ and ‘value creation’ are used in organisations; and what roles are played in the value creation process by different managerial functions and different hierarchical layers.

Lead researcher Professor Stephen Proctor, Newcastle University