National Productivity Week 27th January 2025 | Visit Website

A diverse community of
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.


Organisational Capital

Organisational Capital

Stagnant long-term productivity growth in UK firms has been linked to low levels of investment, failures in technology diffusion, short termism, and a general decline in business dynamism. As the UK seeks to develop a more activist industrial strategy, key questions arise on barriers to entry, obstacles to innovation in SMEs, and the resilience of supply chains.

Theme lead

Professor Nigel Driffield


Professor Stephen Roper
Dr Irina Surdu
Professor Christopher Warhurst
Professor Elvira Uyarra
Professor Mark Hart


Professor Jun Du
Professor Jan Godsell
Dr Katiuscia Lavoratori
Wanwrong Zhang
Dr Yama Temouri
Dr Charlotte Hoole
Professor Simon Collinson
Dr Anatasios Kitsos
Dr Yong Yang
Xiaocan Yuan
Fernando M. Gutierrez

Theme Paper

Understanding Productivity: Organisational Capital perspectives