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For the last decade we have been using double-blind survey techniques and randomized sampling to construct management data on over 10,000 organizations across twenty countries. On average, we find that in manufacturing American, Japanese, and German firms are the best managed. Firms in developing countries, such as Brazil, China and India tend to be poorly(More)
The US experienced a sustained increase in productivity growth in the decade after 1995, particularly in sectors that intensively use information technologies (IT). This " productivity miracle " did not occur in Europe. This paper uses two distinct micro datasets to show that US multinationals operating in Europe also experienced a " productivity miracle ".(More)
B ecause of its high prevalence and potential to alter critical elements of sepsis pathophysiology, diabetes is likely an important comorbid condition in this disease; yet the exact influence of diabetes on infection and the development of sepsis remain undefined. The aim of this article is to review evidence from preclinical and clinical trials to discuss(More)
Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Abstract: Over the last decade the World Management Survey (WMS) has collected firm-level management practices data(More)
In many human-modified tropical landscapes, biodiversity conservation and the provision of ecosystem services require large-scale restoration initiatives. Such initiatives must be able to augment the amount and the quality of remaining natural habitats. There is thus a growing need for long-term, multi-stakeholder and multipurpose initiatives that result in(More)
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We collect data on management practices on nearly 6,000 firms in 17 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We present several " stylized facts " finding support for some basic economic theories of management practices – e.g. the positive size-management quality correlation (Lucas, 1978) and the positive relation between exports and management quality(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may develop due to an inflammatory response to commensal gut microbiota triggered by environmental factors in a genetically susceptible host. Isotretinoin (acne therapy) has been inconsistently associated with IBD onset and flares but prior treatment with antibiotics, also associated with IBD development, complicates the(More)