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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)
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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)
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)
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The spatial databases produced, published and shared within the scope of the exponential increase of users and applications of spatial data promotes data quality assessment and management procedures and tools. The development of geographic information systems and spatial data infrastructures reveals the growing attention and challenges of spatial data(More)