How Much Does Good Management Matter? Evidence from India

May 6, 2010

"How Much Does Good Management Matter? Evidence from India"

On Thursday evening, Prof. John Roberts (Stanford GSB) presented the 19th Barcelona GSE Lecture at Banc Sabadell Auditorium. In his presentation, "How much does management matter? Evidence from India," he outlined the case of large, multi-plant textile firms in India, where he and his coauthors found that a lack of training in management "best practices" has resulting in lost productivity and profits.

Lecture recap and highlights

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About our speaker

Prof. John Roberts holds the John H. and Irene S. Scully Professorship in Economics, Strategic Management and International Business in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He directs the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization, the Global Management Program, and the Center for Global Business and the Economy at Stanford.

A Fellow and former Council Member of the Econometric Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served on the editorial boards of The American Economic Review, Econometrica, and The Journal of Economic Theory, among others. He has consulted on competitive strategy and organizational design for major corporations and on regulatory issues for the United States Government. He is also a member of the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council, the external academic body that evaluates the School's educational and research activities.