A firm-level analysis of the interaction between productivity antecedents

Mullen, Helen and MacBryde, Jillian and Ball, Peter and Clegg, Ben and Masi, Donato and Smart, Palie and Despoudi, Stella (2019) A firm-level analysis of the interaction between productivity antecedents. In: British Academy of Management (BAM), 2019-09-03 - 2019-09-05, Aston University, Birmingham.

[thumbnail of Mullen-etal-BAM-2019-A-firm-level-analysis-of-the-interaction-between]
Text. Filename: Mullen_etal_BAM_2019_A_firm_level_analysis_of_the_interaction_between.pdf
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (346kB)| Preview


This study focuses on productivity at a firm level, examining the levers that management can potentially use to improve the productivity of their firm. Previous studies have characterised the factors that affect productivity at a firm level; however, the relative importance of these factors, and the way in which these factors interact, remains unclear. This study builds on the classification of productivity antecedents proposed by Syverson (2011), and it proposes two different archetypes of interaction between productivity antecedents: the hierarchical vs the flat model. Data collection is ongoing to refine and validate the theoretical model.