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Is Modern Management Good For the Environment or Just Hot Air?

Mar 2010
Policy Brief
By  Nicholas Bloom
Using extensive survey and experimental data from around the world, Nick Bloom and colleagues find that well-managed firms are substantially more energy efficient. This suggests that policies to improve management practices — like more open and competitive markets, greater managerial and worker training, and the encouragement of professional (rather than hereditary family) management — may improve both economic growth and also energy efficiency.