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Does management matter in schools?

Bloom, Nicholas, Lemos, Renata, Sadun, Raffaella and Van Reenen, John (2014) Does management matter in schools? CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1312). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

We collect data on operations, targets and human resources management practices in over 1,800 schools educating 15-year-olds in eight countries. Overall, we show that higher management quality is strongly associated with better educational outcomes. The UK, Sweden, Canada and the US obtain the highest management scores closely followed by Germany, with a gap to Italy, Brazil and then finally India. We also show that autonomous government schools (i.e. government funded but with substantial independence like UK academies and US charters) have significantly higher management scores than regular government schools and private schools. Almost half of the difference between the management scores of autonomous government schools and regular government schools is accounted for by differences in leadership of the principal and better governance.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M2 - Business Economics
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 17:05
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 23:27
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60605

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