​Management and Organisational Practices help businesses grow in terms of efficiency, product innovation, and customer acquisition.. The Indian Management and Growth Survey aims to document and understand these phenomena for businesses in India. To conduct our project, we collect data directly from top management through direct interviews, in which aspects of organizational practices and business growth will be explored. This project is funded by the King Center on Global Development at Stanford University and  conducted in collaboration with CTIER which has contributed with its rich network and knowledge of the Indian entrepreneurial fabric.


Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is the William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of SIEPR, and the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of the Alfred Sloan Fellowship, the Bernacer Prize, the European Investment Bank Prize, the Frisch Medal, the Kauffman Medal and a National Science Foundation Career Award. He has a BA from Cambridge, an MPhil from Oxford, and a PhD from University College London.

Pete Klenow received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he is currently Landau Professor of Economics and the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at SIEPR. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, for whom he is co-director of the Economic Fluctuations and Growth program. He is a consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis. He is currently a co-Editor for AER:Insights. He previously served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Klenow specializes in macroeconomics, with emphasis on productivity, prices, and economic growth.

Megha Patnaik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics & Finance at LUISS Guido Carli University and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Her research interests include management, entrepreneurship, machine learning and open-source big data. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a B.Sc. from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review and Management Science. She is the recipient of the Kapnick Scholarship from SIEPR, the Kauffman Dissertation Award and the LUISS teaching excellence award. Previously, she has held positions at the Indian Statistical Institute and the Esya Centre, and worked as a data science consultant at Intuit, Britannia, and Ambit Capital. She is cofounder of Leap insights and part of the Network of Women in Data Science & Social Science

Janak is CEO of the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER), and has been leading CTIER’s research efforts. Janak is a member of the CII National Committee on Technology and the Expert Group on Technology. He has been part of working groups constituted by NITI Aayog to rank national R&D laboratories and develop the India Innovation Index.

He has previously worked as an Economist and Investment Strategist in the private sector in Singapore. Janak’s work experience includes two years with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Serbia where he worked on the performance and financial monitoring of UNHCR’s NGO partners. Besides his research interest in innovation and technology policy, Janak also researches and writes on India’s macroeconomic policies.

Janak holds an MSc (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, MA (Mathematics) from Balliol College, University of Oxford (as a Radhakrishnan Scholar and BA (Mathematics) from the University of Pune (ranked first in the university).

Chaitanya Lekharaju is a Research Associate at CTIER. He has helped establish CTIER’s in-house survey unit. His research interests include firm level innovation, emerging technologies and India’s higher education sector. He has previously worked as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in the Power plant and Telecom construction industry. Chaitanya holds a MA degree in Development Studies from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India.

P J Nishok is a Research Analyst at Centre for Technology Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER). He has helped establish CTIER’s in- house survey unit. His research interests include Economics of Innovation and New technology, Fintech and the Gig economy. He has a MA in Applied Economics from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum, India and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Chennai Institute of Technology, India.