The pilot Management Practices Survey (MPS) is a survey of 1,026 manufacturing businesses in Great Britain which collected new information on the use of selected aspects of structured management practices in 2015. The MPS sample covered businesses with employment of 10 or more, within manufacturing industries in section C (divisions 10 to 33) of the 2007 Standard Industry Classification (SIC2007). The sample was drawn through stratified random sampling and used the 2015 ABS as its sample frame in order to maximise the link between management practices and financial data from the ABS.




The latest initiative took place in the largest province of Pakistan, where management practices were successfully measured in 2,000 firms and mapped to performance indicators from the census of manufacturing. This exercise has been a first step towards understanding the state of management practices in Punjab, Pakistan, raising the question of how well managed are establishments in other provinces and whether this explains any uneven growth within Pakistan.

Pakistan MOPS



The importance of management practices as a significant contributor to explaining productivity differences has recently been highlighted in the economic literature. Thus far however, few datasets which allow the analysis of management practices and productivity exist in Germany. We collected novel establishment-level data from 1,927 German establishments and the data yields a representative picture of German establishment’s management practices.

Germany MOPS



The JP MOPS is the Japanese version of Management and Organizational Practices Survey for 2015. It is an otfficial Japanese statistical survey requiring mandatory responses.  Many survey questions in JP MOPS are identical to the ones in 2015 U.S. MOPS. In addition to manufacturing, the survey covers food and drink retailers as well as IT service providers.



ENAPROCE 2015 is the first large-scale firm survey in Mexico. It is statistically representative at the state and sector levels and compares with US MOPS. It includes information for 25,456 firms from manufacturing, commerce, and services, with a different questionnaire applied to 9,103 microenterprises. The survey was implemented by INEGI (national statistics office), guaranteeing a very low non-response rate (4%). The sample framework is the 2014 Economic Census, which allows matching information with other National high quality statistical projects.

Mexico MOPS



The Global Hospital Management Survey – China (GHMS-China) seeks to identify, measure, and compare differences in management practices across hospitals within China and in countries around the world. Our GHMS-China pilot study, conducted in November 2013, measured the state of management practices in 20 of China’s largest public hospitals.

China MOPS



The objective of this project is to study variation in management practices with a focus on how these practices are linked to the renewal of job structures and skills in firms, and hence availability of jobs for different employment groups. We conduct a large-scale survey of management practices. We will be omparing the Finnish results to the existing results with, e.g. Sweden, Germany, and U.S. This survey will be performed in cooperation with Research Institute for the Finnish Economy (ETLA). We also intend to replicate a management survey similar to the US MOPS, conducted by Statistics Finland.

Finland MOPS



Thie inaugural 2015-16 Management Capabilities Module (MCM) was collected as part of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS) suite of surveys. he MCM will support international comparisons of management practices and the analysis of the impact of different levels of management sophistication on firm productivity and performance. Similar international surveys have collected information about the Manufacturing industry; the MCM is the first to collect this data for the whole economy.

Australia MOPS



The Canada management survey is a module within the Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS), 2009 and 2012 .Performance management practices content based on input from sources including Industry Canada (now Innovation, Science and Economic Development) and previous management studies. This content was tested in 2009 using standard questionnaire testing practices for business surveys and used again, without change for 2012. Enterprises with threshold of 20 employees and $250,000 in revenues were surveyed across many sectors.

Canada MOPS