The Management and Expectations Survey is the largest survey of UK management capabilities, executed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in collaboration with the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). Conducted in 2017 and 2020, the survey revealed the substantial heterogeneity of management capabilities across UK businesses and their strong correlation with performance measures such as turnover, profitability and productivity. One unique element of the MES is that it collects business managers’ forecasts both about GDP growth and their own sales growth, showing that better-managed firms can make more accurate forecasts, both about micro and macro conditions.




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



The Danish MOPS is a survey of 4482 firms and has been matched to a number of administrative datasets including firm performance, ownership and employment records. The sample covered firms with more than 5 employees and covered all industries.