The Management Capability Survey

The Management Capability Survey is a collaboration between the Office of the Chief Economist, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the University of Technology Sydney and Stanford University (US). The Management Capability Survey will sample over 15,000 businesses covering all sectors of the economy and all firm sizes. The Survey will cover develop a comprehensive business management dataset of all sectors of the Australian economy. The Survey will include questions on performance monitoring, target setting, incentives/people management and strategic planning and management.

The project aims to:

  • Provide improved capability and understanding of organisational and strategic management capability in firms across the Australian economy.
  • Deliver rigorous analysis of management capability and its importance and impact to productivity and economic growth.
  • Provide data that allows for rigorous evaluation of industry programmes that focus on management capability such as the Industry Growth Centres and Entrepreneurs Programme.
  • Benchmark Australia’s firm management capability against leading countries.

Outputs from the Management Capability Survey will be released by the ABS in mid-2017. The Office of the Chief Economist will be linking the management capability results to the Expanded Analytical Businesses Longitudinal Database to determine the impact of management capability on firm financial performance and broader economic and productivity growth. Results are expected in late 2017 and will be published in the 2017 Australian Innovation System Report.

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