Management in Pakistan: Performance and Conflict

This research aims to measure management practices and analyse management-performance relationship in manufacturing companies


The vast differences in management practices are strongly associated with inequalities in performance across firms. Moreover, many policy-makers believe that poor management skills are a major reason for lower levels of growth in Asia, thus, implying that this relationship might be causal. The research aims to measure management practices, analyse management-performance relationship, and investigate the determinants of management practices in manufacturing companies in Pakistan. The project expands upon the results of the survey on performance indicators of manufacturing plants in Punjab, Pakistan conducted by the same group of researchers in 2014-2015. The research takes the findings further raising the question of how well-managed establishments are in other provinces and where this explains any uneven growth within Pakistan. To answer these questions, the researchers extend the survey to 2500 firms in Sindh, Baluchistan and KPK provinces of Pakistan.

This work is part of the International Growth Centre’s ‘Management in Pakistan: Evidence from Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Paktunkhawa provinces’ project


Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen (2018) Management in Pakistan: Performance and Conflict. IGC. Reference F-89459-PAK-1

Management in Pakistan: Performance and Conflict

Published 1 September 2018