Speaker : Emili Grifell-Tatje, Professor of Economics and Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Date and Location : Wednesday, June 22nd at 2.30 p.m. at IESEG, 3 rue de la Digue, 59000 Lille in room B253 (B-building, second floor)
Abstract : The productivity of a business exerts a significant influence on its financial performance. A similar influence exists for industries and economies: those with superior productivity performance thrive at the expense of others. Productivity performance helps explain the growth and demise of businesses and the relative prosperity of nations. Productivity Accounting: The Economics of Business Performance offers an in-depth analysis of variation in business performance, providing the reader with an analytical framework within which to account for this variation and its causes and consequences. The primary focus is the individual business, and the principal effect of business productivity performance is on business financial performance. Alternative measures of financial performance are considered, including profit, profitability, cost, unit cost, and return on assets. Combining analytical rigor with empirical illustrations, the analysis draws on wide-ranging literature, both historical and current, from business and economics, and explains how businesses create value and distribute it.
As part of the seminar, Professor Grifell-Tatje will present a summary of his book co-authored with C. A. Knox Lovell ( University of Queensland) and published by Cambridge University Press 2015: http://www.cambridge.org/fr/academic/subjects/economics/finance/productivity-accounting-economics-business-performance