Centre for Institutional Performance (CIP)
The centre focuses on issues at the interface of economics, politics, sociology and history. It examines the nature of the institutions used to coordinate activities in different sectors of the economy, including high-technology industries, consumer goods industries, network industries and service industries. It investigates issues relating to consumer protection, the regulation of transport and utility industries, and the role of non-profit institutions (charities, national and local government, etc.) in the provision of goods and services. Adopting a comparative historical perspective, it analyses the evolution of institutional arrangements in different countries over long periods of time.
It sponsors a regular programme of conferences and workshops (about four per year), some of which are held in conjunction with the Centre for Economic History.
Members of the Centre have carried out consulting projects for government departments including Business Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, HM Treasury, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. They have also consulted for the European Commission, UNCTAD, UN-ECLAC, and the World Bank.
Our aims are:
- To support policy-makers in creating institutional arrangements conducive to the effective implementation of policy in a wide variety of contexts;
- To assist managers in business, public and charitable enterprises to improve the performance of their organizations;
- To contribute to policy debate on long-term issues of social and economic significance, such as building trust, improving social cohesion, encouraging ethical consumption and promoting economic and financial stability. We are involved in policy debates concerning households, firms and communities in both developed and developing countries.
The centre is a joint venture between the School of Politics, Economics and International Relationship (SPEIR) and the Henley Business School (HBS), and is financed by SPEIR.
Members of the Centre
- Mark Casson (Director)
- Dr Marina Della Giusta (Board Member)
- Professor Uma Kambhampati (Board Member)
- Dr Ken Dark (Board Member)
- Dr Nigel Wadeson
- Dr Kleio Akrivou
- Professor Geoff Meen
- Dr Zahra Siddique
- Dr Christian Nygaard
- Dr Simon Burke
- Dr Simon Booth
- Professor Andrew Godley
- Dr James Walker
- Professor Peter Scott
- Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova
- Dr Zella King
- Dr Christine Phillips
Affiliate members of the Centre
- Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business and Director of CIBUL, Leeds University Business School, UK. email@example.com
- Simona Iammarino, Reader, SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Odile Janne, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. email@example.com
- Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Department of Economics, University of Turin, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paul Kattuman, Senior Lecturer, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, UK. P.Kattuman@jbs.cam.ac.uk
- Teresa da Silva Lopes, Reader in International Business and Business History and Co-Director of the Centre for Globalisation Research, School of Business and Management Queen Mary University. email@example.com
- Ray Loveridge, Professor Emeritus of Aston University and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Saïd Business School. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ian Jones, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge. email@example.com
- James Foremank-Peck. Foreman-PeckJ@Cardiff.ac.uk
- George Tridimas, Professor of Political Economy School of Economics and Politics University of Ulster. g.Tridimas@ulster.ac.uk
- Simon Deakin, Senior Research Associate in Corporate Governance, Judge Business School. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr John Singleton, Reader, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. email@example.com
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