Rowena Barrett

Head, School of Management, Author

Professor Rowena Barrett is an expert in applying innovation solutions to assist smaller firms to thrive. Rowena leads the School of Management at QUT where excellent management, human resource management, entrepreneurship and innovation research is applied to create impact in the economy and society.

Contact Details

Biography

Professor Rowena Barrett is an expert in applying innovation solutions to assist smaller firms to thrive. Her research focusses on people-orientated organisational issues. She has published widely in leading academic journals and has successfully led teams that engaged productively with research users. Rowena leads the School of Management at QUT where excellent management, human resource management, entrepreneurship and innovation research is applied to create impact in the economy and society. With a real world focus to teaching and learning, the School’s graduates apply their skills in an array of managerial, entrepreneurial and human resource management roles locally, nationally and globally.

Policy Briefing

Productivity of the UK’s small and medium sized enterprises: insights from the Longitudinal Small Business Survey.

Since the 2007-08 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the UK’s aggregate productivity growth, as measured by output per worker, has deteriorated. This deterioration is not only significant when compared to the UK’s previous experience, but also when compared to the performance of other advanced nations, such as the G7 nations, of which the UK is a member. Improvements in productivity performance are therefore a major economic challenge, especially in the context of ensuring the nation’s long-run wellbeing. Inspired by the UK’s recent productivity experience, in this study we seek to derive productivity insights from the firm-level micro data in the two waves of the UK’s Longitudinal Small Business Survey (LSBS).

Associated Themes
  • Innovation
  • Productivity and performance
Research Paper

Productivity of the UK’s small and medium sized enterprises: insights from the Longitudinal Small Business Survey. Research Paper No 67

Since the 2007-08 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the UK’s aggregate productivity growth, as measured by output per worker, has deteriorated. This deterioration is not only significant when compared to the UK’s previous experience, but also when compared to the performance of other advanced nations, such as the G7 nations, of which the UK is a member. Improvements in productivity performance are therefore a major economic challenge, especially in the context of ensuring the nation’s long-run wellbeing. Inspired by the UK’s recent productivity experience, in this study we seek to derive productivity insights from the firm-level micro data in the two waves of the UK’s Longitudinal
Small Business Survey (LSBS).

Associated Themes