Management, Organisation and Innovation (MOI) Survey

The Management, Organisation and Innovation (MOI) Survey assesses management practices in 1,800 manufacturing establishments with between 50 and 5000 employees in 10 transition countries (Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) as well as Germany and India. The survey was implemented in partnership with the World Bank from October 2008 to November 2009, in conjunction with BEEPS IV. It is based on the work of Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen.

The MOI survey dataset

Background

The EBRD implemented the Management, Organisation and Innovation (MOI) Survey in partnership with the World Bank from October 2008 to November 2009, in conjunction with BEEPS IV. The MOI survey is based on the work of Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen. The objective of this survey is to measure and compare management practices across countries, to assess the constraints to private sector growth and enterprise performance resulting from management practices and to stimulate policy dialogue on the management practices and innovation.

Almost 1,800 manufacturing establishments with between 50 and 5000 employees were interviewed in 10 transition countries (Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan), Germany and India. The sampling frame was based on Bureau Van Dijk’s Orbis database when available.

Even though the MOI survey was run in conjunction with BEEPS IV, selected establishments participated in only one of these two surveys, that is, either BEEPS IV or MOI survey, but not both.

Conditions for use of the MOI datasets

All users of the data are asked to cite the data as the "EBRD-World Bank Management, Organisation and Innovation (MOI) survey". For the same reason, we request that the dataset not be further distributed, to ensure that new users see and read this screen.

Accessing and using the MOI survey dataset

The definitions used in the survey questions as well as their intent are explained in the questionnaire manual. The sampling methodology is described in a short note. More detailed information can be found in the extensive report on methodology and observations.

Questionnaires and manual:

Questionnaire manual (246KB - PDF)

Multi-establishment firms: Questionnaire A (218KB - PDF)

Single-establishment firms: Questionnaire B (200KB - PDF)

Methodology:

Note on sampling methodology (82KB - PDF)

Detailed report on methodology and observations (248KB - PDF)

The MOI survey dataset

The following datasets are versions as of July 22, 2010.

  1. Stata 11 format (3MB - DTA)
  2. Stata 10 format (3MB - DTA)
  3. Stata 9 format (3MB - DTA)
  4. Excel 2007 format (844KB - XLSX)
  5. CSV format (893KB - CSV)
  6. Notes, variable labels and value labels for MOI survey 2009 dataset (42KB - PDF) (useful for Excel 2007 and CSV formats)

 

The definitions used in the survey questions as well as their intent are explained in the questionnaire manual. The sampling methodology is described in a short note. More detailed information can be found in the extensive report on methodology and observations.

Questionnaire manual (246KB - PDF)
Multi-establishment firms: Questionnaire A (218KB - PDF)
Single-establishment firms: Questionnaire B (200KB - PDF)
Note on sampling methodology (82KB - PDF)
Detailed report on methodology and observations (248KB - PDF)
Notes, variable labels and value labels for MOI survey 2009 dataset (42KB - PDF)

The survey was targeted at factory, production or operations managers, who are close to day-to-day operations of the firm, but are at the same time senior enough to have an overview of management practices. Interviews were conducted face-to-face in the manager’s native language by interviewers employed by the market research companies hired to implement the MOI survey.

The sampling frame was based on Bureau Van Dijk’s Orbis database when available. Even though the MOI survey was run in conjunction with BEEPS IV, selected establishments participated in only one of these two surveys, that is, either BEEPS IV or MOI survey, but not both.

If you would like to learn more about the research on which the MOI survey is based, please have a look here: Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen.

If you have any technical queries about the data, please feel free to contact us by using this form.