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In 1989, the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity produced the Made in America report. One of the recommendations of Made in America was to establish the Industrial Performance Center (IPC) to carry on the interdisciplinary investigations of industrial productivity, innovation, and competitiveness that the Commission had begun.

Established in 1991, with the help of a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the IPC has brought together faculty and students from all five MIT Schools in research collaborations on industry. Since its inception, the faculty, students and affiliates of the IPC have produced numerous books, articles, papers and other publications that have advanced the understanding of strategic, technological, and organizational developments in a broad range of industries.

Featured Publications

The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines
By David Autor, Elisabeth Reynolds, David Mindell
MIT, 2020
Compressed Development
By D. Hugh Whittaker, Timothy Sturgeon, Tianbiao Zhu, and Toshie Okita
Oxford University Press, 2020

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Elisabeth B. Reynoldssabeth B. Reynolds, Ben Ross Schneider and Ezequiel Zylberberg, Innovation In Institutions And Technology Can Help Us In The Post-Pandemic Recovery, Forbes Magazine, 2021
David Autor, Elisabeth Reynolds, David Mindell, The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines, MIT, 2020
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ross Gittell, Technology, jobs and the work of the future in the First-in-the-Nation Primary State, Union Leader, 2020
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, U.S. Needs a National Manufacturing Strategy, Virginia Economic Review, 2020
David Autor, Elisabeth B. Reynolds, The Nature of Work after the COVID Crisis: Too Few Low-Wage Jobs, The Hamilton Project, 2020
D. Hugh Whittaker, Timothy Sturgeon, Tianbiao Zhu, and Toshie Okita, Compressed Development, Oxford University Press, 2020
Timothy J. Sturgeon, Upgrading Strategies for the Digital Economy, Global Strategy Journal, 2019
Timothy J. Sturgeon, Power in Global Value Chains , Review of International Political Economy, 2019
Timothy J. Sturgeon, Statistical manual on business function classifications, Eurostat, European Commission, 2019
David Autor, David A. Mindell, Elisabeth B. Reynolds, The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions, MIT, 2019