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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

Compressed Development
By D. Hugh Whittaker, Timothy Sturgeon, Tianbiao Zhu, and Toshie Okita
Oxford University Press, 2020
The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions
By David Autor, David A. Mindell, Elisabeth B. Reynolds
MIT, 2019

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Elisabeth B. Reynolds, The new face of manufacturing jobs, , Boston Globe Opinion, 2017
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Innovation and Production: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Trends and Implications for US Cities and Regions, Built Environment, Volume 43, Number 1, Spring 2017, pp. 25-43(19), 2017
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Yilmaz Uygun, Strengthening advanced manufacturing innovation ecosystems: The case of Massachusetts, Elsevier, vol. 136(C), pages 178-191., 2017
Richard K. Lester, A Global Strategy for MIT, , 2017
Danilo Limoeiro and Ben Ross Schneider, State-led Innovation: SOEs, Institutional Fragmentation, and Policy Making in Brazil, Industrial Performance Center, 2017