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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

Publication List

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Timothy Sturgeon and Ezequiel Zylberberg, Vietnam’s Evolving Role in ICT Global Value Chains, , 2017
Richard K. Lester, A Roadmap for Nuclear Energy Technology, Issues in Science and Technology, 2016
Junjie Cao, Armond Cohen, James Hansen, Richard K. Lester, Per Peterson and Hongjie Xu, China-U.S. Cooperation to Advance Nuclear Power, Science, 2016
Timothy J. Sturgeon, Brazil in Global Value Chains, Industrial Performance Center, 2016
Renato Lima de Oliveira, Resource-Led Industrial Development in the Oil & Gas Supply Chain: The Case of Brazil, Industrial Performance Center, 2016
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ezequiel Zylberberg, Victoria Del Campo, Brazil’s Role in the Biopharmaceutical Global Value Chain, Industrial Performance Center, 2016
Carlos Martínez-Vela, Benchmarking Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs): A Comparative Analysis, Industrial Performance Center, 2016