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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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Elisabeth Reynolds, Yilmaz Uygun, Richard K. Lester, Michael Piore, Nicholas Martin, Arnuad Pincet, Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem for Advanced Manufacturing, IPC, 2015
Michael J. Piore, Phech Colatat and Elisabeth B. Reynolds, NSF and DARPA as Models for Research Funding: An Institutional Analysis, Industrial Performance Center, 2015
Richard Lester, Elisabeth Reynolds, Charles Sodini, Max Luke, Amaya Arcelus, Growing Innovative Companies to Scale: How Does Massachusetts Measure Up?, IPC, 2015
Richard M. Locke and Rachel Wellhausen , Production in the Innovation Economy, MIT Press, 2014
Suzanne Berger, Making in America, MIT Press, 2013