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The Productivity and Wage Effects of Foreign Acquisition in the United Kingdom

Conyon, Martin and Girma, S and Thompson, S and Wright, P (2002) The Productivity and Wage Effects of Foreign Acquisition in the United Kingdom. Journal of Industrial Economics, 50 (1). pp. 85-102.

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Abstract

This paper provides a systematic empirical analysis of the impact of foreign ownership on productivity and wages in the United Kingdom. Using a specially constructed database for the period 1989–1994, it uses ownership change (acquisition) to control for unobserved differences between plants. It finds that foreign firms pay equivalent employees 3.4% more than domestic firms, though this is wholly attributable to their higher levels of productivity. Firms which are acquired by foreign companies exhibit an increase in labour productivity of 13%.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Industrial Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 53982
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2012 10:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53982

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