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%.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Industrial Economics
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53982
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26 Jun 2012 09:09
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Yes
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