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Employment effects of foreign acquisition
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: International Review of Economics and Finance, ISSN 1059-0560, Vol. 20, no 2, 211-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the employment effects of foreign acquisitions in acquired firms in Swedish manufacturing during the 1990s; a period characterized by a dramatic increase in foreign ownership. We find some evidence of positive employment effects in acquired firms and it seems that the employment of skilled labor increases more than that of less-skilled labor. Our results indicate that the positive employment effects are more pronounced in acquired non-MNEs than in Swedish MNEs. Furthermore, we observe shifts in skill intensities toward higher shares of skilled labor in non-MNEs taken over by foreign MNEs, but not in acquired Swedish MNEs.

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2011. Vol. 20, no 2, 211-224 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114795DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2010.06.001OAI: diva2:792481
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2015-03-18

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