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Foreign acquisition, plant survival, and employment growth
epartment of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.
Kiel Institute for the World Economy, University of Kiel, Germany.
2010 (English)In: Canadian Journal of Economics, ISSN 0008-4085, Vol. 43, no 2, 547-573 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper analyzes the effect of foreign acquisition on survival and employment growth of targets using data on Swedish manufacturing plants. We separate targeted plants into those within Swedish MNEs, Swedish exporting non-MNEs, and purely domestic firms. The results, controlling for possible endogeneity of acquisition using IV and propensity score matching approaches suggest that acquisition by foreign owners increases the lifetime of the acquired plants only if the plant was an exporter. The effect is robust to controlling for domestic acquisitions and differs between horizontal and vertical acquisitions. We find robust positive employment growth effects only for exporters and only if the takeover is vertical.

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2010. Vol. 43, no 2, 547-573 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114797DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5982.2010.01583.xOAI: diva2:792485
Available from: 2015-03-04 Created: 2015-03-04 Last updated: 2016-09-26

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