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Characteristics of foreign-owned firms in British manufacturing

Griffith, R; Simpson, H; (2001) Characteristics of foreign-owned firms in British manufacturing. (IFS Working Papers WP01/10 ). UCL (University College London), The Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes the characteristics of manufacturing establishments in Britain overthe period 1980 to 1996. Particular attention is paid to differences between plants ofdifferent ownership nationality. The findings suggest that establishments that are alwaysforeign-owned have significantly higher labour productivity than those that remainunder domestic ownership. In addition, labour productivity improves faster over timeand faster with age in foreign-owned establishments. The difference in labourproductivity is matched by an equivalent difference in levels of investment peremployee. Establishments that change ownership nationality do not seem to experiencevery large changes in labour productivity levels. The proportion of skilled workers inthe workplace, and wages for both skilled and operative workers are higher in foreignownedestablishments than domestic-owned, in line with differences in labourproductivity.

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Title: Characteristics of foreign-owned firms in British manufacturing
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 15:41:43 19th Jul 2007
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3859
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