Mothers and Daughters: Heterogeneity of German direct investments in the Czech Republic. Evidence from the IAB-ReLOC survey
Abstract"The aim of the paper is to assess the heterogeneity of German affiliates in the Czech Republic and their mother companies in Germany. Applying cluster analysis to firm-level data from the unique IAB-ReLOC survey, we identify four main groups of firms that partition the sample by broad sectoral lines and technological intensity of their operation. More specifically, the principal clusters can be interpreted as: I) High-tech industrial firms; II) Low-tech industrial firms; III) High-tech service providers; and IV) Low-tech service providers. The classification is examined more closely by location, ownership and industry of the firms and in the framework of a probit model. The main result is that there is a significant technological gap between the mothers and their cross-border daughters in industry that cannot be found in the service sector. From this follow implications for technological upgrading on both sides of the border, which are discussed in the concluding section of the paper." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 201217.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jul 2012
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Publication status: published in: Prague Economic Papers, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2014), p. 42-62
Auslandsinvestitionen; multinationale Unternehmen; sektorale Verteilung; Wirtschaftszweige; Heterogenität; Herkunftsland; Technologietransfer; Wissenstransfer; Tschechische Republik; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;
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- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- O23 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
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