Globalization, occupational restructuring and firm performance
AbstractIn this study, the patterns of occupational restructuring and their micro-level mechanisms are examined by applying standard measures of job and worker flows at the occupation and firm levels using longitudinal employeremployee data from the Finnish business sector for the years 2000-2006. Special attention is given to determining how global firms (i.e., multinational enterprises and offshoring firms) contribute to occupational restructuring and to establishing the role of occupational structures when explaining productivity and profitability gaps between global and local firms. The findings indicate that global firms have contributed to reshaping occupational structures, and although this contribution is clearly reflected in their productivity, it is not as clearly reflected in their profitability.The findings imply that employees have captured a dominant share of the productivity advantage of global firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series ETLA Working Papers with number 5.
Length: 69 pages
Date of creation: 29 Jan 2013
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- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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- NEP-EFF-2013-05-11 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HRM-2013-05-11 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2013-05-11 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2013-05-11 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
- NEP-SBM-2013-05-11 (Small Business Management)
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