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Foreign Owners and Perceived Job Insecurity in Germany: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data

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  • Verena Dill
  • Uwe Jirjahn
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    Using linked employer-employee data from Germany, we examine the role of foreign owners in employees' perceptions of job insecurity. Our estimates show that there tends to be a positive link between foreign owners and perceived job insecurity. The link is specifically strong for foreign-owned firms with high personnel turnover or poor employment growth. It is also stronger if the foreign-owned firm provides managerial profit sharing. However, the link is negative for foreign-owned firms with product innovations.

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    Paper provided by University of Trier, Department of Economics in its series Research Papers in Economics with number 2014-09.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: 2014
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    Handle: RePEc:trr:wpaper:201409

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    Keywords: Foreign ownership; perceived job insecurity; managerial profit sharing; personnel turnover; product innovation;

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