IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Does the skill intensity of the multinational enterprises matter for labor market outcomes?

Listed author(s):
  • Bahar SAĞLAM

    (hacettepe üniversitesi)

Abstract. This paper studies the labor market implications of high-tech versus low-tech foreign firms by using a heterogeneous matching model. This approach allows us to identify the effect of the different skill intensity of the foreign firm’s production on the wages of unskilled and skilled workers in the local firm. The analytical and the numerical solutions of the model reveal that both skill and firm premia depend on the cost of vacancy creation, the skill distribution in the local economy, and the technological gap between foreign and the local firms. Results of the paper suggest that increased foreign firm presence due to the reduction in the cost of foreign job creation leads to lower skill premium in high-tech foreign firm case but a higher skill premium in the low-tech foreign firm case. Further results point out that the firm premium increases as the vacancies posted by foreign firm increases, regardless of the skill intensity

To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

Article provided by Bilgesel Yayincilik in its journal İktisat İşletme ve Finans.

Volume (Year): 25 (2010)
Issue (Month): 294 ()
Pages: 9-34

in new window

Handle: RePEc:iif:iifjrn:v:25:y:2010:i:294:p:9-34
Contact details of provider: Web page:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:iif:iifjrn:v:25:y:2010:i:294:p:9-34. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ali Bilge)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.