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Foreign Ownership, Microelectronic Technology and Skills: Evidence for British Establishments


  • Dirk Willem te Velde

    (Overseas Development Institute, III Westminster Bridge Road, London, SEI 7JD,


This paper uses the Workplace Employee Relations Survey panel for 1990-1998 to investigate the relationship between foreign ownership, skill-structure and use of microelectronic technologies in British establishments. We find that foreign-owned establishments are early adopters of new microelectronic technologies and employ more non-manual workers (more senior technical professional workers, less skilled manual workers). Because foreign-owned establishments are early adopters of new technology, an increase in foreign ownership can partly explain a recent improvement in the relative position of skilled workers in Britain.

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  • Dirk Willem te Velde, 2003. "Foreign Ownership, Microelectronic Technology and Skills: Evidence for British Establishments," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 185(1), pages 93-106, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:185:y:2003:i:1:p:93-106

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