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What Fosters Firm-Level Labour Productivity In Eastern European And Central Asian Countries?

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  • Aleksandra Kordalska

    () (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

  • Magdalena Olczyk

    () (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

Abstract

This study examines labour productivity performance and its determinants in Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) firms using micro-level data. We find significant differences in labour productivity among members of the European Union in Eastern Europe and other Eastern European and Central Asian countries. We also confirm the important impact of foreign ownership, exporter status, and highly skilled workers on productivity levels. However, we reveal a non-linear relationship between firm age and their labour productivity. Additionally, significant differences in labour productivity determinants between the services and manufacturing are found. The productivity of service firms, unlike manufacturing firms, is much more sensitive to changes in productivity factors.

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  • Aleksandra Kordalska & Magdalena Olczyk, 2019. "What Fosters Firm-Level Labour Productivity In Eastern European And Central Asian Countries?," GUT FME Working Paper Series A 55, Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology.
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    Keywords

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia; firm-level analysis; labour productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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