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Leaning from multinational companies through hiring: An empirical investigation

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  • Ding, Ding

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

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    Labor mobility is mechanism for transfer the technology and innovation from multinational firms (MNEs) to non-multinational firms (non-MNEs). In this paper, we use a unique employer-employee data set in Sweden to provide individual-firm match dataset. Using the special research framework, we provide empirical evidence that hiring workers from MNEs can lead to knowledge spillover to non-MNEs and convert to innovation, even after controlling the region, industry and year effect, individuals’ and firms’ characteristics. We find hiring workers from a domestic MNEs generates stronger spillover effects compare to foreign MNEs and higher-educated workers are better able to transfer the knowledge.

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    Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 402.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: 13 Apr 2015
    Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0402
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