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The Adjustment Speed of Employment at Foreign-Owned Firms

  • Yukako Murakami
  • Kyoji Fukao

Is employment practice at foreign-owned firms different from that of Japan, the life-time employment system? Using firm level data of the Japanese manufacturing sector, this paper showed that the adjustment speed of employment at foreign-owned firms was slightly higher than at domestically-owned firms. This finding suggests that firm-specific skills are less important in foreign-owned firms than in Japanese firms.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series with number d06-207.

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Handle: RePEc:hst:hstdps:d06-207
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