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Firms' Global Engagement and Management Practices

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  • Görg, Holger

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    (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

  • Hanley, Aoife

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    (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

We investigate whether firms' "global engagement", either in the form of exporting or opening up affiliates abroad, is related to the change in their management performance. Using new and unique data from a recent large scale firm survey of management practices in Germany, we calculate management scores for firms as in Bloom et al. (2013). These indicate how structured management is in a given firm. We find that switching into exporting, and to a lesser degree opening up affiliates abroad, is related to improving management performance in the sense of firms applying more structured management practices.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2017
Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2017, 155, 80–83
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp10658
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  1. Nicholas Bloom & John Van Reenen, 2007. "Measuring and Explaining Management Practices Across Firms and Countries," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 122(4), pages 1351-1408.
  2. Stefan Bender & Nicholas Bloom & David Card & John Van Reenen & Stefanie Wolter, 2015. "Management Practices, Workforce Selection, and Productivity," NBER Chapters,in: Firms and the Distribution of Income: The Roles of Productivity and Luck National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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