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Labour productivity and foreign ownership in the UK

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Previous studies have found that in manufacturing foreign-owned companies have a substantial productivity lead over domestically-owned ones, but is the same true in the rest of the economy? We investigate this question using a very large database of company accounts. The answer is yes. After controlling for industrial composition and other factors, foreign ownership was found to raise productivity by about a third in non-manufacturing. The foreign productivity lead, which is about the same over UK subsidiaries as over UK independents, can very largely be explained by higher capital per employee and a more skilled labour force.

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  • Nick Oulton, 1998. "Labour productivity and foreign ownership in the UK," National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) Discussion Papers 143, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:nsr:niesrd:199
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    1. Sourafel Girma & Richard Kneller, 2005. "Convergence In The Uk Service Sector: Firm Level Evidence, 1988–1998," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 52(5), pages 736-746, November.
    2. Chengqi Wang & Pamela Siler & Xiaming Liu, 2002. "The relative economic performance of foreign subsidiaries in UK manufacturing," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(15), pages 1885-1892.
    3. Pfaffermayr, Michael & Bellak, Christian, 2000. "Why Foreign-Owned Firms are Different: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Evidence for Austria," Discussion Paper Series 26372, Hamburg Institute of International Economics.
    4. Jungnickel, Rolf & Keller, Dietmar, 2003. "Foreign-Owned Firms in the German Labour Market," Discussion Paper Series 26149, Hamburg Institute of International Economics.

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