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Firms' Global Engagement and Management Practices

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  • Görg, Holger
  • Hanley, Aoife

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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. We use 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), which 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 having more structured management practices.

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  • Görg, Holger & Hanley, Aoife, 2017. "Firms' Global Engagement and Management Practices," KCG Working Papers 2, Kiel Centre for Globalization (KCG).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:kcgwps:2
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    Keywords

    Management practices; global engagement; exporting; outward investment;
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    JEL classification:

    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics

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