2019

Foreign Direct Investment, Source Country Heterogeneity and Management Practices

Reprint No. 2019:7

Author(s): Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Rickard HammarbergYear: 2019 Title: Economica Volume (No.): 86 (342) Pages: 362–395
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This paper examines whether and, if so, why source country heterogeneity exists in foreign direct investment. Using detailed Swedish matched employer‐employee data for the period from 1996 to 2009, we find statistical evidence that affiliate performance differs systematically across source countries. We then show that differences in foreign multinational enterprises’ global management practices (estimated from the new firm‐level data from the World Management Survey) are an important determinant of productivity among foreign affiliates.


Reference:
Heyman, Fredrik, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Rickard Hammarberg (2019), "Foreign Direct Investment, Source Country Heterogeneity and Management Practices". Economica 86(342), 362–395.

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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