Working Paper No. 1041

Foreign Direct Investment, Source Country Heterogeneity and Management Practices

Published: September 25, 2014, revised February 2016 and June 2017Pages: 74Keywords: Multinational firms; FDI; Management practices; Firm performanceJEL-codes: F21; F23; L10; M10
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Foreign Direct Investment, Source Country Heterogeneity and Management Practices Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Rickard Hammarberg


This paper examines whether and, if so, why source country heterogeneity exists in foreign direct investment. Using detailed data on all Swedish firms 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 MNEs’ global management practices (estimated from the new firm-level data from the World Management Survey) is an important determinant of productivity among foreign affiliates.​

 

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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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