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Employment effects of foreign acquisition

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  • Roger Bandick
  • Patrik Karpaty, Swedish Business School, Örebro University, Sweden
This paper investigates the employment effects of foreign acquisitions in acquired firms in Swedish manufacturing during the 1990s; a period characterized by a dramatic increase in foreign ownership. We find some evidence of positive employment effects in acquired firms and it seems that the employment of skilled labor increasesmore than that of less-skilled labor. Our results indicate that the positive employment effects are more pronounced in acquired non-MNEs than in Swedish MNEs. Furthermore, we observe shifts in skill intensities toward higher shares of skilled labor in non-MNEs taken over by foreign MNEs, but not in acquired
Swedish MNEs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Review of Economics and Finance
Pages (from-to)211-224
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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