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By R. Jungnickel

Foreign-owned businesses (FoFs) may have major implications when it comes to employment, source of revenue and know-how for the nationwide economies concerned. This e-book compares the potency of household and FoFs, and in addition seems on the functionality of FoFs in different diversified nations. members take a huge number of examine methods with a spotlight at the use of firm-specific info from France, Germany, Austria, and Sweden. They finish that international possession concerns however the genuine distinction isn't really among FoFs and nationwide corporations yet among multinational and family agencies.

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The more global the financial markets are and the lower the barriers to sourcing funds abroad, the smaller will be the interest differentials and the easier will be access to capital. Moreover, connected to firm size, market share has been identified as being a major explanatory variable of profitability (Mataloni, 2000). The role of age (see also below) as a determinant of profitability is twofold. On the one hand, young affiliates of FOFs entering a new market may have to be cross-subsidized by their parent for some time.

From 50 to 20 per cent for labour productivity). Although their analysis is at the plant level, they include auxiliary plants, thus reducing the problem of undercounting non-production workers at the establishment level. This has implications for labour productivity and skill/wage levels. Evidence from Howenstine and Zeile (1992) shows the tendency of FDI establishments to operate in industries characterized by higher capital intensity. While this evidence is only descriptive, it gives an indication of higher labour productivity (depending on the type of underlying production function).

McGuckin and Nguyen (1995) show that high-productivity plants (in the US food industry) are indeed more likely to be taken over and that their growth performance tends to be better compared to plants without ownership change. A clear drawback of this study is that it does not differentiate between domestic and foreign acquisitions. In addition, Moden (1998) studies post-acquisition productivity focusing on foreign acquisitions in Sweden. He finds that while foreign acquisitions have increased labour productivity, the development of total factor productivity is more uncertain, which he attributes to time effects.

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