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dc.contributor.authorGirma, Sourafelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGörg, Holgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:22:18Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:22:18Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/2824-
dc.description.abstractThis Paper calculates returns to scale (RTS) and productivity growth in UK manufacturing establishments in the electronics and food industries. Our results show that foreign establishments tend to have lower returns to scale than their domestic counterparts. We also examine the effect of the acquisition of a domestic establishment by a foreign owner on returns to scale and productivity growth. We use a matching and difference-in-differences methodology, which allows us to construct a reasonable counterfactual and to determine the post-acquisition changes in RTS and productivity that can be attributed to the incidence of acquisition, rather than to changes in other external conditions. In both sectors, acquisition has a negative effect on RTS, although the effect appears stronger in the food sector. The effect of foreign acquisition on productivity differs between sectors; establishments in the electronics sector experience a reduction in productivity post acquisition, while plants in the food sector increase productivity.-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCentre for Economic Policy Research |cLondon-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCEPR Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London |x3503-
dc.subject.jelF23-
dc.subject.jelL11-
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.stwSkalenertragen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEigentümerstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwElektronikindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelgewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleForeign ownership, returns to scale and productivity: Evidence from UK manufacturing establishmentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.printppn354187147en_US

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