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dc.contributor.authorOzgen, Cerenen_US
dc.contributor.authorNijkamp, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorPoot, Jacquesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:47:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:47:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263380-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55076-
dc.description.abstractDue to the growth in international migration in recent decades, the workforce of firms in host countries has become considerably more diverse, both demographically and culturally. It is an important question for firms and for governments to ask whether there are some productivity-enhancing externalities gained from this growing diversity within firms. In recent years migration research has demonstrated positive economic impacts of cultural diversity on productivity and innovation at the regional level. However, there is a dearth of research on the links between innovation and migrant diversity at the firm level. In this paper we construct and analyse a unique linked employer-employee micro-dataset of 4582 firms, based on survey and administrative data obtained from Statistics Netherlands. Excluding firms in the hospitality industry and other industries that employ low-skilled migrants, we use the local number of restaurants with foreign cuisines and the historical presence of migrant communities as valid instruments of endogenous migrant settlement. We find that firms in which foreigners account for a relatively large share of employment are somewhat less innovative. However, there is strong evidence that firms that employ a more diverse foreign workforce are more innovative, particularly in terms of product innovations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6000en_US
dc.subject.jelD22en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultural diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledge spilloversen_US
dc.subject.keywordlinked employer-employee dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordNetherlandsen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwDiversity Managementen_US
dc.subject.stwMultikulturelle Gesellschaften_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleThe impact of cultural diversity on innovation: Evidence from Dutch firm-level dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68402022Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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