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Title:The performance of foreign affiliates in German manufacturing: Evidence from a new database PDF Logo
Authors:Weche Gelübcke, John P.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 216
Abstract:This study presents the first investigation into the performance of foreign - controlled enterprises in German manufacturing based on new micro - data from official statistics. A comprehensive set of performance variables was examined not only by comparing unconditional mean values but also by accounting for other determinants and differences across distributions. The analysis revealed a foreign ownership performance premium with regard to productivity, R&D and export intensities, and average wages. Only profitability did not seem to differ from German - owned enterprises. Results were verified by varying comparison groups of indigenous firms and separating for high- and low-tech sectors. Furthermore, a breakdown by country of origin and type of ownership showed considerable heterogeneity of foreign - controlled affiliates in Germany.
Subjects:foreign ownership
firm performance
inward FDI
multinational enterprise
JEL:F21
F23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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