Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106916
Authors: 
Bitzer, Jürgen
Gören, Erkan
Hiller, Sanne
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 323
Abstract: 
This paper explores the role of immigrant employees for a firm's capability to absorb international knowledge. Using matched employer-employee data from Denmark for the years 1999 to 2009, we are able to show that non-Danish employees contribute significantly to a firm's economic output through their ability to access international knowledge. The immigrants' impact increases if they come from technological advanced countries, have a high educational level, and are employed in high skilled positions. However, the latter does not hold for immigrant managers.
Subjects: 
R&D Spillovers
Absorptive Capacity
Firm-Level Analysis
Foreign Workers
Immigrants
JEL: 
D20
J82
L20
O30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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