Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129343
Authors: 
Balsvik, Ragnhild
Haller, Stefanie A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 15/12
Abstract: 
Is ownership change an opportunity for new owners to make systematic changes in the workforce of the acquired plant? This paper explores the adjustments to plant size and the composition of the workforce that occur around ownership change using matched employer-employee data. Furthermore, we explore changes in the workforce along unobservable dimensions of worker quality and the quality of the match between the plant and its workers. We observe excess labour turnover around ownership change, but only in the case of foreign acquisitions do we find an improvement in unobserved worker and match quality at the plant level.
Subjects: 
ownership change
matched employer-employee data
multinationals
worker reallocation
unobserved fixed effects
JEL: 
F66
F23
J20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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