Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148221
Authors: 
Bitzer, Jürgen
Gören, Erkan
Hiller, Sanne
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Oldenburg Discussion Papers in Economics V-386-15
Abstract: 
This paper explores the question of how immigrant employees affect a firm's capacity to absorb foreign knowledge. Using matched employer-employee data from Denmark for the years 1996 to 2009, we are able to show that non-Danish employees from technologically advanced countries contribute significantly to a firm's total factor productivity (TFP) through their ability to access foreign knowledge. The empirical results suggest that the impact increases if the immigrants come from technologically advanced countries, are highly educated, and work in high-skilled positions.
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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