Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/237354
Authors: 
Ohlsbom, Roope
Maliranta, Mika
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA Working Papers No. 69
Abstract: 
Data collected by the recently conducted Finnish Management and Organizational Practices Survey (FMOP) by Statistics Finland is used to examine the management practices in Finnish manufacturing establishments. The FMOP project was funded by the Strategic Research Council. This paper presents the descriptive statistics, some indicative international comparisons using poststratification weighted averages and a cross-regional comparison of the large areas of Finland. The management scores appear to be only slightly behind those of the US and approximately on par with those of Germany. This suggests that the management practices in Finnish manufacturing are on a comparatively high international level. We also find evidence of cross-regional differences in management quality in Finland with aggregate (employment weighted) but not unweighted management scores, which suggests that the differences in the allocation of employment between establishments may explain regional disparities in Finland. To analyse the statistical significance of the regional disparities in workforce allocation in greater depth, we utilize a moment-based estimation procedure that allows for statistical inferences using the Olley-Pakes decomposition. We find evidence of regional variations in the policy relevant allocation component.
Subjects: 
Management practices
Management survey
FMOP
MOPS
Olley-Pakes decomposition
Competitiveness
Allocation effect
Reallocation
JEL: 
D22
L25
L60
M11
M50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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