Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/40299
Authors: 
Kleinert, Jörn
Toubal, Farid
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Tübinger Diskussionsbeitrag 314
Abstract: 
We analyze whether firms that establish their first affiliate in a foreign country have a different pattern of growth in output, employment, capital and productivity than firms that remain national. We use firm-level data on German multinational activities and appropriate matching techniques to compare the performance of German multinational firms with their national counterparts. We do not find a negative effect of firm's decision to establish a foreign affiliate on growth in its employment at home. There is also no significant effect of the internationalization decision of German firms on other measures of activities at home.
Subjects: 
multinational firms
employment
matching
JEL: 
F23
F12
C21
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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