Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Griffith, Rachel
Simpson, Helen
Year of Publication: 
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers 01/10
This paper describes the characteristics of manufacturing establishments in Britain over the period 1980 to 1996. Particular attention is paid to differences between plants of different ownership nationality. The findings suggest that establishments that are always foreign-owned have significantly higher labour productivity than those that remain under domestic ownership. In addition, labour productivity improves faster over time and faster with age in foreign-owned establishments. The difference in labour productivity is matched by an equivalent difference in levels of investment per employee. Establishments that change ownership nationality do not seem to experience very large changes in labour productivity levels. The proportion of skilled workers in the workplace, and wages for both skilled and operative workers are higher in foreign-owned establishments than domestic-owned, in line with differences in labour productivity.
foreign direct investment
multinational firms
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
201.49 kB

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.