Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81170
Authors: 
Heyman, Fredrik
Gustavsson Tingvall, Patrik
Sjöholm, Fredrik
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 675
Abstract: 
Multinational firms pay relatively high wages. Less is known about the wage structure within multinational and non-multinational firms. We examine the impact of acquisitions on wage dispersion in Sweden using a large matched employer-employee data set. Foreign acquisitions of Swedish firms increase wage dispersion by increasing wages for high-skilled workers. The positive impact is concentrated to CEOs and managers, whereas other groups are either negatively affected or not affected at all. The impact on high-skilled workers’ wages seems to be caused by the acquisition rather than the ownership itself, since ownership changes from foreign to Swedish result in similar increases.
Subjects: 
FDI
Multinational Companies
Foreign Ownership
Wage-Dispersion
Skill Groups
Matched Employer-Employee Data
JEL: 
C23
F23
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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