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Foreign ownership and productivity in the United Kingdom estimates for UK Manufacturing using the ARD

Harris, Richard I.D., Robinson, Catherine (2003) Foreign ownership and productivity in the United Kingdom estimates for UK Manufacturing using the ARD. Review of Industrial Organization, 22 (3). pp. 207-223. ISSN 1573-7160. (doi:10.1023/A:1023622407571) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is a general assumption in much of the literature on FDI that foreign owned plants have higher productivity. The purpose of this paper is to answer the important question: ``Are foreign owned plants better?''. Using U.K. manufacturing data over the period 1974–1995, our results provide robust empirical support for the view that in general, they are. This is of policy relevance in that it provides a clear rationale for support programmes aimed at attracting FDI for the direct benefits that it brings. It also highlights hindrances that may face inward investors, particularly cultural barriers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1023/A:1023622407571
Uncontrolled keywords: FDI foreign-owned micro-based manufacturing data productivity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 15:11 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39170 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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