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The impact of Foreign acquisitions on total factor productivity: Plant level estimates from UK manufacturing 1987-1992

Harris, Richard I.D., Robinson, Catherine (2002) The impact of Foreign acquisitions on total factor productivity: Plant level estimates from UK manufacturing 1987-1992. Review of Economics and Statistics, 84 (3). pp. 562-568. ISSN 1530-9142. (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) (KAR id:39171)

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Abstract

This paper compares the performance of U.K. plants that were acquired by the foreign-owned sector during 1987-1992 with other comparable subgroups of plants operating at the same time (including plants acquired by U.K.-owned companies). The principal aim is to consider the types of plants that were acquired and whether after acquisition they performed above or below average when compared to other manufacturing plants. The results show that foreign-owned enterprises acquired the most-productive plants previously operated by U.K. enterprises. After acquisition, there is some evidence that productivity declined, which would be consistent with difficulties associated with assimilating these established plants into the new organization.

Item Type: Article
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 15:17 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39171 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Robinson, Catherine: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8861-4880
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