Ownership Change and its Implications for the Match between the Plant and its Workers

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Title: Ownership Change and its Implications for the Match between the Plant and its Workers
Authors: Balsvik, Ragnhild
Haller, Stefanie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6588
Date: May-2015
Abstract: Is ownership change an opportunity for new owners to make systematic changes in the workforce of the acquired plant? This paper explores the adjustments to plant size and the composition of the workforce that occur around ownership change using matched employer-employee data. Furthermore,we explore changes in the workforce along unobservable dimensions of worker quality and the quality of the match between the plant and its workers. We observe excess labour turnover around ownership change, but only in the case of foreign acquisitions do we find an improvement in unobserved worker and match quality at the plant level.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 40
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2015/12
Keywords: Ownership changeMatched employer-employee dataMultinationalsWorker reallocationUnobserved fixed effects
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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