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Multinational resilience or dispensable jobs?: German FDI and employment in the Czech Republic around the Great Recession

Merlind Eisermann, Michael Moritz () and Bastian Stockinger
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Merlind Eisermann: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

No 201509, IAB Discussion Paper from Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]

Abstract: "This article investigates the employment development of Czech-based firms in German ownership in the years around the Great Recession of 2008/2009. The intense involvement of German firms in the economy of the neighboring country via foreign direct investment (FDI) raises the question whether under the conditions of a historically deep global downturn, Czech employees in multinational companies were confronted with an increased volatility of their jobs. Using a unique firm-level dataset, we contrast the affiliates of German investors with purely Czech-owned enterprises. Our findings indicate that in the years before the crisis, firms with German capital exhibited a noticeably more positive employment development. The results from the year 2008 onwards give reason to the conclusion that German-owned firms played a stabilizing role for the Czech labor market during the recession." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Keywords: Rezession; Beschäftigungseffekte; Beschäftigungsentwicklung; multinationale Unternehmen; Beschäftigerverhalten; Auslandsinvestitionen - Auswirkungen; Betriebsgröße; Arbeitsplatzsicherheit; Wirtschaftskrise; Entlassungen; ausländische Arbeitgeber; Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Tschechische Republik (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F23 J21 G01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2015-03-02
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Published in: Prague Economic Papers, forthcoming (im Erscheinen)

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