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Firms' Global Engagement and Management Practices

Holger Görg () and Aoife Hanley
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Holger Görg: Kiel Institute for the World Economy

No 10658, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We investigate whether firms' "global engagement", either in the form of exporting or opening up affiliates abroad, is related to the change in their management performance. Using new and unique data from a recent large scale firm survey of management practices in Germany, we calculate management scores for firms as in Bloom et al. (2013). These indicate how structured management is in a given firm. We find that switching into exporting, and to a lesser degree opening up affiliates abroad, is related to improving management performance in the sense of firms applying more structured management practices.

Keywords: management practices; global engagement; exporting; outward investment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F2 L2 M2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-hrm and nep-int
Date: 2017-03
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Published in: Economics Letters, 2017, 155, 80–83

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