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Firms' global engagement and management practices

Holger Görg and Aoife Hanley

No 2073, Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

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. We use 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), which 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 having 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
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