Quotation Foster-McGregor, Neil, Isaksson, Anders, Kaulich, Florian. 2015. Foreign Ownership and Performance in Sub-Saharan African Manufacturing and Services. Journal of International Development 27 (7): S. 1197-1222.




This paper tests for differences in performance between foreign-owned and domestically owned firms in a sample of manufacturing and services firms from 19 sub-Saharan African countries. Results indicate that foreign-owned firms perform significantly better than domestically owned ones in sub-Saharan Africa across several performance measures, with the foreign-ownership premia usually being larger for services firms. The results further indicate that firms owned by a transnational corporation perform better than those owned by individual foreign entrepreneurs, although there is little evidence of differences in performance between joint ventures and wholly owned foreign enterprises.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of International Development
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D
Language English
Title Foreign Ownership and Performance in Sub-Saharan African Manufacturing and Services
Volume 27
Number 7
Year 2015
Page from 1197
Page to 1222
Reviewed? Y
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.3024/abstract
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.3024
JEL JEL F23, D24


Kaulich, Florian (Former researcher)
Foster-McGregor, Neil (UNU-MERIT, Netherlands)
Isaksson, Anders (UNIDO, Austria)
Department of Economics (Kubin) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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