Quotation Foster-McGregor, Neil, Isaksson, Anders, Kaulich, Florian. 2013. Foreign Ownership and Labour Markets in sub-Saharan African Manufacturing and Services Firms. BIT Working Paper 01/2013, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).


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We examine whether foreign-owned firms pay higher wages and have higher employment than domestically-owned firms using survey data from 19 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries and data on both manufacturing and services fi ms. Our results indicate that foreign-owned firms tend to pay higher average wages than domestically-owned firms conditional on other factors such as firm size and country and sector effects, with the wage premium found to be higher for white-collar workers. Foreign-owned firms are also found to employ more workers, an effect that tends to be larger in manufacturing firms, and for blue-collar workers in manufacturing in particular.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Foreign Ownership and Labour Markets in sub-Saharan African Manufacturing and Services Firms
Title of whole publication BIT Working Paper 01/2013, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Year 2013
URL https://www.unido.org/fileadmin/user_media_upgrade/What_we_do/Topics/Business__investment_and_technology_services/Foreign_Ownership_and_Wages_in_SSA_Final_AI.pdf
JEL J21, J31, F23

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Kaulich, Florian (Details)
External
Foster-McGregor, Neil (wiiw, Austria)
Isaksson, Anders (UNIDO, Austria)
Organization
Institute for International Economics and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5323 Econometrics (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5341 Economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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