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Employee Productivity, Employment Growth, and the Cross-Border Acquisitions by Emerging Market Firms

Ataullah, Ali; Le, Hang and Sahota, Amandeep S. (2014). Employee Productivity, Employment Growth, and the Cross-Border Acquisitions by Emerging Market Firms. Human Resource Management, 53(6) pp. 987–1004.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21619
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Abstract

We examine the impact of the cross-border acquisitions made by firms from emerging markets on employee productivity and employment growth. The literature suggests that cross-border acquisitions enable emerging market firms to obtain new skills and knowledge-intensive assets, which, in turn, may increase productivity. However, our empirical analysis suggests that cross-border acquisitions reduce employee productivity and have a limited impact on employment growth. Moreover, we find that cross-border acquisitions in less-developed countries and in culturally distinct countries reduce productivity. Overall, our findings cast doubt on the idea that cross-border acquisitions enable emerging market firms to improve the productivity of one of their most important resources—namely, their human capital.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0090-4848
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 50860
Depositing User: Ali Ataullah
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 14:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50860
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