Foreign-owned Firms

Are They Different?

  • Rolf Jungnickel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rolf Jungnickel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Henrik Braconier, Karolina Ekholm
    Pages 89-106
  4. Nigel Pain, Florence Hubert
    Pages 107-138
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-191

About this book


Foreign-owned firms (FoFs) can have significant implications in terms of employment, income and technology for the national economies involved. This book compares the efficiency of domestic and FoFs, and also looks at the performance of FoFs in several different countries. Contributors take a broad variety of research approaches with a focus on the use of firm-specific data from France, Germany, Austria, and Sweden. They conclude that foreign ownership matters but the real difference is not between FoFs and national firms but between multinational and domestic firms.


competitiveness efficiency employment foreign trade Germany innovation performance productivity research science and technology sweden trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Jungnickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA)Germany

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