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Former foreign affiliates: cast out and outperformed?

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The literature has documented a positive effect of foreign ownership on firm performance. But is this effect due to a one-time knowledge transfer or does it rely on continuous injections of knowledge? To shed light on this question we focus on divestments, that is, foreign affiliates that are sold to local owners. To examine the effect of the ownership change we combine a difference-indifferences approach with propensity score matching. We use plant-level panel data from the Indonesian Census...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Economics
Poelhekke, S More by this author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the European Economic Association Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
501–539
Publication date:
2017-01-13
Acceptance date:
2016-03-20
EISSN:
1542-4774
ISSN:
1542-4766
URN:
uuid:fb27750a-7c86-4a4b-8715-a8fa41ba0e30
Source identifiers:
629974
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pubs:629974
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