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Labour productivity and foreign direct investment in Irish manufacturing industry: a decomposition analysis
Ruane, Frances; Ugur, Ali
Overall labour productivity in the Irish manufacturing sector increased by 158 per cent between 1991 and 1999. This paper examines the components of this labour productivity growth in the period 1991-1999, using a decomposition analysis based on plant level data. In order to account for the large presence of foreign plants we carry out our analysis separately for foreign and domestic plants, as well as for four ownership subgroups, four sectoral subgroups, and two time sub-periods. Our results show that although the main drivers of average labour productivity growth in all groups arise within plant and from plant entry, there are marked differences in the relative sizes of these effects across ownership/sector/time-period.
Keyword(s): Labour productivity; Foreign direct investment; Manufacturing; Ireland; Industry
Publication Date:
2005
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Ruane, Frances; Ugur, Ali. 'Labour productivity and foreign direct investment in Irish manufacturing industry: a decomposition analysis'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring, 2005, pp. 19?43, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Publisher(s): Economic & Social Studies
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