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Employee productivity, employment growth, and the cross-border acquisitions by emerging market firms

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posted on 24.03.2015, 11:24 authored by Ali Ataullah, Hang Le, Amandeep S. Sahota
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.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Human Resource Management

Volume

53

Issue

6

Pages

987 - 1004

Citation

ATAULLAH, A., LE, H. and SAHOTA, A.S., 2014. Employee productivity, employment growth, and the cross-border acquisitions by emerging market firms. Human Resource Management, 53 (6), pp. 987 - 1004

Publisher

© Wiley Periodicals Inc

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014-07-31

Notes

This article is closed access.

ISSN

0090-4848

eISSN

1099-050X

Language

en