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Title: Employee productivity, employment growth, and the cross-border acquisitions by emerging market firms
Authors: Ataullah, Ali
Le, Hang
Sahota, Amandeep S.
Keywords: Cross-border acquisitions
Culture distance
Employee productivity
Employment
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Wiley Periodicals Inc
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
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.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21619
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17097
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21619
ISSN: 0090-4848
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