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Foreign ownership and its effects on employment and wages : the case of Sweden

Brännlund, Runar; Nordström, Jonas LU ; Svedin, Dick and Stage, Jesper (2016) In IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 5. p.1-17
Abstract (Swedish)
In this paper, we study how foreign ownership of Swedish companies affects employment and wages. To study these effects, we specify a model based on
the assumption that the Swedish labour market can be described as one where
trade unions and employers bargain over employment and wages. Our hypothesis is
that bargaining power is affected by institutional settings and the ownership of the
firm. To test our hypothesis, we used a panel data set of 242 large Swedish
manufacturing firms over the period 1980–2005. The results indicate no significant
impact of foreign ownership on employment or wages in Sweden.
Abstract
In this paper, we study how foreign ownership of Swedish companies affects employment and wages. To study these effects, we specify a model based on the assumption that the Swedish labour market can be described as one where trade unions and employers bargain over employment and wages. Our hypothesis is that bargaining power is affected by institutional settings and the ownership of the firm. To test our hypothesis, we used a panel data set of 242 large Swedish manufacturing firms over the period 1980–2005. The results indicate no significant impact of foreign ownership on employment or wages in Sweden.
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Bargaining Power, Trade union, Employment, Wages, Bargaining power, Trade union , Employment, Wages, J30, J50, D21, C33
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IZA Journal of European Labor Studies
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5
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Springer
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DOI 10.1186/s40174-016-0058-1
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  author       = {Brännlund, Runar and Nordström, Jonas and Svedin, Dick and Stage, Jesper},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {1--17},
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  series       = {IZA Journal of European Labor Studies},
  title        = {Foreign ownership and its effects on employment and wages : the case of Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/DOI 10.1186/s40174-016-0058-1},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2016},
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