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Management Practices and Allocation of Employment : Evidence from Finnish Manufacturing (2021)

Ohlsbom, R., & Maliranta, M. (2021). Management Practices and Allocation of Employment : Evidence from Finnish Manufacturing. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 28(1), 115-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2020.1800343

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All authors or editors: Ohlsbom, Roope; Maliranta, Mika

Journal or series: International Journal of the Economics of Business

ISSN: 1357-1516

eISSN: 1466-1829

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 28

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 115-138

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2020.1800343

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71797


We analyse variation in the management practices across countries and across regions within a country. For cross-country comparisons we use the Finnish Management and Organizational Practices Survey (FMOP) to calculate a management score for Finnish manufacturing that is compared to corresponding measures obtained from similar data in the US and Germany. Scores measured by unweighted averages of the establishments in these countries show that Finland is only slightly behind the US and on par with those of Germany. With the FMOP data, we then perform an Olley-Pakes decomposition of the management score using a moment-based estimation procedure. Our decomposition shows no statistically significant differences in the unweighted average scores between Finnish regions, but reveal some significant differences in the employment weighted averages (i.e. aggregate scores) that can be attributed to the differences in the allocation of the labour force between establishments within regions.

Keywords: industrial companies; leadership (activity); resource allocation; allocation (economics); competitive strength; survey research; comparative research; regional differences

Free keywords: management practices; management survey; MOPS; Olley-Pakes de-composition; competitiveness; allocation effect

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Reporting Year: 2021

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