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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 editorsOhlsbom, Roope; Maliranta, Mika

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of the Economics of Business



Publication year2021

Publication date14/09/2020


Issue number1

Pages range115-138


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially 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.

Keywordsindustrial companiesleadership (activity)resourcingresource allocationcompetitive strengthsurvey researchcomparative researchregional differences

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

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