Sourafel Girma

Nottingham University Business School

Professor of Industrial Economics

Jubilee Campus

Nottingham , NG8 1BB

United Kingdom

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lizsmg/

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

What are the Wage and Employment Consequences of Leveraged Buyouts, Private Equity and Acquisitions in the UK?

Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2008-01
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Sep 2008
Kevin Amess, Sourafel Girma and Mike Wright
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 980 (44,426)
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Mergers, Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Private equity, Employment, Wages

Foreign Direct Investment, Spillovers and Absorptive Capacity: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

IIIS Discussion Paper No. 1; GEP Working Paper No. 2002/14
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Sep 2003
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 529 (98,410)
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Foreign direct investment, absorptive capacity, productivity spillovers, quantile regressions

Foreign Direct Investment, Spillovers and Absorptive Capacity: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

Bundesbank Series 1 Discussion Paper No. 2005,13
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 316 (177,955)
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foreign direct investment, absorptive capacity, productivity spillovers, quantile regressions

Can You Teach Old Dragons New Tricks? FDI and Innovation Activity in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2267, University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2005/34
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 06 May 2023
Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 480 (110,768)
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state owned enterprises, spillovers, China, innovation, FDI, competition

Can You Teach Old Dragons New Tricks? FDI and Innovation Activity in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5838
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Nov 2006
Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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Innovation, FDI, state-owned enterprises, spillovers, competition, China

Can Production Subsidies Foster Export Activity? Evidence from Chinese Firm Level Data

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Dec 2006
Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong, Holger Görg and Zhihong Yu
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and University of Nottingham - Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)
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Exporting, subsidies, China, endogenous tobit

Can Production Subsidies Foster Export Activity? Evidence from Chinese Firm Level Data

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 6052
Posted: 28 Jun 2007
Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong, Holger Görg and Zhihong Yu
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and University of Nottingham - Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)

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China, endogenous tobit, exporting, subsidies

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Does Exporting Lead to Better Performance? A Microeconometric Analysis of Matched Firms

University of Nottingham, GEP Working Paper No. 2002/09
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jun 2003
David Greenaway, Sourafel Girma and Richard Kneller
University of Nottingham - School of Economics, Nottingham University Business School and University of Nottingham
Downloads 412 (133,971)
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exports, matching, productivity, firm level

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Searching for Aid Threshold Effects

CREDIT Research Paper No. 03/15
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Jan 2004
Karuna Gomanee, Sourafel Girma and Oliver Morrissey
Liverpool University, Nottingham University Business School and University of Nottingham - Development Economics
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Aid Effectiveness, Growth, Threshold models and quantile regressions

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Aid, Public Spending and Human Welfare: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

CREDIT Research Paper No. 03/13
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Nov 2003
Karuna Gomanee, Sourafel Girma and Oliver Morrissey
Liverpool University, Nottingham University Business School and University of Nottingham - Development Economics
Downloads 359 (156,357)
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Aid Effectiveness, Human Welfare (HDI and infant mortality), Quantile Regressions

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Financing Source and Firm Growth in a Hybrid Financial System: Evidence from China

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2008
Sourafel Girma and Jun Du
Nottingham University Business School and Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy
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China, financing source, growth

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Is Education the Best Contraception? The Case of Declining Teenage Pregnancy in England

Nottingham University Business School Research Paper No. 2014-04
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Jul 2014
Sourafel Girma and David Paton
Nottingham University Business School and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
Downloads 331 (170,658)
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fixed effects, long acting reversible contraception, teen pregnancy, abortion

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Do Wages Rise or Fall Following Merger?

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 May 2004
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Nottingham University Business School, University of Leicester - Department of Economics and University of Sheffield - Department of Economics
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Mergers, acquisitions, panel data, wages, profits, employment

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Does the Chinese Banking System Promote the Growth of Firms?

World Economy & Finance Research Programme Working Paper No. 0036, 21st Australasian Finance and Banking Conference 2008 Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2008
Panicos Demetriades, Jun Du, Sourafel Girma and Chenggang Xu
University of Leicester - Department of Economics, Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy, Nottingham University Business School and University of Hong Kong
Downloads 288 (197,609)
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Chinese banking system development, value added and TFP growth, panel dataset

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Outsourcing, Foreign Ownership and Productivity: Evidence from UK Establishment Level Data

GEP Working Paper No. 2002/16
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Sep 2003
Holger Görg and Sourafel Girma
University of Kiel and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 252 (226,001)

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outsourcing, foreign direct investment, productivity

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Red Capitalists: Political Connections and the Growth and Survival of Start-Up Companies in China

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Sourafel Girma and Jun Du
Nottingham University Business School and Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy
Downloads 246 (231,391)
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China, political connections, growth, survival

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The Role of Exporting and Linkages for Productivity Spillovers from FDI

University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2004/30
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2005
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Mauro Pisu
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
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Foreign Direct Investment, productivity spillovers, exporting, absorptive capacity, competition

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Acquisition FDI and the Export Intensity of Multinational Firms

University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2005/01
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Sep 2005
Sourafel Girma, Richard Kneller and Mauro Pisu
Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham and Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
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Foreign Direct Investment, acquisitons, exports

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Subsidies and Exports in Germany: First Evidence from Enterprise Panel Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4076
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Mar 2009
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Joachim Wagner
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics
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subsidies, export, Germany, enterprise panel data

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Government Grants, Plant Survival and Employment Growth: A Micro-Econometric Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 838
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Aug 2003
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Eric Strobl
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences
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government assistance, grants, employment, survival, matching, difference-in-differences

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Export Market Exit and Performance Dynamics: A Causality Analysis of Matched Firms

GEP Working Paper No. 2003/07
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Jun 2003
Sourafel Girma, David Greenaway and Richard Kneller
Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham - School of Economics and University of Nottingham
Downloads 193 (290,526)
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exporting, productivity

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Multinationals' Productivity Advantage: Scale or Technology?

GEP Research Paper No. 2002/07, University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2006/22
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Jul 2003
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 183 (304,493)
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multinational enterprises, acquisitions, productivity, technical efficiency, returns to scale

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Wage Inequality, Linkages and FDI

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4722
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Aston University - Aston Business School, Nottingham University Business School, Aston University and University of Sheffield - Department of Economics
Downloads 169 (326,551)
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wage inequality, FDI spillovers, backwards and forwards linkages

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R&D and Exporting: A Comparison of British and Irish Firms

University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2007/18
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Apr 2007
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Aoife Hanley
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) - Industrial Economics Division
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learning effects, exporting, innovation, R&D

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Productivity Levels and Dynamics: UK Service Sector Firms 1988-1998

GEP Research Paper No. 02/25
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jun 2003
Richard Kneller and Sourafel Girma
University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 167 (329,954)
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convergence, productivity, service sector

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Blessing or Curse? Domestic Plants' Survival and Employment Prospects after Foreign Acquisitions

IZA Discussion Paper No. 706
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Mar 2003
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 165 (333,417)
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Foreign Direct Investment, Acquisitions, Survival, Employment Growth

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Multinationals, Access to Finance and the Exports of Private Firms in China

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Jun Du and Sourafel Girma
Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 162 (338,684)

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FDI, export, finance, endogenous Tobit model

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The Market Disciplining Effects of FDI: Does the Mode of Entry Matter?

University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2006/16
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Jul 2006
Sara Maioli, Ben Ferrett, Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Newcastle University Business School, Loughborough University, Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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Greenfield FDI, Acquisition FDI, Price-Cost Margins, Price Effect, Efficiency

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The Effects of Foreign Acquisition on Domestic and Export Markets Dynamics in China

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Jun Du and Sourafel Girma
Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy and Nottingham University Business School
Downloads 136 (390,288)
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FDI, export, finance

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Finance and Firm Start-Up Size: Quantile Regression Evidence from China

Univ. of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2009/12
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Aug 2009
Jun Du and Sourafel Girma
Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy and Nottingham University Business School
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China, finance, growth

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Evaluating the Causal Effects of Foreign Acquisition on Domestic Skilled and Unskilled Wages

IZA Discussion Paper No. 903
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Nov 2003
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 118 (434,889)
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multinationals, acquisitions, wages, matching estimator

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Evaluating the Foreign Ownership Wage Premium Using a Difference-Indifferences Matching Approach

IIIS Discussion Paper No. 165
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Aug 2006
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
Downloads 113 (449,193)
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multinationals, acquisitions, wages, difference-in-differences, matching estimator

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Exports, International Investment, and Plant Performance: Evidence from a Non-Parametric Test

CORE Discussion Paper No. 2004/9
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Mar 2007
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Eric Strobl
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences
Downloads 108 (464,251)
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exporting, FDI, multinationals, productivity, profitability, plant heterogeneity

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Creating Jobs Through Public Subsidies: An Empirical Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3168
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Dec 2007
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg, Eric Strobl and Frank Walsh
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Department of Economic Sciences and National University of Ireland - University College Dublin
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grants, labour demand, multinationals

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Corporate Acquisitions and Firm-Level Uncertainty: Domestic versus Cross-Border Deals

CESifo Working Paper No. 8079
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Ye Bai, Sourafel Girma and Alejandro Riaño
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Nottingham University Business School and City University London
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mergers and acquisitions, uncertainty, volatility, globalization, stock returns, UK

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Rationalizing the Value Premium Under Economic Fundamentals in an Emerging Market

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2012
Durham Business School, Nottingham University Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 82 (555,338)
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asset pricing, growth (i.e., glamour) stocks, multifactor models, real options, value (i.e., unspectacular) stocks, portfolio choice, investment decisions, asset pricing

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Global Engagement and Returns Volatility

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5650
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Jan 2016
Nottingham University Business School, Leeds University Business School (LUBS) - Division of Economics and University of Nottingham
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volatility, stock returns, exports, FDI, external finance dependence, Japan

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Estimating Direct and Indirect Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Firm Productivity in the Presence of Interactions between Firms

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8509
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Oct 2014
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and University of Nottingham
Downloads 47 (734,209)
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propensity score matching, SUTVA, foreign direct investment, interactions

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Merger Activity and Executive Pay

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Apr 2002
Sourafel Girma, Steve Thompson and Peter W Wright
Nottingham University Business School, University of Leicester - Department of Economics and University of Sheffield - Department of Economics
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Mergers, acquisition, executive pay

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Regional Underdevelopment: Is FDI the Solution? A Semiparametric Analysis

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Oct 2001
Sourafel Girma and Katharine Wakelin
Nottingham University Business School and University of Nottingham - School of Economics
Downloads 33 (836,989)
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Foreign direct investment, production functions, spillovers, regional development

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Who Wins and Who Loses from State Subsidies?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15249
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 May 2022
Jun Du, Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Ignat Stepanok
Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy, Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Downloads 32 (845,161)
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subsidies, firm performance, treatment effects, externalities, China

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Investment Liberalisation, Technology Take-Off and Export Market Entry: Does Foreign Ownership Structure Matter?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8997
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and University of Nottingham
Downloads 31 (853,512)
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investment liberalization, FDI, China, propensity score reweighting, doubly robust estimation

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Multinationals' Productivity Advantage: Scale or Technology

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5841
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Nov 2006
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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Multinational enterprises, acquisitions, productivity, technical efficiency, scale

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Blessing or Curse? Domestic Plants' Survival and Employment Prospects after Foreign Acquisition

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Oct 2001
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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Foreign direct investment, acquisitions, survival, employment growth

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Foreign Ownership, Returns to Scale and Productivity: Evidence from UK Manufacturing Establishments

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Sep 2002
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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returns to scale, foreign direct investment, acquisitions, productivity

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Evaluating the Foreign Ownership Wage Premium Using a Difference-in-Differences Matching Approach

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5788
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Oct 2006
Sourafel Girma and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel
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Multinationals, acquisitions, wages, difference-in-differences, matching estimator

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Exporting, Linkages and Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6383
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2008
Sourafel Girma, Holger Görg and Mauro Pisu
Nottingham University Business School, University of Kiel and Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
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Absorptive capacity, exporting, foreign direct investment, linkages, productivity spillovers

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Source of Finance, Growth and Firm Size - Evidence from China

Posted: 25 Nov 2008
Jun Du and Sourafel Girma
Aston University, Aston Business School, Economics and Strategy and Nottingham University Business School

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China, finance, firm size, growth

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The Political Economy of Financial Development

Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 567-596, 2008
Posted: 02 Oct 2008
Sourafel Girma and Anja Shortland
Nottingham University Business School and University of Leicester - Department of Economics

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Foreign Direct Investment, Access to Finance, and Innovation Activity in Chinese Enterprises

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 367-382, 2008
Posted: 07 Jul 2008
Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong and Holger Görg
Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham University Business School and University of Kiel

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