Skill-biased acquisitions? Human capital and target employee mobility in small technology firms

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Sammanfattning

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between acquisitions and mobility of knowledge workers and managers in small technology companies and how individual skills and capabilities moderate the relationship. Relying on the matched employer-employee data of the Swedish high-tech sectors from 2007 to 2015, we find that acquisitions increase the likelihood of employee departures, mainly in the form of switching to another employer, but that these acquisition effects are weaker for employees with technological competences. Moreover, we also find that managers, compared to other employees, are more likely to exit from the (national) labor market after acquisitions. Our results show that acquiring firms tend to gain access to and retain knowledge workers with engineering background.
Originalspråkengelska
UtgivareCIRCLE, Lund University
StatusPublished - 2021

Publikationsserier

NamnPapers in Innovation Studies
FörlagLund University, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE)
Nr.2021/12

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Nationalekonomi

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