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Kordalska Aleksandra (Gdańsk University of Technology), Olczyk Magdalena (Gdańsk University of Technology)
Title
What Fosters Firm-Level Labour Productivity in Eastern European and Central Asian Countries?
Source
Bank i Kredyt, 2020, nr 1, s. 91-120, aneks, bibliogr. 95 poz.
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Keyword
Produktywność pracy, Wydajność pracy, Wskaźniki produktywności, Badania porównawcze
Labour productivity, Labour efficiency, Productivity indicators, Comparative examination
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JEL Classification: C21, J24, O52, O53
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Country
Europa Wschodnia, Azja Środkowa
Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Abstract
This study examines labour productivity performance and its determinants in Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) firms using micro-level data. We find significant differences in labour productivity among members of the European Union in Eastern Europe and other Eastern European and Central Asian countries. We also confirm the important impact of foreign ownership, exporter status, and highly skilled workers on productivity levels. However, we reveal a non-linear relationship between firm age and labour productivity. Additionally, significant differences in labour productivity determinants between services and manufacturing are found. The productivity of service firms, unlike manufacturing firms, is much more sensitive to changes in productivity factors. (original abstract)
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