Peter W. Wright

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This paper provides a systematic empirical analysis of foreign ownership on the levels of wages and productivity in the United Kingdom. Using a specially constructed database for the period 1989-1994, it uses ownership change (acquisition) to control for unobserved differences between plants. It finds that foreign firms pay equivalent employees 3.4% more(More)
This paper investigates the impact of trade on industry level employment outcomes for a sample of 167 manufacturing industries in the United Kingdom. We build on a dynamic labour demand equation and incorporate imports and exports in a panel framework from 1979-1991. We find that increases in trade volumes, both in terms of imports and exports, cause(More)
This paper provides a systematic empirical analysis of the effects of take-over and merger activity on firm employment in the United Kingdom using a specially constructed database for the period 1967-1996. Our results indicate that significant rationalisations in the use of labour occur as firms reduce joint output and increase efficiency post-merger. These(More)
This paper examines the pattern of sectoral transformation that has occurred in the United Kingdom in the post-war period and documents the flows of workers that have occurred between industrial sectors and non-employment that have resulted. It then examines what consequences sectoral transformation has had for wages and unemployment, both at the aggregate(More)
Within the Knowledge Management context there is growing interest in computer support for group knowledge sharing and the role that Communities of Practice play in this. Communities of Practice are groups of individuals with a common purpose and who share some background, language or experience. The community is regenerated as newcomers join the group and(More)
This study investigates the relationship of strategic leadership behaviors with executive innovation influence and the moderating effects of top management team (TMT)’s tenure heterogeneity and social culture on that relationship. Using survey data from six countries comprising three social cultures, strategic leadership behaviors were found to have a(More)
In this study, we argue that share price reaction to a ®rm's capital expenditure decisions depends critically on the market's assessment of the quality of its investment opportunities. We postulate that announcements of increases (decreases) in capital expenditures positively (negatively) a€ect the stock prices of ®rms with valuable investment(More)
The kinematics of prey capture by the chamaeleonid lizard Chamaeleo oustaleti were studied using high-speed cinematography. Three feeding sequences from each of two individuals were analyzed for strike distances of 20 and 35 cm, at 30°C. Ten distances and angles were measured from sequential frames beginning approximately 0.5 s prior to tongue projection(More)
This paper examines the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the remuneration of the CEOs in a large unbalanced panel of UK firms, over the period 1981-1996. We find significant and substantial executive pay increases in excess of those generated by the growth in firm size consequent upon the merger. This is consistent with the view that mergers reveal(More)