Foreign ownership and plant productivity in the Thai automobile industry in 1996 and 1998 : a conditional quantile analysis

@inproceedings{Ito2004ForeignOA,
  title={Foreign ownership and plant productivity in the Thai automobile industry in 1996 and 1998 : a conditional quantile analysis},
  author={Keiko Ito},
  year={2004}
}
This paper investigates the productivity differentials between foreign and local plants in the Thai automobile industry using plant-level data for 1996 and 1998. The findings show that labor productivity is higher at foreign-affiliated plants than at local plants. However, foreign plants in the motor vehicle bodies and the motor vehicle parts industries tend to have a lower capital productivity than local plants. Moreover, comparisons of TFP levels reveal no evidence that foreign plants have… CONTINUE READING

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