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Country of origin effects and new financial actors: Private Equity investment and work and employment practices of French firms

Brewster, C and Guery, L and Stephenot-Guery, A and Wood, GT (2017) 'Country of origin effects and new financial actors: Private Equity investment and work and employment practices of French firms.' British Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN 0007-1080

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Abstract

This is a study of the effects of alternative investors on a range of work and employment practices in France, paying specific attention to whether investors are indigenous or not. We use data from a detailed survey of French firms to explore the impact of PE investments on work and employment practices, and set it in the context of the literature on comparative capitalisms. We find that PE investments from abroad are associated with greater job insecurity, less spending on training, and lower wages, but French PE investments do not. We explore the reasons behind this variation, and the implications for theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Country of origin effects; Varieties of capitalism; Private equity; HRM strategies; Propensity score matching method.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20495

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