Spillovers from FDI through Labour Mobility: An Empirical note from Sweden
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
This study investigates labour mobility flows between foreign firms and domestic employers in Sweden, which is done from the perspective that inter-firm mobility is a potential source of spillovers from FDI. After reviewing related literature, the study identifies potential knowledge spillover agents and examines the spatial extent of labour mobility patterns within and between 72 functional local labour market regions, including the effect of distance. Empirical results are provided on the frequency and relative importance of spillover agents across Sweden. Although the study neither provides any final answer for the underlying reasons for these flows nor their effect on domestic firms or local economies, which are questions left for future studies, it argues that the spatial dimension may have important implications for spillover effects to arise.
Foreign direct investment, Knowledge spillover agents, Local labour market mobility, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-125904DiVA: diva2:641312
QS 20132013-08-162013-08-162013-08-16Bibliographically approved