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  • Diskussionspapiere 2079 / 2024

    Does Gender of Firm Ownership Matter? Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

    We examine how the gender of business-owners is related to the wages paid to female relative to male employees working in their firms. Using Finnish register data and employing firm fixed effects, we find that the gender pay gap is – starting from a gender pay gap of 11 to 12 percent - two to three percentage-points lower for hourly wages in female-owned firms than in maleowned firms. Results are robust ...

    2024| Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Veera Nippala, Satu Nurmi
  • Externe Monographien

    Does Gender of Firm Ownership Matter? Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

    We examine how the gender of business-owners is related to the wages paid to female relative to male employees working in their firms. Using Finnish register data and employing firm fixed effects, we find that the gender pay gap is – starting from a gender pay gap of 11 to 12 percent - two to three percentage-points lower for hourly wages in female-owned firms than in maleowned firms. Results are robust ...

    2024, 39 S.
    (GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 1422)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Veera Nippala, Satu Nurmi
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Agglomeration Economies: Different Effects on TFP in High-tech and Low-tech Industries

    We study the impact of agglomeration effects on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) for industry groups defined by technology intensity. This allows for non-uniform effects on firms depending on their technological level. We find that urban economies have the largest impact on firm productivity in high-technology industries, while they have no effectin low-technology industries. For firms in the ...

    In: Regional Studies (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-04-04] | Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe Monographien

    Does Gender of Firm Ownership Matter? Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

    We examine how the gender of business-owners is related to the wages paid to female relative to male employees working in their firms. Using Finnish register data and employing firm fixed effects, we find that the gender pay gap is – starting from a gender pay gap of 11 to 12 percent - two to three percentage-points lower for hourly wages in female-owned firms than in maleowned firms. Results are robust ...

    Potsdam: Universität Potsdam, 2024, 39 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Paper ; 76)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Veera Nippala, Satu Nurmi
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    SOEP-LEE2: Linking Surveys on Employees to Employers in Germany

    This article presents the new linked employee-employer study of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP-LEE2), which offers new research opportunities for various academic fields. In particular, the study contains two waves of an employer survey for persons in dependent work that is also linkable to the SOEP, a large representative German annual household panel (SOEP-LEE2-Core). Moreover, SOEP-LEE2 includes ...

    In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-25] | Wenzel Matiaske, Torben Dall Schmidt, Christoph Halbmeier, Martina Maas, Doris Holtmann, Carsten Schröder, Tamara Böhm, Stefan Liebig, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 4, S. 1161–1175 | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Remunicipalization, Corporatization, and Outsourcing: The Performance of Public-Sector Firms after Reorganization

    This article investigates the impact of reorganization on productivity within public-sector firms addressing the owners' composition, the board-management relationship, and the management's decision to outsource activities. Considering a large panel of 2,325 German municipally owned utilities between 2003 and 2014, firm-level productivity is estimated based on a control function approach. Contrary ...

    In: International Public Management Journal 26 (2023), 4, S. 463–488 | Caroline Stiel
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Cost and Productivity Effects of Demographic Changes on Local Water Service

    We investigate the impact of demographic changes on local public services taking the case of water service. We apply a structural production function approach to a large panel of German water utilities between 2003 and 2014. Exploring variation of population density and the population age structure across service areas and over time, we provide evidence that demographics and their changes significantly ...

    In: Utilities Policy 79 (2022), 101435, 17 S. | Astrid Cullmann, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 2017 / 2022

    Let's Switch to the Cloud: Cloud Adaption and Its Effect on IT Investment and Productivity

    The advent of cloud computing promises to improve the way firms utilize IT solutions. Firms are expected to replace large and inflexible fixed-cost investments in IT with more targeted variable spending in cloud solutions. In addition, cloud usage is expected to increase the productivity of firms, as it allows them to quickly customize the IT they require to their specific needs. We assess these assertions ...

    2022| Tomaso Duso, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe Monographien

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    Potsdam: CEPA, 2022, 23 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Papers ; 49)
    | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
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