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Weitere Publikationen: Klaus S. Friesenbichler(10 Treffer)
Do more highly work-engaged managers contribute to firm performance? Leaning on the resource-based view, we propose managerial
work engagement as a resource relevant to firm performance. Data from a representative survey of managers in Bangladesh support
this and illuminate the role of the wider context in predicting work engagement. In less-corrupt environments with a more
humane leadership culture, work engagement is more prevalent. In addition, individual work engagement is driven by firm-level
factors and contributes independently to firm performance. This illustrates the mutual dependency between an individual manager's
work engagement and microeconomic determinants of firm performance.
Economics of Transition, 2016(3), S.535-580
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Recent studies have found reticent managers are less likely to report corruption than are non-reticent managers. We confirm
this using new data from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We find reticence greatly affects estimates of corruption for measures
based on both direct and indirect questions. We also find reticence affects response rates. Surprisingly, reticent managers
were less likely to refuse to answer questions on corruption than non-reticent managers, possibly because reticent managers
believe that refusing to answer seems like a tacit admission of guilt. Throughout the analysis, we control for the potential
endogeneity of the reticence measure.
This paper provides robust evidence on feedback effects of violent conflicts on firm growth. It uses South Asian firm level
data that contain rare employment information on countries that experience severe conflicts. We show that firm growth exists
in conflict areas. Yet, there are fewer expanding firms. They tend to grow slower than firms in other countries in the region,
and firms that shed staff decline faster. Particularly firms in urban conflict areas were performing less dynamically. The
results point at severe investment climate issues in conflict countries, which imply a lower degree of industrial and productivity
dynamics in afflicted regions.
This paper analyses firm growth patterns in South Asia, using establishment level data from an Interim Enterprise Survey.
The survey was conducted by the World Bank in 2009 and 2010 and covers seven countries in the region. The first finding suggests
that size in the base year gains importance for employment growth and firm age is statistically insignificant for growth.
This contradicts the thought that young and small firms are the bearers of growth. Second, establishments in larger localities
expanded faster, confirming the observation of urban centers as growth poles. Third, establishments in areas of severe conflict
performed worse than establishments in other areas. Interestingly, the distribution of growth rates shows that both firm growth
and fast-growing firms exist in conflict regions.
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