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dc.contributor.authorOzgen, Ceren
dc.contributor.authorNijkamp, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPoot, Jacques
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T21:55:52Z
dc.date.available2013-11-05T21:55:52Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationOzgen, C., Nijkamp, P., & Poot, J. (2013). The impact of cultural diversity on firm innovation: evidence from Dutch micro-data. IZA Journal of Migration, 2(1), 18.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8147
dc.description.abstractAn important question for firms and policy makers is whether the recruitment of foreign workers can boost innovation. Migration studies have demonstrated positive economic impacts of cultural diversity on productivity and innovation at the regional level, but the impacts at firm level are less well known. Merging data from four different sources, provided by Statistics Netherlands, we construct and analyze a unique linked employer-employee micro dataset of 4582 firms that includes qualitative information on firm innovation. We consider both the number of immigrants these firms employ and their cultural diversity. Potential endogeneity of migrant employment is addressed by an instrumental variables approach that accounts for the past geographic distribution of immigrants and the past culinary diversity of the municipality the firm is located in. We find robust evidence that firms employing relatively more migrants are less innovative. However, there is evidence of integration in that this effect is generally less strong or even absent for second generation immigrants. Moreover, firms employing a more diverse foreign workforce are more innovative, particularly in terms of product innovations. The benefits of diversity for innovation are more apparent in sectors employing relatively more skilled immigrants.en_NZ
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dc.publisherSpringeren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofIZA Journal of Migration
dc.relation.urihttp://www.izajom.com/content/2/1/18/abstracten_NZ
dc.rights© Ozgen et al.; licensee Springer. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.en_NZ
dc.subjectimmigrationen_NZ
dc.subjectinnovationen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural diversityen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural diversityen_NZ
dc.subjectNetherlandsen_NZ
dc.titleThe impact of cultural diversity on firm innovation: evidence from Dutch micro-dataen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/2193-9039-2-18en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfIZA Journal of Migrationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38871
pubs.end-page24en_NZ
pubs.issue18en_NZ
pubs.volume2en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-no6000en_NZ


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