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Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe

Bruno Merlevede (UGent) , Matthijs de Zwaan (UGent) , Karolien Lenaerts (UGent) and Victoria Purice (UGent)
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This paper introduces two datasets, AUGAMA, a panel of European firms for the period 1996-2011, and EUMULNET, a European Multinational Network data set. These datasets are constructed on the basis of the Amadeus database issued by Bureau Van Dijk Electronic Publishing. We document the process of building these data sets from the raw Amadeus data for 26 European countries. We show that the data sets adequately approximate the structure of the European economy across countries, regions, and industries as portrayed by data from Eurostat (Structural Business Statistics) and Cambridge Econometrics. As an illustration of possible application, we use the datasets to test a number of results from the theoretical literature regarding the productivity of multinational firms vis-a-vis domestic firms.

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Merlevede, Bruno, Matthijs de Zwaan, Karolien Lenaerts, and Victoria Purice. 2015. “Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe.” Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium.
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Merlevede, B., de Zwaan, M., Lenaerts, K., & Purice, V. (2015). Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe. Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium.
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Merlevede B, de Zwaan M, Lenaerts K, Purice V. Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe. Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium. 2015.
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Merlevede, Bruno, Matthijs de Zwaan, Karolien Lenaerts, et al. “Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe.” Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 2015 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper introduces two datasets, AUGAMA, a panel of European firms for the period 1996-2011, and EUMULNET, a European Multinational Network data set. These datasets are constructed on the basis of the Amadeus database issued by Bureau Van Dijk Electronic Publishing. We document the process of building these data sets from the raw Amadeus data for 26 European countries. We show that the data sets adequately approximate the structure of the European economy across countries, regions, and industries as portrayed by data from Eurostat (Structural Business Statistics) and Cambridge Econometrics. As an illustration of possible application, we use the datasets to test a number of results from the theoretical literature regarding the productivity of multinational firms vis-a-vis domestic firms.},
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  author       = {Merlevede, Bruno and de Zwaan, Matthijs and Lenaerts, Karolien and Purice, Victoria},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium},
  title        = {Multinational Networks, Domestic,and Foreign Firms in Europe},
  url          = {http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/rugrugwps/15\_2f900.htm},
  year         = {2015},
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