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Automatiseringen och jobben då och nu

PublikationArtikel (utan peer review)
Arbetsmarknadsprogrammet, Automatisering, Ekonomisk debatt

Grafström, J. (2020). Automatiseringen och jobben då och nu. Ekonomisk Debatt, 2019(2), 81-84.


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Ratio Working Paper No. 350: A quickly transforming labour market
Working paperPublikation
Uddén Sonnegård, E.
Publiceringsår

2021

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Sammanfattning

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it clear that the labour market situation can change
extremely rapidly when there is an unexpected exogenous shock to the economy. Even
though the transformation of the labour market as a result of the development of ICT
(Information Communication Technology) industries facilitates more-flexible
conditions, it is now more important than ever for EU Member States to improve the
functioning of their labour markets. Member States need to increase possibilities for
training and retraining throughout peoples’ working lives in order to smooth the
transformation into a digital world of work.

New firm formation in the wake of mergers and acquisitions: An exploration of push and pull factors
Artikel (med peer review)Publikation
Lougui, M. & Broström, A.
Publiceringsår

2020

Sammanfattning

This study investigates the relationship between mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and entrepreneurial spawning in labour-intensive service sectors. We discuss two sets of theoretical mechanisms. First, M&As may push employees into entrepreneurship by lowering the average barriers of leaving the current employment (i.e. being associated with general deterioration of working conditions). Second, M&A activities may generate new entrepreneurial opportunities, which are first and foremost accessible by employees directly affected by M&As. Results on entrepreneurial spawning in 3,198 Swedish firms during the time period 2000–2009 confirm that the number of firms spawned from a specific incumbent increases following an M&A. Push-oriented factors are found to contribute to this effect, but a dominating part of the total effect remains in the presence of proxies for push-effects. This suggests that pull-oriented explanations of opportunity creation in the wake of M&As constitute an important avenue for further research on the antecedents of new firm formation.

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