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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2019

Linguistic proximity and workplace productivity

Bidragsytere:
  • Harald Dale-Olsen og
  • Henning Finseraas

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: ESPE 2019
Sted: Bath
Dato fra: 20. juni 2019

Arrangør:

Arrangørnavn: European Society of Population Economics

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2019

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Linguistic proximity and workplace productivity

Sammendrag

We study the importance of linguistic diversity in the workplace for workplace productivity. While cultural diversity might improve productivity through new ideas and innovation, linguistic diversity might increase communication costs and thereby reduce productivity. We apply a new measure of languages’ linguistic proximity to Norwegian linked employer-employee Manufacturing data from 2001-12, and find that higher workforce linguistic proximity increases total factor productivity. We find a positive effect also when we take into account the impact of cultural diversity and the improvement of proficiency in Norwegian of foreign workers since their time of arrival in Norway.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Harald Dale-Olsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning
Aktiv cristin-person

Henning Finseraas

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning
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