Labour market flexibility and inward investment in Germany and the UK
Philip Raines, Roland Döhrn, Ross Brown and Markus Scheuer
How important is labour market flexibility in determining an investment location? The UK's success in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) has often been attributed to its low-level employment protection, whereas the image of German labour markets as being inflexible and costly has been cited as a reason for the country's underperformance in foreign investment attraction. This report addresses this issue by presenting the findings of a study into the relationship between employment regulation and FDI in Germany and the UK.
June 1999, ISBN 1-900834-14-6, £12.00