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Replication data for: The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Corporate Hierarchies

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Guadalupe, Maria
  • Wulf, Julie
Publication Date
2010-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper establishes a causal effect of product market competition on various characteristics of organizational design. Using a unique panel dataset on firm hierarchies of large US firms (1986-1999) and a quasi-natural experiment (trade liberalization), we find that competition leads firms to flatten their hierarchies: firms reduce the number of positions between the CEO and division managers, and firms increase the number of positions reporting directly to the CEO. The results illustrate how firms redesign their organizational structure through a set of complementary choices in response to changes in their environment. We discuss several possible interpretations of these changes. (JEL D23, F13, G34, M12, M51)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.4.105 (Text)
Publications
  • Guadalupe, Maria, and Julie Wulf. “The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Corporate Hierarchies.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 4 (October 2010): 105–27. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.4.105.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.4.105 (DOI)

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Guadalupe, Maria; Wulf, Julie (2010): Replication data for: The Flattening Firm and Product Market Competition: The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Corporate Hierarchies. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113762V1