Trade Credit and Temporary Employment

How Companies Respond to Capital and Labor Market Frictions

  • Sebastian Nielen

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

About this book


This book presents an empirical investigation into the relationship between companies' short-term response to capital and labor market frictions and performance. Two different kinds of performance measures are considered, namely innovation performance and firm performance. The author focuses on two major topics: first, on the relation between innovation performance and the use of trade credit. Second, on the relation between firm performance and the use of temporary employment. The use of in-depth firm-level data and state-of-the-art microeconometric methods provide the scientific rigor to this important investigation to answer the questions currently being confronted by many companies in different economies.


Trade credit Company financing Labor productivity Product innovation Firm performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Nielen
    • 1
  1. 1.TübingenGermany

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