This file contains the skill-relatedness estimates that are derived in
the article “Skill-relatedness and firm diversification.” In the
article, labor flows to newly established plants are excluded from the
analyses to avoid any circularity in the calculation of
skill-relatedness and diversification events. However, in this
version, we maximize the available information and also include the
labor flows to new plants when calculating skill-relatedness.
The file consists of four columns:
(1) ind_1: SNI03 (NACE 1.1) code for the industry of origin
(2) ind_2: SNI03 (NACE 1.1) code for the industry of destination
(3) SR: skill-relatedness from the industry of origin to the industry
(4) p: p-value of SR
For a detailed description of the methodology behind the
skill-relatedness estimates and the calculation of the p-values, you
are referred to the article and its supplementary online material.
Any use of these data should be accompanied by the following reference:
Neffke FMH, Henning M. forthcoming. Skill-relatedness and firm
diversification. Strategic Management Journal.
Please update this reference once the article has been published by
Strategic Management Journal.
If you have any thoughts, questions or comments on the data, the paper
or the methodology, or if you find any mistakes, do not hesitate to
send Martin or me an e-mail. To download the files in STATA format, click the icon below.