Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148534
Authors: 
Todo, Yasuyuki
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 309
Abstract: 
The privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in transition economies has often been found to improve employment and productivity of privatized SOEs, despite policymakers’ fears regarding possible job cuts. This positive effect can be enhanced if privatization also promotes firms’ exports. A recent firm-level analysis of China reveals that privatization has indeed a positive effect on export propensity, employment, and productivity in both the short and long term. The effect mostly stems from changes in firms’ attitudes about profits and risks due to competitive pressure.
Subjects: 
privatization
exports
employment
state-owned enterprises
transition economies
JEL: 
F14
L32
P20
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Document Type: 
Article

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