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Ownership and Sector Performance in Current China -- A Regional Study

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  • Chunrong Ai

    (University of Florida)

  • Mei Wen

    (University of Sydney, Australian National University)

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    This paper uses the latest provincial data to study the productivity implications of ownership diversi¡¥cation in China's industry. It investigates the different performance of di?erent ownership sectors. It is found that there are significant differences in both production technology and the determinants of economic performance at provincial level between sectors of SOEs, collectives, domestic private enterprises, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan funded firms and foreign invested firms. While Cobb-Douglas production functions fit the production technologies of the state controlled, collective and overseas Chinese funded sector very well, the production technologies of the domestic private and foreign funded sector are better represented by Translog production function. The average total factor productivity across di?erent sectors is ranked from the foreign funded sector, domestic private sector, collective sector, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan funded sector, to the state controlled sector in descending order. In addition, the determinants of economic performance change substantially from one ownership sector to another.

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    Article provided by Society for AEF in its journal Annals of Economics and Finance.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 2 (November)
    Pages: 303-317

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    Handle: RePEc:cuf:journl:y:2005:v:6:i:2:p:303-317

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    Keywords: Ownership diversification; Regional marketization level; Productivity and firms' performance;

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    1. Tian, Guoqiang, 2000. "Property Rights and the Nature of Chinese Collective Enterprises," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 247-268, June.
    2. Zhang, Anming & Zhang, Yimin & Zhao, Ronald, 2001. "Impact of Ownership and Competition on the Productivity of Chinese Enterprises," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 327-346, June.
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