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Performance of domestic and foreign-invested enterprises in China

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  • Xu, Dean
  • Pan, Yigang
  • Wu, Changqi
  • Yim, Bennett

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Despite increasing attention paid to China's enterprise reform since the late 1970s, relatively little is known about the performance of reformed state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and newly formed private firms vis-à-vis foreign firms in China. In this study, we examine the performance of domestic Chinese firms in various ownership categories versus foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) based on two nation-wide surveys conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in 1998 and 2002. We found that both domestic non-state-owned firms and foreign-invested enterprises performed better than state-owned enterprises. Meanwhile, three categories of Chinese firms--privately owned, collectively owned, and shareholding--had higher performance levels than the foreign-invested enterprises.

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Volume (Year): 41 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 261-274

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Keywords: Ownership reform Chinese firms Foreign-invested enterprises;

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  1. Jing Yang & Frank Tipton & Jiatao Li, 2011. "A review of foreign business management in China," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 627-659, September.
  2. Mattlin, Mikael, 2007. "The Chinese government's new approach to ownership and financial control of strategic state-owned enterprises," BOFIT Discussion Papers 10/2007, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.

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