The impact of foreign and state ownership on post-transition industrial concentration: the case of Polish manufacturing
AbstractThis paper reports an analysis of the determinants of the level and changes in Polish industrial concentration in the early post-transition era. In particular, the relative effects of foreign and state ownership are examined. The empirical evidence is based on a panel of 144 Polish manufacturing industries over the period 1989–1993. The results suggest that both state and foreign ownership have a significant impact on industry concentration and this relationship is U-shaped. Minimum efficient scale is found to be the only other factor to impact on industry concentration. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2005
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Volume (Year): 38 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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Post-transition; Foreign direct investment; State ownership; Industry concentration; L11; F23;
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- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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