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Firm performance and privatization in Ukraine

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  • Galyna Grygorenko

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  • Stefan Lutz

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Investigating the effects of privatization in transition countries is the focus of a large body of current research. Generally, privatization stimulates private sector development, attracts foreign direct investment, fosters competition and contributes to the formation of stock markets. In addition, privatization may improve individual enterprises’ performance. This paper investigates the impact of privatization on Ukrainian firms’ productivity. The empirical research is based on a sample of 466 Ukrainian joint-stock enterprises for the period of 1997 – 1999. Estimation results indicate that privatization positively influences labor productivity, but also that these effects diminish over time. --

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Change and Restructuring.

Volume (Year): 40 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 253-266

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:40:y:2007:i:3:p:253-266

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Keywords: Ukraine; Manufacturing firms; Ownership; Profitability; L22; L60; M10;

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Cited by:
  1. Natalia Danzer, 2013. "Job Satisfaction and Self-Selection into the Public or Private Sector: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," Ifo Working Paper Series Ifo Working Paper No. 169, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.
  2. Mykhayliv, Dariya & Zauner, Klaus G., 2013. "Investment behavior and ownership structures in Ukraine: Soft budget constraints, government ownership and private benefits of control," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 265-278.

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