Employment Effects of Privatisation and Foreign Acquisition of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises
AbstractThis paper investigates the effects of domestic privatisation or foreign acquisition of Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) on employment growth, using firm level data for China and a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-differences in order to identify the causal effect. Our results suggest that, controlling for output growth there is some evidence that domestic privatisation leads to contemporaneous reductions in employment growth compared to firms that did not undergo an ownership change. By contrast, there is some evidence that foreign acquisitions show higher employment growth in the post acquisition period than non-acquired SOEs.
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Publication status: published in: International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2007, 14(2), 197-214
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- Yundan Gong & Holger Gorg & Sara Maioli, 2007. "Employment Effects of Privatisation and Foreign Acquisition of Chinese State-owned Enterprises," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(2), pages 197-214.
- P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
- F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-12-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2006-12-09 (China)
- NEP-SEA-2006-12-09 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2006-12-09 (Transition Economics)
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