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Employment Dynamics of Newly Established and Traditional Firms: A Comparison of Russia an the Ukraine

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  • Jozef Konings
  • Patrick Paul Walsh

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In this paper we test the effects of ownership, competition and disorganisation on firm level employment dynamics using a unique data set of 150 Russian and 300 Ukrainian firms. Our results, in contrast to findings in Central and East European Countries, suggest that newly established firms do not out perform those that existed under central planning during the transition process. In addition, while competition seems to play no role in employment determination, disorganisation is shown to constrain firm employment in the Ukraine but not in Russia. Such outcomes are explained by the nature and timing of restructuring in these countries.

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Paper provided by LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven in its series LICOS Discussion Papers with number 8199.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:lic:licosd:8199

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Keywords: employment; de novo firms; traditional firms;

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Cited by:
  1. Ralitza Dimova, 2003. "The Impact of Structural Reforms on Employment Growth and Labour Productivity: Evidence from Bulgaria and Romania," LICOS Discussion Papers 13203, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
  2. Sergei Guriev & Barry W. Ickes, 2000. "Microeconomic Aspects of Economic Growth in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1950-2000," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 348, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  3. Jozef Konings & Olga Kupets & Hartmut Lehmann, 2003. "Gross job flows in Ukraine," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 11(2), pages 321-356, June.
  4. Susan Linz, 2000. "Restructuring with What Success? A Case Study of Russian Firms," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 324, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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