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On Privatisation and Restructuring

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  • Schröder, Philipp J.H.

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This essay deals with the issues of privatisation and restructuring in transition economies. The topics are addressed in both a descriptive and empirical manner. The centre of the analysis is the interrelation of privatisation, the resulting ownership form and the expected and actual effect on restructuring behaviour of firms. The essay identifies a slow progress in privatisation, paired with an overweight of insider owners. Furthermore substantial evidence on slow restructuring is collected. Overmanning and excessive social assets prevail in the privatised firms - in part regardless of the new ownership structure. Finally, the link to the government’s fiscal situation is drawn, the costs of restructuring to the government budget are identified. In presenting such account of the privatisation and restructuring situation, the essay provides a basis for formal explanations of slow privatisation and sluggish restructuring.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 89.

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Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision: 2006
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:89

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Keywords: Privatization; Restructuring; Transition; Central adn Eastern Europe;

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