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Reforming China's SOEs: An Overview

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  • Weiye Li

    (PricewaterhouseCoopers, San Jose, CA, USA)

  • Louis Putterman

    (Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA)

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After three decades of reform, state ownership still plays a significant if diminishing role in China's industrial sector. We survey studies that focus on the impact of reform on China's SOEs both during the early reform years from 1979 to 1992 and during the years of privatisation and corporatisation since 1993. Most studies find evidence that reforms led to productivity growth in both periods, with both the performance gap and the formal distinction between SOEs and non-SOEs appearing to narrow since the late 1990s. Comparative Economic Studies (2008) 50, 353–380. doi:10.1057/ces.2008.31

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  • Weiye Li & Louis Putterman, 2008. "Reforming China's SOEs: An Overview," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 50(3), pages 353-380, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:50:y:2008:i:3:p:353-380
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    3. Chris Changwha Chung & Simon Shufeng Xiao & Jeoung Yul Lee & Jingoo Kang, 2016. "The Interplay of Top-down Institutional Pressures and Bottom-up Responses of Transition Economy Firms on FDI Entry Mode Choices," Management International Review, Springer, vol. 56(5), pages 699-732, October.
    4. Cao, Jerry & Julio, Brandon & Leng, Tiecheng & Zhou, Sili, 2016. "Political Turnover, Ownership, and Corporate Investment," RIEI Working Papers 2016-06, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Research Institute for Economic Integration.
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