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Vliv rozdělení českých podniků na ziskovost a produktivitu
[Effect of the Czech Firms Break-Up on their Profitability and Productivity]

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  • Evžen Kočenda
  • Jan Hanousek

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In this article we analyze medium- and long-term effects of firm break-up (and subsequent change in ownership) on its profitability and productivity. We use an extensive data-set of the Czech firms for the period 1996-2005. We employ the propensity score based matching methodology to account for potential endogeneity. Our results show that initial effects of the firm break-up are positive but they vanish in five to seven years after the break-up. Hence, the break-up of large and less efficient companies delivers a positive effect on corporate performance for a period of time. The effect is not permanent, though. Subsequent development in profitability and productivity is likely affected by ownership structure, corporate governance and other micro-level factors.

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  • Evžen Kočenda & Jan Hanousek, 2011. "Vliv rozdělení českých podniků na ziskovost a produktivitu
    [Effect of the Czech Firms Break-Up on their Profitability and Productivity]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2011(5), pages 579-598.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2011:y:2011:i:5:id:809:p:579-598
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    Keywords

    privatization; corporate performance; endogeneity; break-up of firms; ownership changes; emerging markets; propensity score matching procedure;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
    • P47 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Performance and Prospects

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