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Foreign-owned firms and partial privatization of state holding corporations

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  • Juan Carlos Bárcena-Ruiz

    (Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU)

  • Quan Dong

    (South China Normal University, Higher Education Mega Center)

  • Leonard F. S. Wang

    (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law)

Abstract

We consider a state holding corporation with two plants producing heterogeneous goods. In the partially foreign-owned private sector, firms may be organized as uniplant or multiplant. We find that the stake that the government retains in the state corporation depends on whether goods are substitutes or complements, whether private firms are uniplant or multiplant and the percentage of foreign ownership in private firms. The main result is that when foreign ownership is high, there is more privatization with uniplant (multiplant) private firms if goods are substitute (complements). However, when foreign ownership is low, the opposite result is obtained.

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  • Juan Carlos Bárcena-Ruiz & Quan Dong & Leonard F. S. Wang, 2020. "Foreign-owned firms and partial privatization of state holding corporations," The Japanese Economic Review, Springer, vol. 71(2), pages 287-301, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecrev:v:71:y:2020:i:2:d:10.1007_s42973-019-00013-y
    DOI: 10.1007/s42973-019-00013-y
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    Keywords

    Partial privatization; State holding corporation; Foreign ownership;
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    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises
    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out

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