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Firm Performance and Selection in an emerging Economy: Micro Evidence from Slovenia

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  • Konings, Jozef

    (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

  • Ana Xavier

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We investigate the determinants of firm survival and growth (employment and sales), in the context of transition from plan to market, using firm data from Slovenia spanning from 1994 to 1998 and OLS and Heckman selection models. Firm and industry pre-transition conditions including size, ownership, financial constraints, trade and market structure are used to understand what firms best performed in the Slovenian transition. Small, private, exporting and capital intensive firms grew the fastest. Large firms with positive profits and higher sunk costs were more likely to survive compare to firms with harder financial constraints, high costs or trading abroad.

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  • Konings, Jozef & Ana Xavier, 2003. "Firm Performance and Selection in an emerging Economy: Micro Evidence from Slovenia," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 127, Royal Economic Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2003:127
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    Keywords

    firm growth and survival; owndership; competition; financial constraints;

    JEL classification:

    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies
    • P3 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing

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