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Firm Turnover, Restructuring and Labour Productivity in Transition: The Case of Poland

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This paper explores the impact of turnover and restructuring on labour productivity in the Polish economy over the period 1988-1993. Changes in aggregate productivity are decomposed into elements corresponding to productivity growth among survivors, market share growth by survivors and the contributions of entering and exiting firms. The traditional entry and exit effects begin to work as transition to a market economy progresses. However, initial productivity improvements are due to changes to market shares of the existing firms following the break-up of large enterprises. Regression analysis shows that changes in the firm-level productivity are affected by restructuring and a more competitive economic environment.

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  • Barbara M. Roberts & Steve Thompson, 2005. "Firm Turnover, Restructuring and Labour Productivity in Transition: The Case of Poland," Discussion Papers in Economics 05/27, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
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    1. Ergun Dogan & Koi Nyen Wong, 2010. "Plant Size, Turnover and Productivity in Malaysian Manufacturing," Monash Economics Working Papers 11-10, Monash University, Department of Economics.
    2. repec:taf:rjapxx:v:18:y:2013:i:1:p:26-50 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Iwasaki, Ichiro & Mizobata, Satoshi, 2017. "Post-Privatization Ownership and Firm Performance: A Large Meta-Analysis of the Transition Literature," CEI Working Paper Series 2016-13, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
    4. Ergun Dogan & Koi Wong & Michael Yap, 2013. "Turnover, ownership and productivity in Malaysian manufacturing," Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 26-50.

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