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Contract Management Responsibility System and Profit Incentives in China's State-Owned Enterprises

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  • Chongwoo Choe

    (School of Economics, La Trobe University)

  • Xiangkang Yin

    (School of Economics, La Trobe University)

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While the enterprise reform in China has provided incentives to its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), their poor performance relative to other forms of enterprises remains puzzling. This paper provides an answer to this puzzle by studying optimal managerial decisions under the enterprise reform.

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  • Chongwoo Choe & Xiangkang Yin, 1998. "Contract Management Responsibility System and Profit Incentives in China's State-Owned Enterprises," Working Papers 1998.06, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
  • Handle: RePEc:trb:wpaper:1998.06
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