Privatisation, state ownership and productivity:evidence from China

Driffield, Nigel and Du, Jun (2007). Privatisation, state ownership and productivity:evidence from China. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 14 (2), pp. 215-239.

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between the transfer of ownership between the public and private sectors of Chinese industry, and its impacts on performance. We link ownership changes to productivity growth, and demonstrate that privatisation contributes significantly. We offer an extension that is generally ignored in the literature, in looking at firms that are taken back into state ownership, and evaluating the productivity growth effects of this. Further, we highlight the well-understood simultaneity problems, and demonstrate the hazard of ignoring the issue by comparing various estimators, including the modified control function approach. In general, the results stress the importance of allowing for such endogeneity when evaluating the productivity effects of ownership change.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13571510701344004
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship research group
Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Driffield, N., & Du, J. (2007). Privatisation, state ownership and productivity: evidence from China. International journal of the economics of business, 14(2), 215-239. International journal of the economics of business © 2007 International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13571510701344004
Uncontrolled Keywords: China,ownership Change,productivity,Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
Full Text Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13571510701344004
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Published Date: 2007-07
Authors: Driffield, Nigel
Du, Jun

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