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Performance of domestic and foreign-invested enterprises in China

Dean Xu, Yigang Pan, Changqi Wu () and Bennett Yim

Journal of World Business, 2006, vol. 41, issue 3, 261-274

Abstract: Despite increasing attention paid to China's enterprise reform since the late 1970s, relatively little is known about the performance of reformed state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and newly formed private firms vis-à-vis foreign firms in China. In this study, we examine the performance of domestic Chinese firms in various ownership categories versus foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) based on two nation-wide surveys conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in 1998 and 2002. We found that both domestic non-state-owned firms and foreign-invested enterprises performed better than state-owned enterprises. Meanwhile, three categories of Chinese firms--privately owned, collectively owned, and shareholding--had higher performance levels than the foreign-invested enterprises.

Keywords: Ownership; reform; Chinese; firms; Foreign-invested; enterprises (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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