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A Multi-Task Theory of the State Enterprise Reform

Chong-En Bai, David D. Li, Zhigang Tao () and Yijiang Wang

No 367, William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series from William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Abstract: During transition, maintaining employment and providing a social safety net to the unemployed are important to social stability, which in turn is crucial for the productivity of the whole economy. Because independent institutions for social safety are lacking and firms with strong profit incentives have little incentives to promote social stability due to its public good nature, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are needed to continue their role in providing social welfare. Charged with the multi-tasks of efficient production as well as social welfare provision, SOEs continue to be given low profit incentives and consequently, their financial performance continues to be poor.

Keywords: Dual track reform; multi task; social stability; unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 J23 L20 P20 P23 P31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages
Date: 2001-03-01
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