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Employment effects of privatisation and foreign acquisition of Chinese state-owned enterprises

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sara MaioliORCiD



This paper investigates the effects of domestic privatisation or foreign acquisition of Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) on employment growth, using firm level data for China and a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-differences in order to identify the causal effect. Our results suggest that, controlling for output growth there is some evidence that domestic privatisation leads to contemporaneous reductions in employment growth compared to firms that did not undergo an ownership change. By contrast, there is some evidence that foreign acquisitions show higher employment growth in the post acquisition period than non-acquired SOEs.

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Author(s): Gong Y, Maioli S, Gorg H

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: IZA Discussion Papers

Year: 2006

Pages: 27

Print publication date: 01/11/2006

Source Publication Date: November 2006

Report Number: 2453

Institution: Institute for the Study of Labour

Place Published: Bonn