Competition and Enterprise Performance in Transition Economies : Evidence from a Cross-country Survey

@inproceedings{Carlin2001CompetitionAE,
  title={Competition and Enterprise Performance in Transition Economies : Evidence from a Cross-country Survey},
  author={Wendy Carlin and Steven M Fries and Mark E. Schaffer and Paul B. Seabright},
  year={2001}
}
This paper uses a survey of 3,300 firms in 25 transition countries to shed light on the factors that influence restructuring by firms and their subsequent performance as measured by growth in sales and in sales per employee over a three-year period. We begin by surveying what a decade of transition has taught us about the factors that determine how firms respond to the new market environment. We go on to analyse the impact on performance of ownership, soft budget constraints, the general… CONTINUE READING
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