Employment dynamics of newly established and traditional firms : a comparison of Russia and the Ukraine

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Title: Employment dynamics of newly established and traditional firms : a comparison of Russia and the Ukraine
Authors: Konings, Jozef
Walsh, Patrick P.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/975
Date: 1999
Abstract: In this paper we test the effects of ownership, competition and disorganisation on firm level employment dynamics using a unique data set of 150 Russian and 300 Ukrainian firms. Our results, in contrast to findings in Central and East European Countries, suggest that newly established firms do not out perform those that existed under central planning during the transition process. In addition, while competition seems to play no role in employment determination, disorganisation is shown to constrain firm employment in the Ukraine but not in Russia. Such outcomes are explained by the nature and timing of restructuring in these countries.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: LICOS Centre for Transition Economics
Series/Report no.: LICOS Discussion Paper; 81/1999
Copyright (published version): 1999, LICOS Centre for Transition Economics
Keywords: EmploymentDe novo firmsTraditional firmsRussiaUkraine
Subject LCSH: Industrial organization--Russia
Labor market--Russia
Business enterprises--Russia
Industrial organization--Ukraine
Labor market--Ukraine
Business enterprises--Ukraine
Other versions: http://www.econ.kuleuven.ac.be/licos/DP/DP1999/LICOSDP81.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection

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