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Bureaucratic Discrimination Against Private Firms in China

Zuza, Vanja LU (2011) NEKM01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis tries to investigate if private firms in China are facing bureaucratic discrimination. Prior studies have proven that private firms in China have encountered bureaucratic hardship. Given the importance the private firms have had in the Chinese economy, factors that hinder their development could potentially harm the overall economic development. This thesis also incorporates firm-specific characteristics such as profitability, political participation and membership in business associations in order to see if factors apart from firm-ownership influence bureaucratic treatment. In order to obtain a broad view of the bureaucratic environment, several outcome variables were used. Ordinary Least Squares regression and Tobit... (More)
This thesis tries to investigate if private firms in China are facing bureaucratic discrimination. Prior studies have proven that private firms in China have encountered bureaucratic hardship. Given the importance the private firms have had in the Chinese economy, factors that hinder their development could potentially harm the overall economic development. This thesis also incorporates firm-specific characteristics such as profitability, political participation and membership in business associations in order to see if factors apart from firm-ownership influence bureaucratic treatment. In order to obtain a broad view of the bureaucratic environment, several outcome variables were used. Ordinary Least Squares regression and Tobit regressions where performed. The results inferred show that neither firm-ownership nor firm-characteristics seem to explain the differences in the various bureaucratic outcome variables; therefore the hypothesis that private firms in China are discriminated was not confirmed. (Less)
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author
Zuza, Vanja LU
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organization
course
NEKM01 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Bureaucracy, Discrimination, China.
language
English
id
2165321
date added to LUP
2011-09-27 08:26:18
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2011-09-27 08:26:18
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  abstract     = {This thesis tries to investigate if private firms in China are facing bureaucratic discrimination. Prior studies have proven that private firms in China have encountered bureaucratic hardship. Given the importance the private firms have had in the Chinese economy, factors that hinder their development could potentially harm the overall economic development. This thesis also incorporates firm-specific characteristics such as profitability, political participation and membership in business associations in order to see if factors apart from firm-ownership influence bureaucratic treatment. In order to obtain a broad view of the bureaucratic environment, several outcome variables were used. Ordinary Least Squares regression and Tobit regressions where performed. The results inferred show that neither firm-ownership nor firm-characteristics seem to explain the differences in the various bureaucratic outcome variables; therefore the hypothesis that private firms in China are discriminated was not confirmed.},
  author       = {Zuza, Vanja},
  keyword      = {Bureaucracy,Discrimination,China.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bureaucratic Discrimination Against Private Firms in China},
  year         = {2011},
}