The Impact of Regional and Institutional Factors on Labor Productive Performance?Evidence from the Township and Village Enterprise Sector in China

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620512
Title:
The Impact of Regional and Institutional Factors on Labor Productive Performance?Evidence from the Township and Village Enterprise Sector in China
Authors:
Zheng, Lucy; Batuo, Michael Enowbi; Shepherd, David
Abstract:
This paper investigates the impact of regional and institutional factors on labor productivity in China’s Township and Village Enterprise (TVE) sector, one of the pillar industries of the economy. Employing a balanced provincial panel dataset, we find a significant variation in the factors determining regional labor productivity between the three macro-regions. The factors of capital investment intensity, foreign intensity, and export intensity behave differently with a significant regional diversity. Only human capital, the real wage, and firm size are identified as the common determinants across regions. A strong self-reinforcing effect has been found with a high degree of persistence in the behavior of, and hence slow or negligible convergence in labor productivity between regions. We find that the labor efficiency gains have been generated more from internal rather than external economies of scale across regions as well as the country as a whole. We also find that the government privatization reforms have had both a short run and increasingly long-term positive impact on the TVE labor productivity across the regions. This finding may indicate that institutional privatization can be an effective tool in promoting industrialization and labor productive performance in China as well as in other transitional economies.
Citation:
The Impact of Regional and Institutional Factors on Labor Productive Performance?Evidence from the Township and Village Enterprise Sector in China 2017, 96:591 World Development
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
World Development
Issue Date:
Aug-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620512
DOI:
10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.006
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305750X17301237
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0305-750X
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dc.contributor.authorZheng, Lucyen
dc.contributor.authorBatuo, Michael Enowbien
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-14T11:35:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-14T11:35:18Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-
dc.identifier.citationThe Impact of Regional and Institutional Factors on Labor Productive Performance?Evidence from the Township and Village Enterprise Sector in China 2017, 96:591 World Developmenten
dc.identifier.issn0305-750Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.04.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620512-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the impact of regional and institutional factors on labor productivity in China’s Township and Village Enterprise (TVE) sector, one of the pillar industries of the economy. Employing a balanced provincial panel dataset, we find a significant variation in the factors determining regional labor productivity between the three macro-regions. The factors of capital investment intensity, foreign intensity, and export intensity behave differently with a significant regional diversity. Only human capital, the real wage, and firm size are identified as the common determinants across regions. A strong self-reinforcing effect has been found with a high degree of persistence in the behavior of, and hence slow or negligible convergence in labor productivity between regions. We find that the labor efficiency gains have been generated more from internal rather than external economies of scale across regions as well as the country as a whole. We also find that the government privatization reforms have had both a short run and increasingly long-term positive impact on the TVE labor productivity across the regions. This finding may indicate that institutional privatization can be an effective tool in promoting industrialization and labor productive performance in China as well as in other transitional economies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305750X17301237en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to World Developmenten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectregional variationen
dc.subjectlabour productivityen
dc.subjectinstitutional factoren
dc.subjectprivatizationen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titleThe Impact of Regional and Institutional Factors on Labor Productive Performance?Evidence from the Township and Village Enterprise Sector in Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalWorld Developmenten
dc.date.accepted2017-04-
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