Production Efficiency versus Ownership: The Case of China

  • Alice Shiu
  • Valentin Zelenyuk


In this study, we explore the pattern of efficiency among enterprises in China’s 29 provinces across different ownership types in heavy and light industries and across different regions (coastal, central and western). We do so by performing a bootstrap-based analysis of group efficiencies (weighted and non-weighted), estimating and comparing densities of efficiency distributions, and conducting a bootstrapped truncated regression analysis. We find evidence of interesting differences in efficiency levels among various ownership groups, especially for foreign and local ownership, which have different patterns for light and heavy industries.


Data Envelopment Analysis Efficiency Score Industry Sector Heavy Industry Light Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Accounting and FinanceThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.School of Economics and Centre for Efficiency and Productivity AnalysisThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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