Job creation and job destruction in a transition economy: Ownership, firm size, and gross job flows in Polish manufacturing 1988-91

Jozef Konings, Hartmut Lehmann, Mark E. Schaffer

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Abstract

Comprehensive firm-level data tor Polish manufacturing show that in state-owned firms the large drop in net employment since the start of the transition in 1990 has been driven by a jump in the job destruction rate: job creation, by contrast, is located disproportionately in the private sector. Small firms are more dynamic than large firms, but even after controlling for size, private firms have a higher net employment growth rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-317
Number of pages19
JournalLabour Economics
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Job creation
  • Job destruction
  • Private firms
  • Transition

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