Efficiency of Chinese enterprises

Alice Shiu

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This paper compares the efficiencies across firm ownership types in China. Empirical results show that the non-state-owned enterprises are more efficient than the state-owned enterprises, which provides evidence to support the continued shifting of industry structure from state-owned enterprises to non-state-owned enterprises. Also, the economic gap between the western and coastal regions are found to be related to the variations of performances of ownership types in these regions. In addition, the issue of crossing frontiers and two interesting features of the Byrnes (1985) technique on the separation of across-group and within-group technical efficiency measures are evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-267
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Productivity Analysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


  • Across-group efficiencies
  • Crossing frontiers
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Ownership types in China
  • Within-group efficiencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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