Industrial productivity in China's state-owned enterprises: The textile industry in Guangzhou, 1979-1993

Wai Kwong Mok

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This article examines productivity growth and effects of incentive payments on it in China's state-owned enterprises. Data spanning the 1979-1993 period were taken from 20 large-and medium-scale state-owned textile enterprises in GuangzJiou. The empirical study finds that the sample enterprises experienced an average increase in total factor productivity growth by 1.8% annually. The analysis of the effects of incentive payments on productivity shows that total factor productivity growth is positively tied to increases in retained profits but it bears no significant relationship with increases in bonuses. Besides, the study suggests a positive time trend of total factor productivity growth by 0.8% per year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Contemporary China
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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