Company performance in Ukraine: Is this a market economy?

Adi Schnytzer, Tatiana Andreyeva

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This paper examines empirically the responsiveness of firm performance to ownership and market structures, sector and regional specificity, and varying degrees of soft budget constraints. It does so by providing a "snapshot" of the economy. For cross-sectional data on Ukrainian firms in 1998, the paper presents evidence that the firms in the snapshot behaved more as if they were still in a loosely reformed Soviet environment where exchange via interpersonal connections, rather than the price mechanism, determined the allocation of resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-98
Number of pages16
JournalEconomic Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Tatiana Andreyeva gratefully acknowledges support from the Economics Education and Research Consortium of the Eurasia Foundation and the World Bank (Grant no. R00-4521).


  • Competition
  • Firm performance
  • Privatization
  • Soft budget constraint
  • Transition


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