Essays about: "John Boylston"

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  1. 1. R&D Efficiency in China: Can State-owned Firms Compete?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : John Boylston; [2013]
    Keywords : China; R D; R D Efficiency; Aerospace; Data Envelopment Analysis; SOE; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Can state-owned firms’ R&D compete with that of more nimble private and foreign innovator firms? This paper analyzes R&D efficiency in China’s high tech industries (i) theoretically, based on previous studies, and (ii) empirically, through Data Envelopment Analysis under both Constant and Variable Returns to Scale. Though Chinese state-owned firms can theoretically be R&D efficient in industries where the underlying science is well understood, a myriad of factors including persistent soft budget constraints and policy burdens mitigate the potential advantages – bureaucratic pre-screening and access to finance – that characterize state-owned firms. READ MORE