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Non-wage benefits, corporate ownership and firm performance in post-communist economies: evidence from Ukraine
journal contributionposted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Michelotti, Andrea VocinoAndrea Vocino, P Gahan, J Roloff
The economic reforms in the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe have fundamentally reshaped ownership and governance of economic production, notably through the privatization of former state-owned enterprises. These reforms were expected to transform management practices by displacing ‘cradle-to-grave’ welfare arrangements administered by state-owned enterprises. Using data drawn from two large samples of Ukrainian establishments, we investigate, in two different time points, the relationship between non-wage benefits and firm performance during the period of transition to a market economy (1994–2004). We found that non-wage benefits continued to be a critical feature of HRM practices in Ukraine during this period, and were positively associated with firm performance.