Economic Reforms and the Competitive Environment of Firms

24 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2008 Last revised: 8 Jan 2017

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Rogelio Oliva

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Fernando Suarez

Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Date Written: February 1, 2007

Abstract

This article lays out several hypotheses to establish a specific link between structural economic reforms and the competitive environment of firms. We test our hypotheses on data from the steel industry in three post-reform economies. We find that economic reforms tend to have a positive effect on environmental munificence, but they also produce short-term instability in the environment. We elaborate on the implications of our results for managers, policymakers, and scholars.

Suggested Citation

Oliva, Rogelio and Suarez, Fernando, Economic Reforms and the Competitive Environment of Firms (February 1, 2007). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 131-154, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1149209 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtl035

Rogelio Oliva (Contact Author)

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University ( email )

430 Wehner
College Station, TX 77843-4218
United States

Fernando Suarez

Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.fernandofsuarez.com

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