Economic reforms and the competitive environment of firms Academic Article uri icon


  • 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. © The Author 2007. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Associazione ICC. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Oliva, R., & Suarez, F. F.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • February 2007