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Productivity Growth in Different Firm Sizes in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sector: An Empirical Investigation

dc.contributor.authorSangho Kim
dc.contributor.authorDonghyun Park
dc.contributor.authorJong-Ho Park
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-30T14:44:48Z
dc.date.available2015-01-30T14:44:48Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-01
dc.identifier.issn1655-5252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1835
dc.description.abstractBased on Cuesta (2000), this paper develops a stochastic frontier production model that allows for different groups of firms to have different patterns of technical efficiency over time. The authors apply the model to the Malaysian manufacturing sector to decompose total factor productivity growth into technical efficiency change and technical progress for different firm sizes— e.g., large and small—in seven industries during 2000–2004. The empirical results indicate that technical efficiency has worsened across all industries and firm sizes. In contrast, evidence of substantial technical progress was found in all industries. In fact, technical progress has been larger than technical efficiency deterioration in most industries and firm sizes, leading to total factor productivity growth. The analysis identifies the industries and firm sizes that lag the most in productivity, and thus have the greatest scope for policies that facilitate productivity growth.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleProductivity Growth in Different Firm Sizes in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sector: An Empirical Investigation
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertCommerce and Industry
dc.subject.expertIntra-Industry Trade
dc.subject.expertLarge Scale Industry
dc.subject.expertLabor
dc.subject.adbIndustrialization
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Economics
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Development
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.naturalCapital market
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalMarket share
dc.subject.naturalLabor
dc.title.seriesADB economics working paper series
dc.title.volumeNo. 176
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeIndustry
oar.themePoverty
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.identifierOAR-001775
oar.authorKim, Sangho
oar.authorPark, Donghyun
oar.authorPark, Jong-Ho
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