Efficiency of Indian Manufacturing Firms: Textile Industry as a Case Study
AbstractTranslog stochastic frontier production functions are fit to firm-level cross-sectional data on India's textile firms for each of five selected years to estimate technical efficiency (TE) of firms. We find that average TE varies between 68 to 84% across these years and that individual TEs vary with firm-specific characteristics such as size and age. Further, public sector firms are found to be relatively less efficient.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.
Volume (Year): 6 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
textile industry; technical efficiency; stochastic frontier; Cobb Douglas production function; translog production function;
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- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
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