Restructuring and Efficiency in the Manufacturing Sector: A Firm Level Approach Applied to Morocco
AbstractThe aim of the present paper is to analyze the impacts of the upgrading policies adopted by Morocco for almost ten years. We apply the stochastic frontier approach initiated by Battese and Coelli (1995) to a panel of 282 firms from Morocco during the period [1998–2005]. Such parametric methodology leads to estimating the technical efficiency for Moroccan firms and we obtain an average of no more that 13.3 percent, which is considered very low. Yet what is important is the possibility to conduct, in a second stage, an evaluation of the impact of some environmental factors on pure technical efficiency. In this sense, improvement of technical efficiency is detected for firms which have officially subscribed in the upgrading process.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 565.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2010
Date of revision: Nov 2010
Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
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