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Are Indian Firms too Small? A Nonparametric Analysis of Cost Efficiency and Industry Structure of Indian Manufacturing

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  • Subhash C. Ray

    (University of Connecticut)

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In this paper we use the 2004-05 Annual Survey of Industries data to estimate the levels of cost efficiency of Indian manufacturing firms in the various states and also get state level measures of industrial organization (IO) efficiency. The empirical results show the presence of considerable cost inefficiency in a majority of the states. Further, we also find that, on average, Indian firms are too small. Consolidating them to attain the optimal scale would further enhance efficiency and lower average cost.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2008-10.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2008-10

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Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis; Efficient Production Scale; Industry Efficiency;

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  1. R. D. Banker & A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1984. "Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 30(9), pages 1078-1092, September.
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