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The Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Manufacturing Firms in Ghana

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  • Faruq Hasan A

    () (Xavier University)

  • Yi David T.

    () (Xavier University)

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This paper uses the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique to estimate the technical efficiency of firms in Ghana across six manufacturing industries during 1991-2002. We observe that manufacturing firms in Ghana are significantly less efficient than their counterparts in other countries. In addition, we find that firm characteristics such as size, age, foreign ownership, and the mix of labor and capital used during the production process have positive effects on firm efficiency. These results have implications for Ghanas import-substitution industrialization and foreign investment policies.

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  • Faruq Hasan A & Yi David T., 2010. "The Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Manufacturing Firms in Ghana," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 10(3), pages 1-23, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:glecon:v:10:y:2010:i:3:n:7
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    1. Sahu Santosh Kumar & Narayanan K., 2014. "Carbon dioxide emissions from Indian manufacturing industries: role of energy and technology intensity," Review of Business and Economics Studies, CyberLeninka;Федеральное государственное образовательное бюджетное учреждение высшего профессионального образования «Финансовый университет при Правительстве Российской Федерации» (Финансовый университет), issue 1, pages 60-73.
    2. Santosh Kumar Sahu, 2014. "Energy Use Patterns and Firm Performance: Evidence from Indian Industries," Working Papers 2014-092, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
    3. K., Narayanan & Sahu, Santosh Kumar, 2012. "CO2 Emission and Firm Heterogeneity: A Study of Metals & Metal based Industries in India," MPRA Paper 38061, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Acquaah, Moses, 2011. "Utilization and value of social networking relationships in family and nonfamily firms in an African transition economy," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 347-361.
    5. José Contreras & Andrés Santeliz & Oscar Carvallo, 2012. "Patterns of technical efficiency in the Venezuelan manufacturing sector (2007)," Economía, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela, vol. 37(34), pages 121-137, July-Dece.
    6. Acquaah, Moses, 2013. "Management control systems, business strategy and performance: A comparative analysis of family and non-family businesses in a transition economy in sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of Family Business Strategy, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 131-146.
    7. Santosh Kumar, Sahu & K., Narayanan, 2011. "Energy Intensity and Firm Performance: Do Energy Clusters Matter?," MPRA Paper 43457, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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