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Productividad, eficiencia y sus factores explicativos en el sector de la construcción en Colombia 2005-2010


  • Justo de Jorge Moreno


  • Ovidio López Robayo


  • Javier Díaz Castro



Este artículo analiza la productividad, la eficiencia y sus factores determinantes en cuatro sectores de la construcción en Colombia: construcción de obras residenciales, construcción de obras civiles, actividades inmobiliarias y adecuación de obras de la construcción en el período 2005-2010. Los resultados con la aplicación de la metodología DEA, revelan que tan solo este último sector experimenta crecimientos acumulados de la productividad en un 0,1%. El análisis de la eficiencia muestra bajos niveles de esta que oscilan entre 78% y 54%. Por último, los factores explicativos de la eficiencia han resultado ser la cuota de mercado y el tamaño empresarial. ***** This paper analyzes the total factor productivity, efficiency and its determinants in four construction sectors in Colombia: residential, civil works, Real estate, and Adequacy during the period 2005-2010. The results with the application of the DEA methodology reveal that only the latter sector undergoes cumulative productivity increases by 0.1%. Efficience analysis shows low levels thereof ranging between 78% and 54%. Finally it was discovered that the explanatory factors of efficiency are market share and firm size.

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  • Justo de Jorge Moreno & Ovidio López Robayo & Javier Díaz Castro, 2014. "Productividad, eficiencia y sus factores explicativos en el sector de la construcción en Colombia 2005-2010," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000093:012148

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    1. Banker, Rajiv D., 1984. "Estimating most productive scale size using data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 35-44, July.
    2. Nicola Brandt, 2004. "Business Dynamics in Europe," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2004/1, OECD Publishing.
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    eficiencia; productividad; concentración de mercado; tamañoempresarial; crecimiento económico;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O42 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Monetary Growth Models


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