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Technical Efficiency in Indian Modern Small Scale Sector: An Application of Frontier Production function

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  • T. A. Bhavani

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The present study attempts to investigate the efficiency of four 4-digit level industries of metal products group belonging to the modern small scale sector. Based on firmlevel data, we attempt to measure the technical efficiency of the selected industries using translog production frontier with three inputs viz., capital, labour and materials. In order to see the sensitivity of efficiency estimates to the distribution selected in the frontier model, we consider three widely used distributions namely, the Gamma, the Exponential and the Half-Normal. The results show high efficiency levels for the four selected industries.

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  • T. A. Bhavani, 1991. "Technical Efficiency in Indian Modern Small Scale Sector: An Application of Frontier Production function," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 26(2), pages 149-166, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:26:y:1991:i:2:p:149-166
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    1. James R. Tybout, 2000. "Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries: How Well Do They Do, and Why?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 38(1), pages 11-44, March.
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    6. Tantri, Malini L., 2014. "Promises and paradoxes of SEZs expansion in India," Working Papers 331, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
    7. Anup Bhandari & Pradip Maiti, 2012. "Efficiency of the Indian leather firms: some results obtained using the two conventional methods," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 37(1), pages 73-93, February.

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