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Technical Efficiency Estimation via Metafrontier Technique with Factors that Affect Supply Chain Operations

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  • Ibrahim Mosaad El-Atroush

    (Department of Economics, Tanta University Egypt, Egypt and Department of Economics, City University London, U.K.)

  • Gabriel Montes-Rojas

    (Department of Economics, City University London, U.K.)

Abstract

This paper presents a metafrontier production function and investigates factors that affect textile and apparel supply chain operations for firms operating under different technologies and ownership structures. Results show variability in efficiency scores. In addition, we find supply chain operations shift the production function and enhance technical efficiency.

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  • Ibrahim Mosaad El-Atroush & Gabriel Montes-Rojas, 2011. "Technical Efficiency Estimation via Metafrontier Technique with Factors that Affect Supply Chain Operations," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 10(2), pages 117-138, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:10:y:2011:i:2:p:117-138
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    1. George Battese & D. Rao & Christopher O'Donnell, 2004. "A Metafrontier Production Function for Estimation of Technical Efficiencies and Technology Gaps for Firms Operating Under Different Technologies," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 91-103, January.
    2. George E. Battese & D. S. Prasada Rao, 2002. "Technology Gap, Efficiency, and a Stochastic Metafrontier Function," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 1(2), pages 87-93, August.
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    Keywords

    apparel; metafrontier; supply chain variables technical efficiency; textiles;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L67 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other Consumer Nondurables: Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, and Leather Goods; Household Goods; Sports Equipment

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