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Firm size and productivity in Spain: a stochastic frontier analysis

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  • M. Diaz & Rosario Sanchez, 2008. "Firm size and productivity in Spain: a stochastic frontier analysis," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 315-323, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:315-323
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-007-9058-x
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    Keywords

    Stochastic frontier; Panel data; Technical efficiency; Size; Organisational factors; C23; J21; J29; L60; L26;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J29 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Other
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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