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Firm Size and Efficiency in the South African Motor Vehicle Industry

  • Lila J. Truett

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

  • Dale B.Truett

    (University of Texas at San Antonio)

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    This study examines the cost performance of the South African motor vehicle industry, using data categorized by output level of the firms. The results are consistent with statistically significant economies of scale at the lowest output levels and a cost inefficiency averaging about seven to nine percent. The findings also suggest that, all else equal, the smallest firms and the largest firms have lower unit costs than mid-size firms.

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    Paper provided by College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio in its series Working Papers with number 0021.

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