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Entrepreneurial Efficiency: An Empirical Framework and Evidence


  • Katsuya Takii

    (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)


This paper examines a particular aspect of entrepreneurship, namely firms' activities in adapting to idiosyncratic environmental changes by appropriately reallocating resources. It presents an empirical framework that examines the social value of firms' abilities to predict and adapt to the movement of idiosyncratic shocks. Using the method, the quantitative effect of firms' prediction ability on Total Factor Productivity (TFP) is investigated using data from Japan's Census of Manufacturing.

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  • Katsuya Takii, 2004. "Entrepreneurial Efficiency: An Empirical Framework and Evidence," Macroeconomics 0411006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0411006 Note: Type of Document - pdf

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    1. Katsuya Takii, 2011. "Entrepreneurial Efficiency: Theory," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 62(2), pages 196-214, June.

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    entrepreneurship; prediction ability; total factor productivity; allocative efficiency; aggregate production function.;

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    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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