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Size and Efficiency in African Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from Firm-Level Panel Data.

Abstract:

Three dimensions of the performance of firms in Ghana's manufacturing sector are investigated in this paper: their technology and the importance of technical and allocative efficiency. We show that the diversity of factor choices is not due to a nonhomothetic technology. Observable skills are not quantitatively important as determinants of productivity. Technical inefficiency is not lower in firms with foreign ownership or older firms and its dispersion across firms is similar to that found i...

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CSAE (University of Oxford)
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2002-01-01
Language:
English
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uuid:09ee0d58-3ba3-4cbd-b074-a1f316694662
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12688
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2011-08-15

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