Technical efficiency and its determinants in Gansu, West China
Sun, Sizhong (2006) Technical efficiency and its determinants in Gansu, West China. Asia Pacific Economic Papers, 355 . pp. 1-25.
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This paper analyses the technical efficiency problem in Gansu Province, West China, using firm-level cross-sectional data. Compared with previous studies, which mostly focus on industries, this paper focuses on a geographic area instead. By applying the stochastic frontier framework, this paper arrives at four major findings: first, resource-based firms are more technically efficient on average than non-resource-based firms; second, foreign investment is beneficial to the improvement of technical efficiency; third, there is no evidence that ownership affects the technical efficiency of firms in Gansu province; and fourth, bigger firms tend to operate with more technical efficiency than smaller firms.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|FoR Codes:||14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910203 Industrial Organisations @ 50%|
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910205 Industry Policy @ 50%
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