Production Inefficiency In Small And Medium Industries: A Study Of Bakery Firms In Malaysia

Shazali Abu, Mansor and Alias, Radam (2000) Production Inefficiency In Small And Medium Industries: A Study Of Bakery Firms In Malaysia. International Journal of Business and Society, 1 (1). pp. 95-102. ISSN 1511-6670

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Abstract

Contemporary empirical works on efficiency have focused considerably on the overall effects of productivity. Few have attempted decomposing efficiency effects of productivity. While aggregate studies are useful, efforts to unbundle efficiency effects can offer important insights into the sources of productivity. This not only assists in allowing a better understanding of the role of economic agents, but also in policy making. Using prevailing models of technical and scale-based efficiencies, this paper attempts to examine the dynamics of productivity growth in small and medium scale industries (SMIs). It also compares the composition as well as the overall efficiency of SMIs and large scale industries (LIs). A case study was conducted on the bakery industry in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: small industries, firm, productivity, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 06:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 06:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/9235

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