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Contribution of productivity and firm size to value-added: Evidence from Vietnam

Tran, Bich Thi; Kompas, Thomas; Grafton, Quentin


A new indexing method is developed to decompose the contributions of productivity, prices and firm size to a firm's value-added. The method introduces an error term into the decomposition equation to capture measurement biases which are caused by using the deflator instead of the observed price and all other sorts of measurement error. An application of the method is given using private small and medium manufacturing firm level data in Vietnam from 1996 and 2001. The error index decomposition...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Production Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.05.025


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