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Firm Efficiency in a Transition Economy: Evidence from Vietnam

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


The paper examines efficiency performance of the non-state small and medium manufacturing industries in a transitional and developing economy. Using firm level data in Vietnam from 1996 and 2001, cross-sectional models are estimated using the stochastic frontier method. The results show a considerable variation in efficiency levels among firms and that a greater use of family labor and a metropolitan location are associated with improvement in technical efficiency. The results indicate few...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Economic Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8381.2008.00268.x


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