Firm size and performance of manufacturing enterprises in P.R. China : the case of Shanghai's manufacturing industries

Kong Wing, Clement CHOW, Ka Yiu M. FUNG

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    Abstract

    This paper studies the relationship between firm size and technical efficiency of manufacturing enterprises in Shanghai's manufacturing sector from 1989 to 1992. Although our empirical results show that technical efficiency is increasing in the firm size, the group of the smallest enterprises (0-99 workers) have very high technical efficiency. The group of enterprises with size of 100-249.9 workers have the lowest technical efficiency while the largest size (1000 workers or above) group usually have the highest technical efficiency. Finally, technical efficiency computed from net industrial product has large upward biases compared with that computed from gross industrial product.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-298
    Number of pages12
    JournalSmall Business Economics
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1997

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    In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 01.06.1997, p. 287-298.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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