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Title:
IS EFFICIENCY SCORES FOR APPAREL AS A LABOR-INTENSIVE INDUSTRY VARY IN RELATION TO FIRM'S SIZE AND LOCATION?

Authors:
Ibrahim Mosaad Elatroush


Volume - 2 Issue - 4, Pages - 3118-3154

Abstract:
The aim of this paper is to examine whether efficiency scores for an Egyptian apparel industry, as an example of a labor-intensive industry, vary corresponding to firm's sizes and their location. Efficiency scores are predicted via an eight-year pooled data for a representative sample of 349 firms with different sizes and at various locations in which they are principally concentrated in four regions. Efficiency scores are estimated through stochastic frontier (SF) technique using a maximum likelihood estimates (MLEs) for both Cobb-Douglas and Translog production functions. Results disclose that a sort of great variation for firm's efficiency scores owing to their sizes and across regions. Moreover, results show that the impact of time-varying technique for efficiency score is clear in some firms, different sizes, and indistinct for other firms.

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[Elatroush, Ibrahim Mosaad. "IS EFFICIENCY SCORES FOR APPAREL AS A LABOR-INTENSIVE INDUSTRY VARY IN RELATION TO FIRM'S SIZE AND LOCATION?" International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.4 (2017): 3118-154. ]

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