A metafrontier production function for estimation of technical efficiencies and technology gaps for firms operating under different technologies

Battese, George E., Rao, D. S. Prasada and O'Donnell, Christopher J. (2004) A metafrontier production function for estimation of technical efficiencies and technology gaps for firms operating under different technologies. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 21 1: 91-103. doi:10.1023/B:PROD.0000012454.06094.29

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Author Battese, George E.
Rao, D. S. Prasada
O'Donnell, Christopher J.
Title A metafrontier production function for estimation of technical efficiencies and technology gaps for firms operating under different technologies
Journal name Journal of Productivity Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-562X
1573-0441
Publication date 2004-01-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/B:PROD.0000012454.06094.29
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 91
End page 103
Total pages 13
Editor R. A. Sickles
Place of publication USA
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
340402 Econometric and Statistical Methods
720404 Productivity
Abstract This paper presents a metafrontier production function model for firms in different groups having different technologies. The metafrontier model enables the calculation of comparable technical efficiencies for firms operating under different technologies. The model also enables the technology gaps to be estimated for firms under different technologies relative to the potential technology available to the industry as a whole. The metafrontier model is applied in the analysis of panel data on garment firms in five different regions of Indonesia, assuming that the regional stochastic frontier production function models have technical inefficiency effects with the time-varying structure proposed by Battese and Coelli ( 1992).
Keyword Business
Economics
Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods
Metafrontier
Technical Efficiency
Technology Gap
Indonesia Garment Industry
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This Special Issue of the Journal of Productivity Analysis contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis celebrated in September 2001 in Oviedo (Spain)

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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School of Economics Publications
 
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