Inter-firm and intra-firm efficiency measures

A.G.J.M. Oude Lansink, E. Silva, S. Stefanou

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    Intra-firm efficiency involves computing a particular firm's efficiency degree over time relative to the firm-specific production frontier. Inter-firm efficiency reveals a particular firm's performance over time relative to the ``best practice frontier'' among the set of comparable firms. These efficiency measures are related by an inter-firm catch-up component reflecting differences in technology across firms. Those measures are estimated for Dutch pot-plant firms using the Generalized Maximum Entropy formalism. The empirical results suggest the inter-firm catch-up component is the major determinant of inter-firm efficiency.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)185-199
    JournalJournal of Productivity Analysis
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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