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Industrial structure and concentration in Malaysian manufacturing industry

Abdullah, Muhammad Ridhuan Bos and Abdul Jalil, Suhaila (2006) Industrial structure and concentration in Malaysian manufacturing industry. International Journal of Management Studies (IJMS), 13. pp. 83-101. ISSN 0127-8983

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The study uses econometric analysis; the least square method is used to determine factors that influence changes in the level of concentration of the 103 Malaysian manufacturing industries. The result shows that the concentration ratio of the Malaysian industries are rather high when compared with those in most other countries. At the same time our analysis reveals that competition in certain sectors of the Malaysian manufacturing industry have increased over time. Most importantly, the analysis supports the hypothesis that economies of scale are the major source of concentration. Other variables use in determining the industrial concentration is barriers to entry, the size of industry and foreign ownership.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concentration; Competition; Market power; Economies of scale; Entry barrier
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2010 07:26
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2010 07:26
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1086

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