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Sumbangan productiviti keseluruhan terhadap pertumbuhan output industri skel kecil dan sederhana (IKS) di Malaysia

Ismail, Rahmah and Chai, Nyet Fung (2002) Sumbangan productiviti keseluruhan terhadap pertumbuhan output industri skel kecil dan sederhana (IKS) di Malaysia. Analisis, 9 (1&2). pp. 77-99. ISSN 0127-8983

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In Malaysia, small and medium-scale industries (SMls) comprise about 90 per cent of the total manufacturing establishments. However contribution of SMIs to the manufacturing value added is quite low at about 26 per cent. This is partly attributed to low level of productivity and effciency and less capability of SMIs to gain economies of scale. In this respect, SMIs cannot merely rely on physical inputs like capital and labour in the course to raise their value added but must enhance the contribution of total factor productivity (TFP). TFP refers to a gain in additional output as a result of enhncement in firms' eficiency.An increase in the contribution of TFP will lead a decrease in cost of production and hence, firm will be more competitive. This article attempts to analyse to what extent TFP growth contributes to SMIs' output growth. Analysis in this article separates SMls by size, namely, small-scale industry (SSIs) and medium- scale industries (MSIs).In each industrial size, the analysis will compare TFP contribution by sub-industries. Analysis is based on the six selected sub-industries, namely, food, beverage, wood-based, chemical, rubber-based and non-metallic mineral products. The data for the analysis is obtained from the Manufacturing Industrial Survey, Department of Statistics, Malaysia for the period of 1981-1994. Analysis is based on the estimation results of the production function using stochastic frontier approach, whereby TFP is divided into two parts, namely, technical eficiency and technological progress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: small and medium-scale industries (SMIs), total factor productivity,technical efficiency, technological progress, output growth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2010 03:04
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2010 03:04

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