A comparative analysis of the efficiency and productivity of selected food processing industries in Malaysia

Afzal, Munshi Naser Ibne and Lawrey, Roger and Anaholy, Mir Shatil and Gope, Jhalak (2018) A comparative analysis of the efficiency and productivity of selected food processing industries in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 2 (1). pp. 19-28. ISSN 2521-2931

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance and change in the technical as well as technological
efficiency in the total factor productivity of the 34 food processing industries in Malaysia, and to investigate the
changes in their efficiency from 2009 to 2010 by applying two recent methods of data analysis, namely order-m and
Malmquist productivity index. The results show that almost all industries have experienced an efficient
technological contribution in their respective production functions, but there are wide dissimilarities in the
technical efficiency of the organic composition of each industry. Also, there are variations in the change in efficiency scores from 2009 to 2010.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Article made available according to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 03:05
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malmquist Productivity Index, order-m, technical efficiency, technological efficiency, total factor productivity, organic composition
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.26480/mjsa.01.2018.19.28
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33710

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