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dc.contributor.authorBadunenko, Olegen_US
dc.contributor.authorFritsch, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorStephan, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T13:19:49Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T13:19:49Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27299-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the factors that explain the level and dynamics of manufacturing firm productive efficiency. In our empirical analysis, we use a unique sample of about 39,000 firms in 256 industries from the German Cost Structure Census over the years 1992-2005. We estimate the efficiencies of the firms and relate them to firm-specific and environmental factors. We find that (1) about half the model's explanatory power is due to industry effects, (2) firm size accounts for another 20 percent, and (3) location of headquarters explains approximately 15 percent. Interestingly, most other firm characteristics, such as R&D intensity, outsourcing activities, or the number of owners, have extremely little explanatory power. Surprisingly, our findings suggest that higher R&D intensity is associated with being less efficient, though higher R&D spending increases a firm's efficiency over time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 775en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.jelL10en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFrontier analysisen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeterminants of efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordindustry effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm sizeen_US
dc.subject.stwVerarbeitendes Gewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwKostenstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwBrancheen_US
dc.subject.stwStandorten_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Forschungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWhat drives the productive efficiency of a firm? The importance of industry, location, R&D, and sizeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571520472en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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