Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63833
Authors: 
Böckerman, Petri
Maliranta, Mika
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1038
Abstract: 
Despite a rapidly expanding theoretical and empirical literature emphasising the role of incessant intra-industry restructuring in productivity growth, few studies have gone beyond the framework of the representative firm in examining convergence or divergence in regional productivity. We use unique longitudinal plant-level data over a long period of time and apply a useful variant of productivity decomposition methods to study differences in productivity-enhancing restructuring within manufacturing industries among Finnish regions. Long-lasting differences in industry productivity growth between Southern and Eastern Finland can be attributed to the “creative destruction” components of productivity growth, mainly to the between and entry components.
Subjects: 
Productivity
Efficiency
Micro-level restructuring
Convergence
Divergence
JEL: 
O12
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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