Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/151091
Authors: 
Kritikos, Alexander S.
Schiersch, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2010
Citation: 
[Journal:] Weekly Report [ISSN:] 1860-3343 [Year:] 2010 [Volume:] 6 [Issue:] 16 [Pages:] 121-125
Abstract: 
The German mechanical engineering industry, dominated by medium-sized companies, is greatly successful - both on the domestic and on the international market. A first analysis conducted by DIW Berlin reveals that this success cannot be attributed to a better exploitation of potential efficiencies - mechanical engineering is about as efficient as other key sectors (for instance the chemical industry). In fact, despite their obvious success medium-sized mechanical engineering businesses have larger savings potential than bigger companies and even than smaller enterprises in this industry.
Subjects: 
Data envelopment analysis
German engineering firms
Efficiency
Firm size
JEL: 
C40
L60
Document Type: 
Article

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