Title

Firm size and performance of manufacturing enterprises in P.R. China : the case of Shanghai's manufacturing industries

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Small Business Economics

Publication Date

6-1997

Volume

9

Issue

3

First Page

287

Last Page

298

Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between firm size and technical efficiency of manufacturing enterprises in Shanghai's manufacturing sector from 1989 to 1992. Although our empirical results show that technical efficiency is increasing in the firm size, the group of the smallest enterprises (0-99 workers) have very high technical efficiency. The group of enterprises with size of 100-249.9 workers have the lowest technical efficiency while the largest size (1000 workers or above) group usually have the highest technical efficiency. Finally, technical efficiency computed from net industrial product has large upward biases compared with that computed from gross industrial product.

DOI

10.1023/A:1017934928430

Print ISSN

0921898X

E-ISSN

15730913

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers

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Recommended Citation

Chow, C. K. W., & Fung, M. K. Y. (1997). Firm size and performance of manufacturing enterprises in P.R. China: The case of Shanghai's manufacturing industries. Small Business Economics, 9(3), 287-298.