Authors

David LimFollow

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1976

Keywords

Malaysia, Foreign corporation, Manufacturing, X-efficiency

DOI

10.2307/1924027

Abstract

It is often argued that foreign firms operating in less developed countries have greater X-efficiency than their local counterparts. However, little empirical evidence has been presented to substantiate this claim. This paper attempts to fill part of this gap, first, by presenting data on the level of capital utilisation in Malaysian and foreign firms in Malaysian manufacturing and, second, by testing the importance of X-efficiency in determining differences in the utilisation levels of the two categories of firms...

Source Publication

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Volume Number

58

Issue Number

2

ISSN

0034-6535

First Page

209

Last Page

217