Sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms

Wadud, Mokhtarul 2007, Sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms, Australian economic papers, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 254-281, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8454.2007.00318.x.

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Title Sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms
Author(s) Wadud, MokhtarulORCID iD for Wadud, Mokhtarul
Journal name Australian economic papers
Volume number 46
Issue number 3
Start page 254
End page 281
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 0004-900X
Summary This paper estimates the sources of productivity growth in Australian textile and clothing firms based on the Business Longitudinal Survey (BLS) from 1995 to 1998. Productivity growth estimates have been obtained for each sub-category of textile and clothing firms. Sources of growth in multifactor productivity (MFP) are examined with growth in technical efficiency and scale effects based on estimates of stochastic frontier production functions. Separate estimates of output growth have been compared with the productivity growth estimates for each of the product categories. MFP improved in all clothing firms and declined in textile firms over 1997–1998 by four-digit level of Australia New Zealand Standard Industrial classification Scheme (ANZSIC). MFP declined in most major categories of both textile and clothing firms in 1995–1997. Changes in technical efficiency mostly dominated scale effects in the overall direction of MFPG in both textile and clothing firms. The findings of the study provide evidence for policies for improving the firms' operative performance in the ongoing liberalised regime.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8454.2007.00318.x
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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