Firm-specific knowledge and technical efficiency of watch and clock manufacturing firms in China

@inproceedings{Wua2007FirmspecificKA,
  title={Firm-specific knowledge and technical efficiency of watch and clock manufacturing firms in China},
  author={Zai Bin Wua and Godfrey Yeungc and Vincent Mokd and Zhaozhou Hane},
  year={2007}
}
  • Zai Bin Wua, Godfrey Yeungc, +1 author Zhaozhou Hane
  • Published 2007
This paper tests whether firm-specific knowledge in terms of capital intensity, product differentiation, and research and development contribute to an improvement in firm efficiency. Based on a representative dataset from the watch and clock industry in southern China, the technical efficiency is estimated using a non-parametric data envelopment analysis approach. Through a Tobit model, we investigate whether a firm’s specific knowledge influences its efficiency. The results suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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