Productivity, Prices, and Profitability: A Case Study of Apsrtc

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 46 & 47, pp. 4392-4396

19 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2004

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Sanjay Kumar Singh

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Abstract

In this paper, the link between productivity, prices, and profitability are examined for Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) using its annual data from 1979-80 to 1999-00. We find that, by and large, productivity gains achieved by APSRTC are being passed through to customers. However, the data reveal a significant change in the pattern during the 1990s, particularly from 1995-96 onwards. During these periods, on an average, productivity of APSRTC declined, whereas its input factor prices compared to output prices increased significantly. This has resulted in deterioration of its financial condition.

Keywords: Profitability, productivity, bus transport company

JEL Classification: L92, M20, R40

Suggested Citation

Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Productivity, Prices, and Profitability: A Case Study of Apsrtc. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 46 & 47, pp. 4392-4396. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=572361

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