Growth of Factor Productivity in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry at Provincial Level

Regional Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 213-223, 2005

Posted: 11 Jun 2005

See all articles by Metin Karadag

Metin Karadag

Ege University - Department of Economics

A. Ozlem Onder

Ege University - Department of Economics

Ertugrul Deliktas

Ege University - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper estimates the total factor productivity (TFP) change of the private and public sectors in the Turkish manufacturing industry in the selected provinces for 1990-98. It uses data envelopment analysis to compute Malmquist productivity indices decomposed into two components, namely efficiency change and technical change. The results show that many of the provinces show improvement in TFP on average for the public sector, while in the private sector. only half the provinces show growth in TFP. Overall evidence of catching up can be observed only in the private sector. The results also reveal that technical progress plays the main role in productivity growth.

Keywords: Total factor productivity, data envelopment analysis, Malmquist productivity index, Turkish manufacturing industry, private and public sectors, regional performance

JEL Classification: C43, D24, L60, R00

Suggested Citation

Karadag, Metin and Onder, A. Ozlem and Deliktas, Ertugrul, Growth of Factor Productivity in the Turkish Manufacturing Industry at Provincial Level. Regional Studies, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 213-223, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=740165

Metin Karadag (Contact Author)

Ege University - Department of Economics ( email )

Bornova, Izmir 35040
Turkey
+90 232 388 4000/1951 (Phone)
+90 232 373 4194 (Fax)

A. Ozlem Onder

Ege University - Department of Economics ( email )

Bornova, Izmir 35040
Turkey
+90 232 343 40 00/5287 (Phone)
+90 232 3734194 (Fax)

Ertugrul Deliktas

Ege University - Department of Economics ( email )

Bornova, Izmir 35040
Turkey

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
948
PlumX Metrics