Polder, Michael and Veldhuizen, Erik and Bergen, Dirk van den and Pijll, Eugène van der (2009): Micro and macro indicators of competition: comparison and relation with productivity change.
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This paper investigates competition in the Dutch manufacturing sector. We look at various indicators that have been used throughout the literature and relate these to productivity growth. Moreover, where possible, the indicators and productivity growth are calculated at both the firm and industry level. This enables us to investigate differences in competition and in its relation with productivity for both aggregation levels. Our results indicate that contemporaneous competition is associated with lower productivity, while lagged competition is positively associated with productivity. This finding is consistent between micro and macro, and robust over the various indicators and industries. The results are consistent with the idea that firms first experience negative effects of changes in competition and need time to adjust, while in the period after adjustment productivity rises again.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Micro and macro indicators of competition: comparison and relation with productivity change|
|Keywords:||competition, productivity change, growth accounts, Production Statistics, micro-macro|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D24 - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing
|Depositing User:||Michael, J.M. Polder|
|Date Deposited:||29. Nov 2009 12:38|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:46|
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