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Exploring Determinants of Productivity in Pakistani Manufacturing Firms

Jamal, Haroon (2018): Exploring Determinants of Productivity in Pakistani Manufacturing Firms.

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Abstract

This study examines the determinants of productivity among manufacturing firms in Pakistan using firm level data gathered in the World Bank Enterprise Survey of 2007. The research econometrically investigates the impact of various structural, organizational and technological characteristics of firms on the level of Total Factor Productivity (TFP).

Findings of The study suggest thatfactors which enhance the firms’ performance and level of productivity include; foreign ownership, use of information and communication technology, schooling of production workers, presence of labor welfare programs, access to international market and use of innovative production process. In contrast, unionization of workforce and power outages are negatively associated with TFP

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