A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF SELECTED FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES IN MALAYSIA
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture (MJSA)
Author: Munshi Naser Ibne Afzal, Roger Lawrey, Mir Shatil Anaholy, Jhalak Gope
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance and change in the technical as well as technological efficiency in the total factor productivity of the 34 food processing industries in Malaysia, and to investigate the changes in their efficiency from 2009 to 2010 by applying two recent methods of data analysis, namely order-m and Malmquist productivity index. The results show that almost all industries have experienced an efficient technological contribution in their respective production functions, but there are wide dissimilarities in the technical efficiency of the organic composition of each industry. Also, there are variations in the change in efficiency scores from 2009 to 2010.