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Malmquist Indexes of Productivity Change in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries

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Department of Business Administration, College of Science and Humanities at Alghat, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah 11952, Saudi Arabia
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Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 758307, Vietnam
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Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 758307, Vietnam
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Sustainability 2020, 12(4), 1367; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041367
Received: 13 December 2019 / Revised: 4 February 2020 / Accepted: 5 February 2020 / Published: 13 February 2020
This research aims to investigate the extent and nature of productivity growth in manufacturing industries using nonparametric frontier techniques. In order to decompose the total factor productivity (TFP) into technical efficiency change and technological change we use the output-oriented Malmquist productivity index method for 34 Tunisian manufacturing industries over the period 2002–2016. The results indicated that TFP has witnessed an average growth of two percent over the period 2002–2016. The productivity growth identified was attributed to the improvements in the technology (or frontier-shift) rather than improvements or changes in the efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: data envelopment analysis method; productivity index of Malmquist; Tunisia; manufacturing industry data envelopment analysis method; productivity index of Malmquist; Tunisia; manufacturing industry
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Zrelli, H.; Alsharif, A.H.; Tlili, I. Malmquist Indexes of Productivity Change in Tunisian Manufacturing Industries. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1367.

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