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Micro- and Macrodata of Firms : Statistical Analysis and International Comparison :  Statistical Analysis and International Comparison - Silvia Biffignandi

Micro- and Macrodata of Firms : Statistical Analysis and International Comparison

Statistical Analysis and International Comparison

By: Silvia Biffignandi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1999
ISBN: 9783790811438
Number Of Pages: 751

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In industrial countries there is a strong interest in the international comparison of business data regarding productivity efficiency and competitiveness. This volume presents methods for the statistical analysis of micro- and macrodata of firms and for an international comparison of the aggregates. Case studies referring to specific countries play an important role for the development of economic hypotheses that should be tested at the international level.

Foreword
Enterprise Groups
Exploring the Role of Acquisition in the Performance of Firms: Is the "Firm" the Right Unit of Analysis?p. 1
The Role of French and Foreign Enterprise Groups in the French Productive System Internationalizationp. 25
Enterprise Group: The French Methodology and Resultsp. 59
Integration of Information in Enterprise Groupsp. 69
Myths and Realities about Employment and SMES in France: The Role of Enterprise Groups (1984-1992)p. 81
International Comparison
International Comparability and Quality of Statisticsp. 125
Sample Dependence: Theoretical Aspects and Illustrationsp. 157
The Role of Technology in Manufacturing Employment and Productivity Growth: A Cross Country Micro Data Analysis of Japan and the United Statesp. 179
Quality Indicators for Statistical Surveysp. 205
Efficiency, Productivity, Innovation and other Factors
Dynamic Labour Demand Model for Heterogeneous Panelsp. 213
Productivity and Specificity in Factor Inputsp. 241
Is Maximal Efficiency Necessarily Optimal for Firms? A Panel Data Analysis of Firms Technical Efficiency within an Efficiency Wage Frameworkp. 263
Productivity, Competition, Financial Pressure and Corporate Governance - some Empirical Evidencep. 279
Changing Nature of Japanese Firm?: Technology Adoption, Organizational Structure and Human Resource Strategyp. 297
Parametric Estimation of Technical and Allocative Efficiencies and Productivity Changes: A Case Studyp. 319
Efficiency of the Italian Banking Sector Via a Parametric Approachp. 349
Analysis of Effects of Reconstructed Business Units on Employment and Productivity. Longitudinal Study using Synthetic Units of Finnish Manufacturingp. 373
Factors of Performance by Plant Generations. Some Findings from Finlandp. 391
Efficiency and Optimal Size Estimation with Panel Data: The Case of Business Service and Building Sector in Italyp. 425
Information Content of Balance Sheets for Quantitative Analysis of Industrial Districtsp. 441
Efficiency and Localisation: The Case of Italian Districtsp. 457
Groups, SME, and Territories: A Statistical Typology of the Local Industrial Structures in Francep. 487
Econometric Issues in the Analysis of Linked Worker-Employer Surveysp. 509
Dynamics of Italian Industrial Firms: Microeconomic Analysis of Performance and Labour Demand from 1989 to 1994p. 541
The Influence of Adjustment Costs on Labour Adjustment: An Analysis using Panel Data for Manufacturing Establishments in Lower Saxonyp. 571
Companies and Local Units: The Employment Trends in Francep. 587
Rank, Stock, Order and Epidemic Effects in the Diffusion of New Technologies in Italian Manufacturing Industriesp. 599
Problems of Competitiveness Indicatorsp. 623
Financing Constraints and Markups: Further Evidence Form Italian Firm Level Datap. 645
Measuring the Duration of Italian Enterprises on the European Market (1997)p. 661
Trend of the Tourist Flows in Italian Hotels: A Microeconomic Analysis during the Period 1990-95p. 685
Assessing Slacks Through a Nested Radial Approach in an FDH Reference Technologyp. 705
Unobserved Revenues Estimation for Homogeneous Agricultural Firms: An Econometric Modelling Approachp. 721
Task Force
Issues in Following Enterprises Through Timep. 745
Authors List and Addressesp. 769
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ISBN: 9783790811438
ISBN-10: 3790811432
Series: Contributions to Statistics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 751
Published: 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.99
Weight (kg): 1.09