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Efficiency Measurement of Malaysian Agriculture Firms

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Author(s): Zarehan Selamat | Zarehan Selamat

Journal: International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance
ISSN 2010-023X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Efficiency | productivity | agriculture | data envelopment analysis | Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
The government’s objectives for agricultural sector are to ensure food security, increase export earnings, and to improve productivity and competency. Given its importance role to the economy development, the present study aims to examine the efficiency and productivity level of selected agriculture firms in Malaysia. Precisely, this study will examine the efficiency of agricultural firms in Malaysia over the last 15 years period from 1995 to 2010 by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The results obtain from this study will help agriculture firms’ management and policy makers to determine how successful the agriculture firms is, especially in achieving efficiency and productivity, make efficient production decisions and also to determine areas in which improvement is needed.
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