Accession Number:

ADA528529

Title:

Profiles of Regional Efficiency in Pakistan: Comparison of Public and Private Sector Manufacturing Firms

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In an examination of the relative efficiency of public and private firms in Pakistan it was found that public firms are more efficient than their private counterparts. This conclusion holds across a number of definitions of efficiency. The same picture develops across different parts of the country. These findings suggest that privatization per se is no panacea for increasing the countrys industrial output, particularly in the class of most efficient firms. While these findings do not imply a complete lack of opportunities for successful privatization in manufacturing, it appears that the process should proceed very carefully and on a case-by-case basis.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE