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

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Silvia Biffignandi
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 751 pages
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.
 

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Contents

ENTERPRISE GROUPS
1
THE ROLE OF FRENCH AND FOREIGN ENTERPRISE GROUPS
25
THE FRENCH METHODOLOGY
59
MYTHS AND REALITIES ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AND SMES
81
INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
125
THEORETICAL ASPECTS
155
THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING
179
QUALITY INDICATORS FORSTATISTICAL SURVEYS
205
FACTORS OF PERFORMANCE BY PLANT GENERATIONS SOME
391
EFFICIENCY AND OPTIMAL SIZE ESTIMATION WITH PANEL
425
INFORMATION CONTENT OF BALANCE SHEETS
440
THE CASE OF ITALIAN
457
A STATISTICAL TYPOLOGY
487
ECONOMETRIC ISSUES IN THE ANALYSIS OF LINKED
509
THE INFLUENCE OF ADJUSTMENT COSTS ON LABOUR
570
THE EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
587

EFFICIENCY PRODUCTIVITY INNOVATION
212
PRODUCTIVITY AND SPECIFICITY IN FACTOR INPUTS
241
IS MAXIMAL EFFICIENCY NECESSARILY OPTIMAL FOR FIRMS2
263
PRODUCTIVITY COMPETITION FINANCIAL PRESSURE
279
TECHNOLOGY
297
PARAMETRIC ESTIMATION OF TECHNICAL AND ALLOCATIVE
319
EFFICIENCY OF THE ITALIAN BANKING SECTOR VIA
349
ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF RECONSTRUCTED BUSINESS UNITS
373
RANK STOCK ORDER AND EPIDEMIC EFFECTS IN
598
PROBLEMS OF COMPETITIVENESS INDICATORS
623
FURTHER
645
MEASURING THE DURATION OF ITALIAN ENTERPRISES
661
ASSESSING SLACKS THROUGH A NESTED RADIAL APPROACH
705
UNOBSERVED REVENUES ESTIMATION FOR HOMOGENEOUS
721
TASK FORCE
745
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