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Economies of scale in the Swedish Sawmill Industry
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. (CAFO, Nationalekonomi och Statistik)
2003 (English)In: Journal of Forest Economics, ISSN 1104-6899, E-ISSN 1618-1530, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 169-179Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study, scale elasticity and optimal size of the Swedish sawmill industry is investigated.An input

distance function is used to compute scale elasticity. The result of the study shows that the average

scale elasticity is above 1, indicating existence of economies of scale in the industry. By comparing the

size of the average input – output vectors with the inefficiency adjusted input vector and the output

vector for scale efficient units, we could see that, in general, there are gains to be made by expansion.

However, some units may gain from becoming smaller.

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Urban & Fischer Verlag Published by Elsevier GmbH , 2003. Vol. 9, no 3, p. 169-179
Keywords [en]
Scale elasticity, Optimal Size, Parametric distance function
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Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13709DOI: 1078/1104-6899-00033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13709DiVA, id: diva2:433984
Available from: 2011-08-12 Created: 2011-08-12 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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