Measurement of input-specific productivity growth with an application to the construction industry in Spain and Portugal

Magdalena Kapelko , Isabel Horta , Ana S. Camanho , Alfons Oude Lansink


Decision making in companies requires an assessment of the efficiency and productivity of individual inputs to provide insights into the scope for improvement of inputs׳ use. This paper estimates an input-specific Luenberger productivity growth indicator that can be decomposed to identify the contributions of input-specific technological change, technical efficiency change and scale efficiency change. These components for a specific input sum up to the aggregated indicators which are then compared with the traditional Luenberger indicator. The application focuses on panel data of Spanish and Portuguese construction firms over the period 2002–2011, accounting for three inputs: materials, labor and capital. The results show that aggregated productivity change and its components computed from the input-specific productivity indicator are different from those obtained using a traditional approach. The results also indicate that productivity change is negative for labor and capital for construction firms in both Spain and Portugal, while productivity change of materials is positive for Portugal and negative for Spain. Productivity decline is worse for capital in the Spanish construction firms, and for labor in Portugal
Author Magdalena Kapelko (MISaF / IZM / KL)
Magdalena Kapelko,,
- Katedra Logistyki
, Isabel Horta - [University of Porto]
Isabel Horta,,
- Universidade do Porto
, Ana S. Camanho - [University of Porto]
Ana S. Camanho,,
- Universidade do Porto
, Alfons Oude Lansink - Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR)
Alfons Oude Lansink,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Production Economics, ISSN 0925-5273, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.4
ASJC Classification2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; 1803 Management Science and Operations Research; 2002 Economics and Econometrics; 1400 General Business, Management and Accounting
Languageen angielski
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