Construction firm’s efficiency in Malaysia

Zahariah Sahudin and Wan Mansor Wan Mahmood and Zaidi Isa and Aminah Shari (2015) Construction firm’s efficiency in Malaysia. Labuan e-Journal of Muamalat and Society, 9. pp. 26-35. ISSN 2672-7390

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Construction firms in Malaysia have seen a strong growth. It has indicated being a potential as contributor to the nation’s GDP. Records have also indicated that Shariah compliant organization have sustained resilience in various economic challenges. Therefore, this paper examines the technical efficiency of Shariah-compliant construction firms in Malaysia for the year between 2002 through 2011. Using Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA) with one output (profit) and four inputs (labour costs, physical capital, financial capital and current asset) the results indicated that average technical efficiency is 55.59%, an indication of input waste of 44.41%, in terms of labour, financial capital, physical capital and current assets in producing an output. The mean efficiency achieved implies that the Shariah-construction industry is far from realizing 100% of its potential output. The findings are relevant to the ongoing debate on the issue of inefficiency of Shariah-compliant firm in realizing optimal output. The results suggest that in emerging economies like Malaysia, full efficiency will generate industrial growth which in turn will contribute to the nation economic growth.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Efficiency , Shariah-compliant , Construction Firms , Stochastic Frontier Approach , Malaysia
Subjects: ?? HD28 ??
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial management > HD61 Risk in industry. Risk management
Department: SCHOOL > Labuan School of International Business and Finance
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 22:02
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 22:02

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