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Mehrbani V. Competition and Productivity Evolutions in Industry Sector. QJER 2012; 12 (1) :171-192
URL: http://ecor.modares.ac.ir/article-18-8937-en.html
Ph.D. Student of Economics, University of Tehran
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The importance of productivity has made it to be one of the most serious discussions in industrial organizing. In economic literature, however, there are some arguments on the role of market structure in productivity changes. While some theorists point out that more competition leads to higher productivity, others believe that monopoly environment would be more efficient. This study examines the effect of competition- that is measured by the number of firms- on labor productivity in the Iranian industries. Using the panel data from the firms hiring 10 employees or more, the results suggest that monopoly and private ownership provide a more suitable environment for reaching higher productivity.
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Received: 2010/09/8 | Accepted: 2011/05/15 | Published: 2012/05/6

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