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Ländliche Industrialisierung, regionaler technologischer Dualismus und X-Faktoren
Eine Untersuchung amBeispiel der Verarbeitenden Industrie Mexikos
Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 100 (1980), Iss. 6 : pp. 591–613
This study aims at showing that production functions are misspecified, if they are applied to the industrial sector of LDCs with severe interregional disparities (as e.g. Mexico) without allowing for possible interregional parameter differences (regional technological dualism). Estimates show that the technical efficiency parameter for rural and for less developed areas frequently is lower than that for urban and for more developed areas, while the opposite holds for the scale elasticity parameter. Inter-establishment differences in the endowment with human capital and with nonconventional factors (X-factors) can be regarded as the reason for this. More detailed knowledge of the modus operandi of these factors could open an approach towards a more efficient promotion of rural industrialization.