Human capital and productive efficiency of Senegalese companies: an estimation trough the stochastic border approach

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Abdramane SOW

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In this paper, we studied the productive efficiency of Senegalese companies; a source of economic growth and development. These education providing companies in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors mainly contribute to the value added, gross domestic product and employment and contribute to social cohesion. To measure this, we used the stochastic approach proposed by BATTESE & COELLI (1995) to analyze the productive efficiencies of traditional and modern companies in Senegal. The objective of this study is to assess their efficiency based of the control variables that characterize them. Such variables include transport expenditure, fixed investment, technology expenditure, company experience, company manager's level of education, and employees ‘level of human capital. It also examines the impact of company size, company status, and the origin of capital on the firms’ efficiency.

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