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Patenting and Technical Efficiency of Manufacturing Firm in India: Evidence from Medium and High Technology Firms

  • Sunil KumarEmail author
  • Ruchi Sharma
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


The paper discusses the impact of patenting on technical efficiency of 489 high and medium-technology firms in India using firm level data for the period 2000–2010. Present study estimates technical efficiency based on group frontier as well as meta-frontier approach. The study employs relatively new source of data particularly in the context of India, firm level patent granted, that has not been explored earlier. The study finds that majority of Indian firms though suboptimal but has improved their efficiency during the study period. We also find an evidence of the impact of patenting on the technical efficiency of firms whereas R&D expenditure has little impact.


Data Envelopment Analysis Technical Efficiency Efficiency Score Foreign Firm Domestic Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business Studies and Social SciencesChrist UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of TechnologyIndoreIndia

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