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Does hiring a manager improve efficiency – owner vs. non-owner management control of rice mills
Journal of economic studies
PurposeIn this study, the impact of owner-operator and non-owner operator rice mills on productive efficiency is investigated.Design/methodology/approachPrimary data collected from a survey of 111 rice mills in the Mwea region of Kenya are used. A metafrontier approach is employed to measure overall technical efficiency which is decomposed into managerial and organisational efficiency.FindingsThe results reveal no significant difference in overall technical and managerial efficiency betweendoi:10.1108/jes-12-2021-0605 fatcat:jmym332xzndlrejx74idzdda5u