• Abstract / Zusammenfassung
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Frontier models for measuring (in)efficiency
  • 3. Data and variable definitions
  • 4. Estimation results of the industry-specific frontier models
  • 5. Assessing the heterogeneity of technical efficiency within industries
  • 5.1 Graphical representation of the efficiency distribution curve
  • 5.2 Description of heterogeneity using an area measure
  • 5.3 Examples for selected industries
  • 6. Determinants of intra-industry heterogeneity of efficiency
  • 6.1 Theoretical considerations and hypotheses
  • 6.2 Econometric results
  • 7. Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix