Efficient Utilization of Resources in Manufacturing Firms

  • Md. Shakil Ahmed BRAC
  • Mohammed Ziaul Haider Khulna University


This study describes the optimality in resource utilization of the manufacturing firms in the south-west region of Bangladesh. A translog production function has been estimated to describe the input-output relationship. The large scale firms have the opportunity to substitute capital for labour for producing the same level of output. On the other hand, scarcity in capital leads to lower productivity of labour in medium and small firms. Therefore, an increase in capital may lead to an increase in labour productivity as well as output for these small and medium firms. The productive labour force may ensure proper utilization of the capital resources as well as the long run growth.

Author Biographies

Md. Shakil Ahmed, BRAC
Research Associate, Research and Evaluation Division
Mohammed Ziaul Haider, Khulna University
Professor and Head, Economics Discipline
How to Cite
Ahmed, M. S., & Haider, M. (2013). Efficient Utilization of Resources in Manufacturing Firms. Journal of Global Economy, 9(3), 182-196. Retrieved from http://www.rcssindia.org/jge/index.php/jge/article/view/308