We investigate the impact of organizational form on operational efficiency using a large sample covering manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in the United States over 30 years. We quantify operational efficiency using various measures, and find robust evidence that segments of diversified firms are operationally more efficient than their single-segment industry peers. The difference is more noticeable in industries where financing needs are high due to greater growth potential and where access to external markets is constrained due to higher information asymmetry.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics