Using financial factors to investigate productivity: An empirical study in Taiwan

Liang Hsuan Chen, Shu Yi Liaw, Yeong Shin Chen

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Since a firm's management performance can be evaluated in terms of financial ratios, efficient management using financial factors is proposed as the key element for upgrading a firm's productivity. Investigates productivity in terms of certain financial factors of large-scale manufacturing firms in Taiwan. First determines several influential financial factors using factor analysis. Based on these factors, employs fuzzy clustering approaches to categorize the manufacturing firms into several patterns with distinct characteristics of financial factors. Using the characteristics of productivity and financial factors for each pattern, makes two kinds of analysis, and proposes some suggestions to improve the firms' productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalIndustrial Management and Data Systems
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Industrial relations
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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