Foreign presence and market concentration in Malaysian manufacturing industries

Radziah Adam, Noor Aini Khalifah

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This paper examines the relationship between foreign presence and market concentration and thus competition in the Malaysian manufacturing sector by looking at the determinants of foreign presence and market concentration respectively. Using a panel of aggregate 5-digit Malaysian manufacturing industries for 2001-04, different extents and proxies of foreign presence are utilized to test the hypothesis that higher foreign presence leads to more concentrated market. The single equation results show that foreign presence, in terms of fixed assets share, has no significant impact on increasing the level of market concentration, while higher foreign presence in an industry, in regards to both value added and employment shares, significantly contributes towards more concentrated markets. On the other hand, a highly concentrated market is also one of the significant determinants for all proxies of foreign presence. In both instances, the extent of foreign shareholdings does not matter as much as the types of proxy used to measure foreign presence. However, a system of four equations, including market concentration (under the Structure-Conduct-Performance framework) and foreign presence, estimated using Two-Stage Least Squares (2SLS) with fixed effects shows no significant evidence to support the existence of simultaneity between market concentration and foreign presence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages14
JournalJurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Manufacturing industries
Market concentration
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Manufacturing sector
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Value added
Fixed effects
Shareholding
Two-stage least squares
Industry

Keywords

  • Competition
  • Foreign presence
  • Market concentration

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Foreign presence and market concentration in Malaysian manufacturing industries. / Adam, Radziah; Khalifah, Noor Aini.

In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2012, p. 119-132.

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