Determinants of entry into Malaysian palm oil refinery industry

Choo, Sze Yi and Alias Radam, and Azman Hassan, and Mad Nasir Shamsudin, (2018) Determinants of entry into Malaysian palm oil refinery industry. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 52 (2). pp. 209-217. ISSN 0127-1962


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The palm oil refinery industry continued to rise as Malaysia’s key trade, following the nation’s transitional economy in the early 1970s. Known as the workhorse of its industry, palm oil refinery began to boom with the early establishment of refineries in several states throughout east and west Malaysia. However, in recent years, it was reported that the establishment of licensed refineries in the country recorded a rise in numbers, and yet the companies did not step up into the market as planned. The issue of industrial competitiveness was put into question by the decreasing rate of new entrants. In this study, the logit model was adopted to identify entry-related factors in the industry. The prescribed period of study was set between 2005 and 2013, involving 52 firms in operation in the Malaysian palm oil refining industry, where their annual reports were obtained from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM). The empirical results implied that profit, distribution, marketing intensity, coupled with minimum efficient scale and growth were all significant and carried the correct coefficient signs.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Malaysian palm oil refinery industry; Determinants of entry; Logit model
Journal:Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
ID Code:19805
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