Determining the sources of growth of the cement industry in Iraq (analytical study for the period 1990-2014)

  • Sawsan Ali Mahmood
Keywords: cement industry, CES, growth sources., صناعة الاسمنت ، دالة انتاج المرونة الثابتة للإحلال ، مصادر نمو.

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the sources of growth of the cement industry in Iraq for the period 1990-2014 and to indicate the nature of the technological progress used in it. To achieve this objective we have built an econometric model, by adapting the production function constant elasticity for substitution, using multiple regression, and enforcement, SPSS program, and using the ordinary least squares method (OLS). The results showed that quantitative factors (labour and capital) are the main sources of growth the cement industry in Iraq, and the qualitative factors (technological progress) did not contribute effectively to achieve this growth. And that the production techniques adopted in the cement industry in Iraq are labour intensive we recommend to raise the level of technology used in this industry and creating the cadres capable of dealing with this advanced technology, which requires changing some aspects of educational systems in the direction of vocational education.

 

Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Mahmood, S. (2019) “Determining the sources of growth of the cement industry in Iraq (analytical study for the period 1990-2014)”, Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, 25(116), pp. 164-180. doi: 10.33095/jeas.v25i116.1793.
Section
Economics Researches