The Impact of Operational Efficiency on the Future Performance of Indian Manufacturing Firms

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International Journal of Economics a nd Finance

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This study investigated the relationship between changes in operational efficiency and changes in future performance of Indian manufacturing firms applying a correlational research design. A sample of 244 firms was selected from the top 500 companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) for a period of five years (from 2008–2012). The findings of this study indicate that changes in operational efficiency play a role in the future performance of Indian manufacturing firms. This study contributes to the literature on the factors that cause changes in firms’ future performance. The findings may be useful for financial managers, operations managers, investors, financial management consultants, and other stakeholders.