Assessing the Relationships between Private Investment, Employment and Output in the Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia

Noor Al-Huda Abdul Karim, Khoo Yin Yin


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influences of private investment inflows on employment and output across manufacturing industries. The study covered a time period from 1980 to 2010 for the variable of private investment inflows and from 1981 to 2011 for the variables of employment and output. There were seven cross-section units to represent seven categories of industries for the analysis. Using a regression technique, the estimated coefficients private investment flows had statistically significant influences on the levels of employment and output. Using Pearson Correlation technique, there was a positive correlation between employment and output. Private investments are encouraged to accelerate output growth and employment enhancement in the sector.

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