Examination and control of the efficiency of enterprises operating within the health care sector

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Alexandra Szekeres ORCID logo, Ildikó Orbán ORCID logo


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In the scope of our research, the efficiency of companies operating in the health care sector and the correlation between efficiency indicators and macroeconomic indicators were examined. One of the research questions is how the efficiency indicators of companies applying IFRS will develop during the analysed period. The other research question is whether and to what extent changes in individual macroeconomic indicators affect the efficiency of companies. It was an important consideration regarding the analysed companies that their consolidated annual statements are prepared in accordance with International IFRS. In addition, the selected sample was narrowed to companies of 5 countries within the European Union. The efficiency indicators of the companies were presented by creating quartiles and preparing descriptive statistics. When presenting the efficiency indicators, specifics of the IFRS accounting system depending on the content of the indicator were highlighted. Then it was examined, whether and to what extent the efficiency indicators are affected by the changes in macroeconomic indicators. This analysis was conducted using the Stata statistical system and applying random linear panel regression. As a result of the study, it can be concluded that the development of macroeconomic indicators has no effect on the efficiency indicators, their impact can only be measured in a complex sense.

Keywords: IFRS, Efficiency, Health Care Sector, Macro Economy

Authors’ individual contribution: Writing – Review & Editing – A.S.; Project Administration – I.O.

Acknowledgements: The publication is supported by the Debrecen Venture Catapult Program, EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00022 project. The project is co-financed by the European Union and the European Social Fund.

JEL Classification: E24, M40

Received: 31.07.2019
Accepted: 21.11.2019
Published online: 22.11.2019

How to cite this paper: Szekeres, A., & Orbán, I. (2019). Examination and control of the efficiency of enterprises operating within the health care sector [Special issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(1), 173-182. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv17i1siart2