The structure of competitive industry.


[Rev.. Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1959, ©1958] .

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Subjects Industries.
Series Cambridge economic handbooks.
Description 156 pages 19 cm.
Contents The Meaning oflndustrial Efficiency -- Some Difficulties of Definition -- THE OPTIMUM FIRM -- The Concept of the Optimum Firm -- The Division of Labour and the Size of the Optimum Technical Unit -- The Integration of Processes -- Vertical Disintegration -- The Economy of the Large Machine -- The Balance of Processes -- Economies of Massed Reserves -- Economies through the Large Organisation -- Economies through Standardisation -- The Trend of Size -- The Relation of the Optimum Technical Unit to the Optimum Firm -- THE OPTIMUM MANAGERIAL UNIT -- Managerial Division of Labour -- Further Economies of Large Managements -- The Limits to the Gains of Large Management -- The Problem of Co-ordination -- The Advantages of Small Managements -- The Importance of Individuals -- Does Management Set a Limit? -- THE OPTIMUM FINANCIAL UNIT -- The Borrowing Powers of Firms -- Methods and Rates of Growth -- The Inftuence of Forms of Organisation upon Enterprise -- The Advantages of the Large Financial Unit -- Does Finance Set a Limit? -- THE OPTIMUM MARKETING UNIT -- The Scope of Marketing Efficiency -- The Economies of Large Scale Buying -- Sales Costs and a Difficulty of Analysis -- The Economies of Large Scale Selling -- Vertical Disintegration in Selling -- Common Marketing Economies -- Marketing Costs and the Optimum Firm -- THE INFLUENCE OF RISKS AND FLUCTUATIONS -- The Effects of Risk and _Fluctuations -- Permanent Changes of Demand -- Cyclical Variations of Demand -- A Digression on Short Period Price -- The Readjustment of Industry -- The Effects of Curtailment of Output on Efficiency and Survival -- Seasonal Variations of Demand -- Erratic Variations of Demand -- Combination and Risk -- Technical Progress and Risk -- Spreading Risks -- THE RECONCILIATION OF DIFFERING OPTIMA -- The Problem of Reconciliation -- Vertical Disintegration -- Further Devices for Reconciliation -- THE PROBLEM OF GROWTH -- The Cost of Growth -- The Discontinuity of Increases of Efficiency -- Expansion and Combination -- Types of Vertical Integration -- Lateral Integration -- The Multi-Product Firm -- THE OPTIMUM INDUSTRY -- The Relation of Cost to the Scale of the Industry -- The Limits to Increases of Efficiency -- The Mobility of Economies -- THE LOCATION OF PRODUCTION (1) NATIONAL -- Costs of Transport and Location -- The Influence of Cheap Supplies of Factors of Production -- Large Scale Production and Location -- Degrees of Industrial Concentration -- The Influence of the Market -- THE LOCATION OF PRODUCTION (2) INTERNATIONAL -- The Assumption of Immobility -- The International Division of Labour -- The Problem of Interference -- Infant Industries -- The Employment Argument -- The Key Industry Argument -- The Cost of Protection -- INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY -- The Scope of Intervention -- The Coercion of the Consumer -- Intervention to Mitigate the Severity of Competition -- Competition or Control? -- The Importance of Scale.
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(OCoLC)229252
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