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The structure of competitive industry.

Author: E A G Robinson
Publisher: Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1959, ©1958]
Series: Cambridge economic handbooks.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A G Robinson
OCLC Number: 229252
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.
Series Title: Cambridge economic handbooks.

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