• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Work Patterns and Capital Utilisation: An International Comparative Study (Paperback)
  • Work Patterns and Capital Utilisation: An International Comparative Study (Paperback)
zoom

Work Patterns and Capital Utilisation: An International Comparative Study (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
£69.99
Paperback 395 Pages / Published: 11/01/2013
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Edmond Malinvaud This book provides a most welcome survey of what statisticians and economists know about an aspect of production that is difficult to precisely characterize but matters a lot for both its importance on economic performance and its social implications. That such a survey is timely cannot be overemphasized; the point is well argued in the introduction to the book, which shows how discussions of the last decades stressed the importance of capital operating time as an economic variable in a series of distinct but interrelated topics, from growth theory to employment policies. Nowadays still more than ever in the past, production not only requires capital as well as labour but also depends on varied and complex forms of work organization, which tie more or less closely to one another the uses of the two main factors. In industry and services labour needs many pieces of capital for efficient production, some operating permanently others assisting when needed. Many, even among the most modem equipments, cannot well function without constant guidance or control by human labour. The cost of interrupting some industrial processes is so high as to impose continuous operation. The timing for the provision of many services has to be patterned in accordance with the rhythms of activities or requirements of those demanding these services, and so on. This interplay is so complex that its particularities were, and still are most often, fully neglected in statistical information and in economic analysis.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401736961
Number of pages: 395
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

You may also be interested in...

Happiness Around the World
Added to basket
The Worldly Philosophers
Added to basket
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Added to basket
The Wealth of Nations
Added to basket
Small is Beautiful
Added to basket
The Essential Keynes
Added to basket
Wealth of Nations
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How Much is Enough?
Added to basket
Wealth And Poverty Of Nations
Added to basket
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Added to basket
Conspicuous Consumption
Added to basket
The Wealth Of Nations
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.