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Author Mir Artigues, Pere.

Title Funds, flows, and time : an alternative approach to the microeconomic analysis of productive activities / Pere Mir-Artigues, Josep González-Calvet
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, [2007]
©2007
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- 1 Anatomy of the production process -- 1.1 Economic models of productive activities -- 1.2 Basics of the funds and flows model -- 1.2.1 Funds and flows -- 1.2.2 Self-reproductive goods -- 1.2.3 Stocks and services -- 1.3 Temporal components of the production process -- 1.4 The table of productive elements -- 1.4.1 Applied experiences -- 1.5 Representation of the elements of the production process -- 1.6 General properties of the elementary process -- 1.6.1 Divisibility -- 1.6.2 Homogeneity -- 1.6.3 Fragmentability -- 1.7 Limitations of the model -- 2 Productive deployments of elementary processes -- 2.1 Sequential production -- 2.1.1 Changing the sequential process -- 2.2 Parallel production -- 2.2.1 Parallel process with rigid time schedule -- 2.2.2 Non-rigid parallel activation -- 2.2.3 Parallel vs. functional process -- 2.3 Line production process -- 2.3.1 Line vs. parallel deployment -- 2.3.2 The Factory System -- 2.3.3 Forms of line manufacturing -- 2.3.4 Jumbled production flow -- 2.3.5 Batch production and the flexible manufacturing system -- 2.3.6 The moving assembly line -- 2.3.7 Continuous-flow process -- 3 Characteristics of line process -- 3.1 General conditions for line deployment -- 3.1.1 The problem and its generalisation -- 3.1.2 Line deployment and breakdown of the elementary process -- 3.2 Optimising the timing of the line process -- 3.2.1 Balancing automated lines -- 3.2.2 The line process and the specialisation of funds -- 3.3 The scale of the line process -- 3.3.1 Expanding the scale of production -- 3.3.2 Work teams and the pace of production -- 3.3.3 Synchronising the timing of the production process -- 3.3.4 Changing the production process -- 3.4 Indivisible funds -- 3.5 The production process and its size -- 4 The fund-flow model and the production function -- 4.1 The concept of production function -- 4.2 The process in line and the production function -- 5 The fund-flow model and service activities -- 5.1 Characterization of services -- 5.2 Modelling of transport operations -- 5.3 Fund-flow analysis of telecommunications -- 6 Costs -- 6.1 Cost and the deployment of the process -- 6.2 The cost and pace of production -- 6.3 Time efficiency and funds -- 6.4 Short-term plant costs and price determination -- 6.4.1 Cost and overtime -- 6.4.2 Cost and shifts -- 6.5 Economies of scale and indivisible funds -- 6.6 Cost and flexibility -- 6.7 Cost in services -- 6.8 Costs in software production -- 6.8.1 Costs of producing and reproducing software -- 6.8.2 Expanding the model of software costing -- 7 References -- Index -- Last Page
Summary "This book deals with concepts of microeconomic production theory, using the fund-flow model of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen as a basic reference. This long-neglected model allows for a representation of productive operations that incorporates the time dimension and can be easily accommodated to empirical application."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Production (Economic theory)
Microeconomics.
Flow of funds.
Form Electronic book
Author González Calvet, Josep.
ISBN 9783540712916
3540712917
9783540712909 (hbk.)
3540712909 (hbk.)