The Economics of Multi-Plant Operation: An International Comparisons Study

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Why should manufacturing firms in many national industries maintain multiple small scale plants when they might produce the same output at a lower unit cost in a single large establishment? What specific benefits are attained through the operation of multiple plants? To address these questions, the authors conducted 125 in-depth interviews with businessmen actively involved in plant size and multi-plant operating decisions. They investigated the experience of twelve industries in six countries (West Germany, France, the ...

The Economics of Multi-Plant Operation: An International Comparisons Study 1975, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674233409

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