Accession Number : AD0600966

Title :   AN ADAPTIVE PRODUCTION FUNCTION AND ITS ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Levy,Ferdinand Katz

Report Date : APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : This thesis presents an economic production function of the firm which is more compatible than the present theory with the observed phenomenon of firm progress or learning. The function was used in carrying out the typical economic analysis of the fyrm and shown to be helpful in some management science applications. Factors influencing the learning rate or the speed of adptation of the firm to a given production function were investigated with particular attention paid to how the firm can influence these factors. Actual examples are used in this context for illustrative purposes. Finally, this thesis turns its attention to some economic questions involving the relationships among training, adaptation, and the labor supply function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, ECONOMICS), (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS), (*ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, LABOR, SALARIES, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE