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Scale and scope the dynamics of industrial capitalism by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

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Published by Belknap Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Great Britain,
  • Germany

Subjects:

  • Big business -- United States -- History,
  • Big business -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Big business -- Germany -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [631]-732) and index.

StatementAlfred D. Chandler, Jr. with the assistance of Takashi Hikino.
ContributionsHikino, Takashi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD2356.U5 C44 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 760 p. :
Number of Pages760
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1155875M
ISBN 100674789954
LC Control Number94132234

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The Book of Scale In eons past came one of the gods upon the world of Norrath. Veeshan, Crystalline Dragon and ruler of the Plane of Sky, found this world pleasing and deposited her brood onto the frozen continent of Velious. With one swipe of her mighty claws, Veeshan opened several great wounds upon the surface of Norrath, staking her claim. The revenue of online retailers is decomposed into the contributions of product scope (the number of product categories) and product scale (average revenue per product category). During this period of rapid online sales growth, product scope dropped dramatically from an average of 59 product categories per firm in to 5 product categories. 30d Avg 90d Avg All Time Avg All Time Range # Seen? ±?? ±? ± 24 /   Economy of scope and economy of scale are two different concepts used to help cut a company's costs. Economies of scope focuses on the average total cost of Author: Steven Nickolas.