Productivity Improvement Through Innovations In Performance Appraisal
- INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY COMPARISONS. van Ark, Bart; Timmer, Marcel // De Economist (0013-063X);Mar2002, Vol. 150 Issue 1, p95
Compares the international productivity growth levels. Estimation on the productivity level for individual industries; Relationship between productivity and competitiveness; Discussion on the measures assisting policymakers and business in benchmarking the productivity performance of industries.
- Uncertainty in Production and the Competitive Firm: Comment. Pope, Rulon D.; Just, Richard E. // Southern Economic Journal;Jan78, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p669
The behavior of the competitive firm operating under conditions of uncertain service flows from factors of production was recently analyzed in this journal by Ratti and Ullah . They found that, assuming factor service flows are randomly proportional to the decision quantities of factors and...
- Uncertainty in Production and the Competitive Firm: Reply. Ratti, Ronald A. // Southern Economic Journal;Jan78, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p675
Pope and Just in their comment have drawn attention to an empirical phenomenon--the existence of "backup" capital--that ought to be allowed for in formal models investigating the effects of factor service uncertainty. Unfortunately, their analysis, by continuing to assume fixed utilization rates...
- UNCERTAINTY IN PRODUCTION AND THE COMPETITIVE FIRM. Ratti, Ronald A.; Ullah, Aman // Southern Economic Journal;Apr76, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p703
Our aim in this paper is to analyze the effects of the introduction of uncertainty in production on the competitive firm's demand for labor and capital, given that it seeks to maximize the expected utility of profits. The traditional assumption, that a given factor input combination determines a...
- Leading creative people: Orchestrating expertise and relationships. Mumford, Michael D.; Scott, Ginamarie M.; Gaddis, Blaine; Strange, Jill M. // Leadership Quarterly;Dec2002, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p705
Global competition, new production techniques, and rapid technological change have placed a premium on creativity and innovation. Although many variables influence creativity and innovation in organizational settings, there is reason to suspect that leaders and their behavior represent a...
- EU reform of the sugar sector. Pasveer, Mark // Food Engineering & Ingredients;Nov2003, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p51
Reports on the reform of the sugar sector in European Union countries. Level of sugar production and production incomes; Reduction in sugar prices; Elimination of import barriers for foreign competitiveness.
- FOR A SINGLE MARKET PRICE. Petrov, Georgi // Eastern European Economics;Spring67, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p17
Examines the problems related to provisions of the system of planning and management of the national economy. Difference between retail and factory-plant prices of individual commodities; Existence of a single market price common to sellers and buyers; Extent to which socialist commodity...
- Contracting with capacity constrained suppliers. Parlane, Sarah // Economic Theory;2001, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p619
Summary. This paper characterizes the optimal and efficient mechanisms to allocate simultaneously two substitute tasks to two suppliers. Two main results emerge from this analysis. First, even under some regularity conditions efficiency and optimality do not systematically coincide. Efficiency...
- CNYBJ.COM BRIEFS. // Business Journal (Central New York);2/5/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p2
The article offers news briefs related to business enterprises in New York including the declination of the state's fruit production by 11 percent in 2009 and the calling of entries for the business plan competition in Oswego County for 2010.