internal organization of the firm and the shape of average costs

by Michael Keren

Publisher: Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel in Jerusalem

Written in English
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  • Business enterprises -- Costs -- Mathematical models,
  • Business enterprises -- Finance -- Mathematical models,
  • Industrial management -- Mathematical models

Edition Notes

Statementby Michael Karen and David Levhari.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel -- no. 819, Discussion paper (Mahkon le-meḥḳar kalkali bi-Yiśraʹel ʹal-shem Moris Falḳ) -- no. 8119
ContributionsLevhari, David
LC ClassificationsHF5351 K47 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. --
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18798880M

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Internal & External Factors That Affect an Organization. Successful small-business owners keep track of all the factors that can have an impact on their business.

They know when to sweat the small stuff without taking their eyes off the big picture, and they understand that all kinds of circumstances can change. Accounting for organizational costs under GAAP is simple. You record them when you incur them in the expense category called "startup costs".

For example, if you've spent $23, preparing your new office and $25, on market research, you record $48, in startup costs.

You balance that with a reduction of $48, to your cash account. “an organization is a complex system, which includes as subsystems: (1) management, to interrelate and integrate through appropriate linking processes all the elements of the internal organization of the firm and the shape of average costs book in a manner designed to achieve the organizational objectives, and (2) a sufficient number of people so that constant face-to-face interaction is impossible.

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Start Up. Average costs typically fall up to a point, beyond which the increase in average variable costs from adding an extra unit is greater than the decrease in average fixed costs by adding an extra unit. At this point, economists say that the firm has fully exploited economies of scale and is experiencing diseconomies of scale.

A firm decreases its scale of operation and discovers that its long-run average costs decrease. Which of the following does this indicate. The firm's scale initially was so large that it experienced diseconomies of scale.

A few organizations wield such power and influence that they can shape some elements of the general environment. The environment often places important constraints on an organization’s goals, for example.

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14(2), pagesAutumn. Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS). Internal and external conflict play off one another. For example, a man struggling with a decision about whether to quit his job may snap at another character, which causes the two of them to fight.

In situations like this, internal and external conflict have a direct link. Cite this Article. A tool to create a citation to reference this article. An organization's internal environment consists of the entities, conditions, events, and factors within the organization that influence choices and activities.

It exposes the strengths and. This chapter discusses the analytical models of the firm that go beyond the black-box conception of a production function. The firm is seen as a contract among a multitude of parties.

The main hypothesis is that contractual designs, both implicit and explicit, are created to minimize transaction costs between specialized factors of by: the short-run average cost of a firm is the average f ixed costs, average costs decline as it increase s the size of its plant.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ECONOMIES OF SCALE. Michael Keren & David Levhari, "The Internal Organization of the Firm and the Shape of Average Costs," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol.

14(2), pagesAutumn. Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS). When talking about the types of cost a firm faces, economists start with the biggest and least detailed view of costs and then break them down in ways that make sense for economic decision-making.

If you start with a number for total revenue received (TR) and then subtract all those costs, you arrive at a figure for profit. Understanding Short-Run and Long-Run Average Cost Curves The long-run average cost (LRAC) curve is a U-shaped curve that shows all possible output levels plotted against the average cost for each level.

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Some organizations may not have a CFO, or they may have a CFO but not a controller. An organization’s structure depends on many different factors, including its size and reporting requirements, as indicated in the Note "Business. Table "Marginal Cost" shows an example of a firm’s costs.

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Scherer ( Ch. 9) surveyed many of the. In economics, returns to scale and long run average total cost are related but different concepts that describe what happens as the scale of production increases in the long run, when all input levels including physical capital usage are variable (chosen by the firm).The concept of returns to scale arises in the context of a firm's production function.

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Internal economies of scale come from the long-term growth of the firm. Examples include: 1. Technical economies of scale: These refer to gains in productivity / efficiency from scaling up production.

Expensive (indivisible) capital inputs: Large-scale businesses can afford to invest in specialist capital machinery.

For example, a supermarket. Chapter 3: The Internal Environment Chapter 3: The Internal Organization-Resources, Capabilities, Core Competencies and Competitive Advantages KNOWLEDGE OBJECTIVES 1.

Explain why firms need to study and understand their internal organization. Define value and discuss its importance.

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This strategy is challenging in professional services, but it is plausible for larger organizations if they are able to lower production costs by increasing efficiency.