Managerial Production Function

  • Martin J. Beckmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 161)


In the short run the structural proportions and the scale of an organization are given. They may have been frozen by technical conditions (often appearing in the form of) or social conventions. In the long run, however, everything is adaptable and molded by economic forces.


Production Function Labor Input Cost Curve Administrative Level Output Elasticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. Beckmann
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Statistik und UnternehmensforschungTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 2Deutschland

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