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Dynamic Production Networks

  • Ronald W. Shephard
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Abstract

Production systems are typically an interacting collection of production activities the outputs of which may be intermediate products serving as inputs for some activities of the system or final products, or both. The flows of intermediate products may be represented as arcs of a linear graph with activities represented by nodes. In such terms production may be modeled by a directed network connecting activities along which system exogenous inputs, intermediate and final products flow dynamically. The developments to follow are addressed to this structure of a dynamic production correspondence. See Shephard/Färe [1980] for the abstract model of a dynamic production correspondence relating histories of exogenous inputs to histories of net outputs without consideration of the network structure and intermediate products.

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  • Ronald W. Shephard

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