IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/jindec/v49y2001i1p97-109.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Evidence of Qualitative Learning-by-Doing from the Advent of the 'Talkie.'

Author

Listed:
  • Moul, Charles

Abstract

Empirical work on learning-by-doing has largely been limited to examinations of production costs. In this paper I present anecdotal and statistical evidence of qualitative learning (the idea that product quality improves as producers gain experience with the relevant technology). Using U.S. motion picture industry data from 1925 to 1941, I reject that the transition to sound pictures resulted in a fixed increase in film-quality in favor of my hypothesis that this quality differential increased with the producing studio's sound-experience. These results are robust to several different specifications. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Suggested Citation

  • Moul, Charles, 2001. "Evidence of Qualitative Learning-by-Doing from the Advent of the 'Talkie.'," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(1), pages 97-109, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:49:y:2001:i:1:p:97-109
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=synergy&synergyAction=showTOC&journalCode=joie&volume=49&issue=1&year=2001&part=null
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Darlene Chisholm, 2005. "Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes The Film Industry," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 29(3), pages 233-237, August.
    2. Wen-jhan Jane & Wei-peng Chen & Yuan-lin Hsu, 2015. "The impact of deregulation on the movie box office after Taiwan’s entry into the WTO: the difference-in-differences estimation," Eurasian Business Review, Springer;Eurasia Business and Economics Society, vol. 5(2), pages 289-308, December.
    3. W. Walls, 2010. "Superstars and heavy tails in recorded entertainment: empirical analysis of the market for DVDs," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 34(4), pages 261-279, November.
    4. W. D. Walls, 2009. "The Market for Motion Pictures in Thailand: Rank, Revenue, and Survival at the Box Office," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 8(2), pages 115-131, August.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:49:y:2001:i:1:p:97-109. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-1821 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.