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Sources of Scale Economies: Sugar Production in Less Developed

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  • Tribe, M A
  • Alpine, R L W

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This article is concerned with three specific issues in the cane sugar manufacturing industry as a case study of scale economies in less developed countries: assessing the strength of scale economies, identifying the principal sources of scale economies, and comparing the shape of the long-run average cost curve for five different countries in association with an examination of the significance of the "minimum economic size" criterion. The article addresses itself to these issues in a manner which might usefully be employed more widely in policy-related economic analysis in less developed countries. Copyright 1987 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Tribe, M A & Alpine, R L W, 1987. "Sources of Scale Economies: Sugar Production in Less Developed," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 49(2), pages 209-226, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:49:y:1987:i:2:p:209-26
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    1. Ramesh Chandra & Roger Sandilands, 2006. "The role of pecuniary external economies and economies of scale in the theory of increasing returns," Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(2), pages 193-208.

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