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An aggregate index for the analysis of productivity and profitability

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  • Kurosawa, Kazukiyo

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Many measures have been devised for assessing economic performance in industry and business, but there is no systematic formula for integrating productivity and profitability, the effect of scale of production and the effect of technical change. This paper examines the factors which underlie the performance of economic activity and proposes an aggregate index number for the purpose. Experience from actual applications shows that the formula proposed is applicable at the level of industry and even of the firm.

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  • Kurosawa, Kazukiyo, 1975. "An aggregate index for the analysis of productivity and profitability," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 3(2), pages 157-168, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:3:y:1975:i:2:p:157-168
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    4. Siew Hoon Lim & C.A. Knox Lovell, 2009. "Profit and productivity of US Class I railroads," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(7), pages 423-442.
    5. Ohlan, Ramphul, 2013. "Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Indian Dairy Sector," Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Humboldt-Universitaat zu Berlin, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 1-27, February.
    6. Diewert, W. Erwin & Fox, Kevin J., 2017. "The Difference Approach to Productivity Measurement and Exact Indicators," Microeconomics.ca working papers erwin_diewert-2017-10, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 24 Nov 2017.

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