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Productivity drift in extended learning curves

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  • Towill, DR
  • Kaloo, U

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The pattern of changes in the Extended Learning Curves representing the performance of 114 assembly workers in an electronics firm is examined in terms of changes in productivity drift over long periods of time. It is shown that 2 types of discontinuities can occur. The first consists of a temporary levelling off in productivity followed by a recovery to new higher levels of productivity; the second has a sustained period of negative productivity drift. A number of work facets are statistically tested as possible causes of these patterns of productivity drift, but, the only significant relationship (at P

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  • Towill, DR & Kaloo, U, 1978. "Productivity drift in extended learning curves," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 6(4), pages 295-304.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:6:y:1978:i:4:p:295-304
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