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A queuing-based model for optimal dimension of service firms

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  • Isabel Parra-Frutos, 2010. "A queuing-based model for optimal dimension of service firms," SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 1(4), pages 459-474, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:series:v:1:y:2010:i:4:p:459-474
    DOI: 10.1007/s13209-009-0005-8
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    Keywords

    Time-based competition; Service firms; Queuing theory; Firm’s capacity; C02; E10; M21;

    JEL classification:

    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • E10 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - General
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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