Measuring Organization Capital
In the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, nearly 9% of output is not accounted for as payments to either physical capital or labor. The value of this output is a little larger than the value of the stock of physical capital. We build a model to measure how much of this output can be attributed to payments to organization capital-organization-specific knowledge that is built up with experience. We find that roughly 4% of output can be accounted for as payments to organization capital and that this capital has roughly two-thirds the value of the stock of physical capital.
|Date of creation:||Jan 2002|
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|Publication status:||published as Atkeson, Andrew and Patrick J. Kehoe. “Modeling and Measuring Organization Capital." Journal of Political Economy 113, 5 (October 2005): 1026-1053.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.|
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