International comparisons of learning curves and productivity

Kibria, M. G. and Tisdell, C. A. (1985) International comparisons of learning curves and productivity. Management International Review, 25 4: 66-72.

Author Kibria, M. G.
Tisdell, C. A.
Title International comparisons of learning curves and productivity
Journal name Management International Review
ISSN 0025-181X
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 66
End page 72
Total pages 7
Place of publication Wiesbaden, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of patterns of productivity progress in jute manufacturing mills in Bangladesh, as indicated by various studies by the authors and to compare these patterns with those patterns observed for manufacturing plants in developed countries. These studies are based on extensive surveys of individual mills over their life of operation which in many cases extends up to 26 years. The paper re- ports on typical productivity progress patterns in these mills (patterns which seem to differ to some extent from those in developed countries). Furthermore, the character- istics of productivity gain in the start-up phase of jute mills in Bangladesh are com- pared with those characteristics for manufacturing plants in developed countries. The article also discusses the uniformity of parameters in the start-up phase and corre- lations between them - factors that have been considerd by Baloff (1967) in his study of estimating the parameters of the start-up model for U.S. steel and airframe industries.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Title since 1990: MIR: Management International Review (0938-8249; 1861-8901)

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