Sources of scale economies

sugar production in less developed countries

M. A. Tribe, R. L. W. Alpine

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Abstract

This article is concerned with three specific issues in the cane-sugar manufacturing industry as a case study of scale economies in less developed countries: assessing the strength of scale economies; identifying the principal sources of scale economies; and comparing the shape of the long-run average cost curve for five different countries in association with an examination of the significance of the 'minimum economic size' criterion. The article addresses itself to these issues in a manner which might usefully be employed more widely in policy-related economic analysis in less developed countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-226
Number of pages18
JournalOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1987

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Keywords

  • scale economies
  • sugar
  • sugar industry
  • industrialization
  • less developed countries

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In: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 49, No. 2, 05.1987, p. 209-226.

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