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Modeling and measuring organization capital

Atkeson, A; Kehoe, PJ; (2005) Modeling and measuring organization capital. Journal of Political Economy , 113 (5) pp. 1026-1053. 10.1086/431289. Green open access

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Manufacturing plants have a clear life cycle: they are born small, grow substantially with age, and eventually die. Economists have long thought that this life cycle is driven by organization capital, the accumulation of plant‐specific knowledge. The location of plants in the life cycle determines the size of the payments, or organization rents, plant owners receive from organization capital. These payments are compensation for the interest cost to plant owners of waiting for their plants to grow. We use a quantitative growth model of the life cycle of plants, along with U.S. data, to infer the overall size of these payments.

Type: Article
Title: Modeling and measuring organization capital
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/431289
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1086/431289
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054402
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