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The learning curve: from aircraft to spacecraft?

Steven, Grahame (1999) The learning curve: from aircraft to spacecraft? Management Accounting, 77 (5). pp. 64-65. ISSN 1471-9185

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Explains, for students, the learning effect which leads to the learning curve and lists the economic sectors where it is especially important, e.g. aerospace, construction, etc. Gives examples to show how the curve can be used to predict time for production; and how this affects budgeting and control and competitive tendering. Identifies some additional factors which should be taken into account for these calculations and believes that these ideas will be more widely used in the future.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1471-9185
Uncontrolled Keywords: Budgeting; cost accounting; learning curves; tendering;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Accounting, Financial Services and Law
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 657 Accounting
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Item ID: 5465
Depositing User: Mr Grahame Steven
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 13:18
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 13:18
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5465

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