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Productivity and Domestic Technological Search Efforts: The Growth Path of a Rayon Plant in Argentina

  • Jorge M. Katz
  • Mirta Gutkowski
  • Mario Rodrígues
  • Gregorio Goity

Abstract

In March 1937, Ducilo Argentina S. A. opened up its rayon manufacturing plant on the outskirts of the city of Buenos Aires. It was the Argentine subsidiary of DuPont and Co. from the United States. This was the first time rayon was to be produced in Argentina, sixteen years after DuPont opened its first rayon-manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York.

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Technological Change Labour Productivity Small Firm High Solid Labour Productivity Growth 
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Notes

  1. 2.
    S. Hollander, The Sources of Efficiency Growth: a Study of DuPont Rayon Plants (MIT Press, Cambridge, 1965).Google Scholar
  2. 22.
    OS’ is then an ‘entry-preventing price’ which has the effect of keeping small firms out of the market since they are not able to cover the minimum average variable cost of their respective productions. The conditions in which the leading firm could find it advisable to set a price below OB’ and eliminate small producers from the market have been discussed by P. Sylos Labini in Oligopoly and Technical Progress (Harvard University Press, 1961).Google Scholar

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© Jorge M. Katz 1987

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  • Jorge M. Katz
  • Mirta Gutkowski
  • Mario Rodrígues
  • Gregorio Goity

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