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Absorptive Capacity

  • Richard S. Eckaus
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95121-5_481-1

Abstract

The idea that the productivity of new investment is a declining function of the rate of investment – the concept labelled ‘absorptive capacity’ – has attracted attention in development economics because of its implications as a constraint on growth.

Keywords

Absorptive Capacity Adjustment Cost Aggregate Consumption Efficient Investment Aggregate Utility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Eckaus
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