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By Paul van Loon

This quantity is the ultimate results of the learn undertaking ''Micro progress model", that used to be subsidized by means of the principal learn Pool of Tilburg collage, the Netherlands. except the collage Council for this significant monetary help, I owe Prof. Dr. Fiet Verheyen greatly for a way within which he brought me into medical circles and for a way within which he supervised and inspired my paintings. Dr. Jan de Jong and Peter Janssen C. E. , Technical collage of Eindhoven, piloted me competently in the course of the mathe­ matics of optimum regulate conception and got rid of a few technical limitations. Their aid used to be critical for the good fortune of this undertaking. i'd additionally prefer to point out the type help of Prof. Dr. Jack Kleijnen, who gave me many helpful tricks on the right way to current the result of this undertaking. during this approach i used to be in a position to touch with a number of resear­ chers in and out the Netherlands. so much thankful i'm to Prof. Dr. Charles Tapiero, Jerusalem college, who commented on very important components of this publication in a confident manner and who prompt many topics for extra examine. additionally Mr. Geert­ Jan vsn Schijndel, Tilburg college, will be pointed out the following, simply because he heavily learn the paintings and that i preferred his feedback and corrections greatly. Many collea­ gues have contributed to the result of this examine venture in an instantaneous or oblique means. specially I may still wish to point out my contacts with Prof. Dr.

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The sales-output function. Q seq) in which S sales (value) P (net) selling price >0 when Q > 0 (5) 43 To facilitate analysis later on, we introduce the notion of operatitlg income O. For this we need three more assumptions concerning labour costs and capital costs. 2». Finally we assume that the price of a capital good equals one unit of money value: (6) in which 0 operating income K amount and book value of capital goods a depreciation rate w wage rate 4. Financing and government. First we will present three relations that are based on well known financial records of the firm: the balance sheet, the income statement and the cash account.

Subsequently Ludwig introduces the assumption that at least a certain portion of the earnings will be issued to the shareholders and, moreover, that the firm will only accept situations in which earnings are positive: D> (1-m) E in which >0 m (22) maximum retaining rate Together with (20) and (21) this results in: I(mE+aX+B (23) So, as contrasted with Leland's findings, investments now appear to be limited, due to the introduction of the financial aspects of the firm's policy. 30 Ludwig does not allow for divestments so.

If we further conceive activity 1 as the capital-intensive one, then it follows that: (4) 3. Sales and operating income. IDed to equal each other, so the stock level of final products is constant and independent of the output level. lDe that the firm is operating under decreasing returns to scale. 2. The sales-output function. Q seq) in which S sales (value) P (net) selling price >0 when Q > 0 (5) 43 To facilitate analysis later on, we introduce the notion of operatitlg income O. For this we need three more assumptions concerning labour costs and capital costs.

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