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" This great increase of the quantity of work which, in consequence of the division of labour, the same number of people are capable of performing, is owing to three different circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman;... "
The history, principles and practice of banking, revised by A.S. Michie - Page 72
by James William Gilbart - 1882
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Flexible Manufacturing Systems in Practice: Design: Analysis and Simulation

Joseph Talavage - Technology & Engineering - 1987 - 272 pages
...people are capable of performing, is owing to three different circumstances; first to the increased dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to...labour and enable one man to do the work of many. Smith's ideas might seem unremarkable. His own name suggests an earlier specialization in his family,...
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Science and Reform: Selected Works of Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage - Science - 1989 - 356 pages
...cause has been altogether unnoticed, I shall re-state those principles in the words of Adam Smith: The great increase in the quantity of work, which,...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. Now, although all these are important causes, and each has its influence on the result; yet it appears...
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The Economic Theory of Structure and Change

Mauro Baranzini, Roberto Scazzieri - Business & Economics - 1990 - 347 pages
...circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. (Smith. 1976, p. 17; 1st edn 1776) As is well known. Smith associates the degree of division of labour...
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Work, Inc.: A Philosophical Inquiry

Edmund Byrne - Business & Economics - 1992 - 352 pages
...attributes first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. According to Smith, then, the introduction of machinery into a work process upgrades the quantity and...
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Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a ...

W. W. Rostow - Business & Economics - 1992
...the worker's time as he concentrates on a single task rather than moves from one task to another; and "the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many." These significant refinements of familiar technologies he distinguishes from occasional, rare major...
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Adam Smith: Critical Assessments, Volume 3

John Cunningham Wood - Economics - 1993 - 639 pages
...labor effectively likewise increases, be he artisan, trader, or philosopher. This great increase of the quantity of work, which, in consequence of the...abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.16 That employments when subdivided could better be adapted to the differing natural aptitudes...
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Social Evolution in Ants

Andrew F.G. Bourke, Nigel R. Franks, Nigel R.. Franks - Science - 1995 - 529 pages
...circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. (Adam Smith 1776 p. 112) This chapter is about the evolution and development of the division of labor...
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Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society

Jerry Z. Muller - Business & Economics - 1995 - 272 pages
...tasks. It saves time that would otherwise be lost in switching from one task to another. And it favors "the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many." 10 As an example of such machines he cites the "fire-engine," known to us as the steam engine, the...
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On Moral Business: Classical and Contemporary Resources for Ethics in ...

Max L. Stackhouse, Dennis P. McCann, Shirley J. Roels, Preston N. Williams - Business & Economics - 1995 - 979 pages
...lost in passing from one species of work to another; and lastly, to the invention of a great nomber of machines which facilitate and abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. . . . This division of labour, from which so many advantages are derived, is not originally the effect...
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Lauderdale's Notes on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

James Maitland Lauderdale, James Maitland Earl of Lauderdale, James Maitland, Adam Smith - Business & Economics - 1996 - 168 pages
...circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. The two first are certainly consequences of the division of Labour, - It is not so clear that the last...
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