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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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The Economic Nature of the Firm: A Reader

Louis Putterman, Randall S. Kroszner - Business & Economics - 1996 - 390 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. First, the improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective

Joyce Oldham Appleby, Professor of History Joyce Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, Allison Sneider, David Hoyt, Michael Latham - Philosophy - 1996 - 559 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. First, the improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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Reflections on Commercial Life: An Anthology of Classic Texts from Plato to ...

Patrick Murray - Philosophy - 1997 - 486 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. First, the improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

Robert L. Heilbroner - Business & Economics - 1996 - 353 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. First, the improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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Reflections on Commercial Life: An Anthology of Classic Texts from Plato to ...

Patrick Murray - Philosophy - 1997 - 486 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. First, the improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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Technology, Innovation and Industrial Economics: Institutionalist ...

William E. Cole - Business & Economics - 1998 - 153 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 1981, 17). Smith reversed the above order of the depicted processes when he analyzed their cause-and-effect...
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Job and Work Design: Organizing Work to Promote Well-Being and Effectiveness

Sharon K. Parker, Sharon Parker, Toby D. Wall - Business & Economics - 1998 - 169 pages
...lost in passing from one species of work to another; and, lastly, to the invention of a great nnmber of machines which facilitate and abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. (Quoted in Davis & Taylor, 1972, p. 25) By the end of the Industrial Revolution, these ideas had been...
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The Enlightenment

David Williams, Senior Lecturer in Physics David Williams, BSC (Hons) PhD - History - 1999 - 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 . . . [ Wealth of nations, 1, 1: 'Of the division of labour'] The great commerce of every civilised...
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Modernity: Modernization

Malcolm Waters - Social Science - 1999 - 2080 pages
...the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another; III. To the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. I. The improvement of the dexterity of the workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work he...
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Economics: A New Introduction

Hugh Stretton - Business & Economics - 1999 - 852 pages
...breaking down of the productive process into many parts that allows parts of it to be mechanized, by 'the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many'. As in the pin factory, so on a national and international scale: specialization and exchange can increase...
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