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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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On Adam Smith and Confucius: The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Analects

Wei-Bin Zhang - Philosophy - 2000 - 152 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. (WN I: 1 1) Smith held that labor could be made more productive by subdividing tasks and rationalizing...
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Organizational Studies: Modes of management

Business & Economics - 2001 - 2121 pages
...work to another: and lastly. to the invention of a great number of machines which facilitate labour and abridge labour. and enable one man to do the work of many.6 Of the three arguments. one - the saving of time - is undoubtedly important. But this argument...
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Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Professor of Sociology and Director of the School of Social Sciences Huw Beynon, Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Lecturer in Employment Studies Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, Kevin Ward, Professor of Comparative Employment Systems and Director of Ewerc Jill Rubery, Jill Etc Rubery, Lecturer in Geography at the School of Geography Kevin Ward - Business & Economics - 2002 - 342 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. (1776: 112) Of course, the division of a trade into narrow tasks, each carried out by a separate person,...
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Operations Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and ..., Volume 1

Michael Lewis, Nigel Slack - Business & Economics - 2003 - 520 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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The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

Steven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels - Business & Economics - 2003 - 668 pages
...circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; second, 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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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 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 die workman necessarily increases the quantity of the work...
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The Space of Appearance

George Baird - Architecture - 2003 - 409 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...abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.25 And with this, the transforming evolution, according to Arendt, is complete. The ideals of...
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Biography of a Subject: An Evolution of Development Economics

Gerald M. Meier - Business & Economics - 2004 - 264 pages
...circumstance; 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 1776: bk. 1, ch. 1) Smith also emphasized that the extent of the division of labor is limited...
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The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the ...

Catherine Gallagher - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 209 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...abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.20 "Work" here means tasks, or industrial operations; its quantity can thus be said to increase...
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Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances

Donald Morris - Philosophy - 2006 - 461 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...abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.61 Smith's argument touts the benefits of the division of labor — of economic specialization...
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