Coping with or profiting from size

  title={Coping with or profiting from size},
  author={Otto H. Poensgen and Magdeleine Marx},
Abstract To test the idea of a general relationship between size and profitability we have taken a virtually comprehensive sample of 1478 German manufacturing corporations for the years 1961–1975 calculating correlations between size (In net value added) and total return on investment for 31 branches in 15 years separately as well as combined. Results are as expected (a) they are generally weak, (b) for 25 industries signs change at least once, usually, however, several times. But the question… CONTINUE READING

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