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dc.contributor.authorWinston, Gordon C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T16:09:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T16:09:42Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23507-
dc.description.abstractThis brief paper asks if the proposition that ?growth is good? applies with equalforce to private business and to private colleges and universities. An increasingappreciation of the fundamental differences in economic structure between business firmsand academic institutions suggests that it?s easy to make costly mistakes if thosedifferences are ignored and ?expanded sales? may often be one of them. The mostfundamental problem rests, simply, on the fact that since the price paid by a college?scustomers covers only a fraction of the cost of providing their education, rather thanyielding additional net revenues, enrollment expansion (other things equal) will generateadditional uncompensated costs. Special circumstances can sometimes still justifyincreased enrollments, but they are circumstances very different from those facing abusiness firm.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWPEHE discussion paper series / Williams College, Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education |x60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwHochschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.title?Grow? the College? Why Bigger May Be Far From Betteren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn366111221en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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