capital intensiveness

capital intensiveness

the extent to which capital (plant, equipment, etc.) is used in the PRODUCTION of goods and services. Where capital is relatively cheap and labour is comparatively expensive, then firms will be inclined to use large amounts of capital in their production processes and automate (see AUTOMATION) their production. See CAPITAL LABOUR RATIO. Compare LABOUR INTENSIVENESS.
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So while we can say that the capital intensiveness of the two is comparable, we cannot make similar claims regarding the path that was taken to achieve this success.
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While production processes have shifted from labor intensiveness to capital intensiveness, the importance of labor has not waned.
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By looking at capital intensiveness relative to labor, we partially control for size.
But perhaps the most common complaint about the movie business is its capital intensiveness.
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