size effect


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Size Effect

The relative advantage the size of a company has on returns. Some analysts suggest that investing in a small company can lead to a higher return than investing in a large company, even after accounting for unsystematic risk.

size effect

The effect of firm size, as measured by market value, on investment returns. Some studies indicate that investments in small companies provide higher risk-adjusted returns.
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"The positive side is that you can use the portion size effect strategically, for example by serving larger portions of fruits and vegetables to increase their consumption.
This implies that the reported size effect in literature could be either because the market was inefficient or because there was statistical distortion in the process of analysis.
Chen, "Grain size effect on the springback behavior of the microtube in the press bending process," Materials and Manufacturing Processes, vol.
[11-13] observed that the crack opening displacement w0 of the critical crack tip with the change of the specimen size was the main factor that caused the size effect on the fracture energy of concrete.
The question of grain size effects still remained; the present study aims to answer this question by investigating bulk nanocrystalline tungsten of different grain sizes.
At microscale, size effect may be significant and even dominate the behavior of structures.
Presented at work method of tool roughness describing using a sinusoidal wave, allows revealing changes in the deformation process of metals in microscale - size effect, induced by heightened influence of a tool roughness.
However, the size effect is stronger than the value effect.
Noting that the coefficient associated with LNP becomes significant again for the first time when the liquidity filter is set equal to the 5th market cap decile, it seems that the top 68 odd shares in terms of market cap may well be the minimum point for the size effect to be observed on the JSE, given that the size effect is captured by LNP as the MVLOG factor is not yet significant at this point.
where [x.sub.1] and [x.sub.2] are the strengths of members of volumes [V.sub.1] and [V.sub.2], respectively, and s is the size effect parameter.
In this sense, we know that less skilled individuals are also less effective in arithmetic facts retrieval, calculation strategies and, in addition, they also show a larger problem size effect than their counterparts (e.g., Hecht, 1999; Jackson & Coney, 2007b; LeFevre, Bisanz, et al, 1996; LeFevre et al, 1996; Thevenot et al, 2007).
These include statistical mechanical effects as well as quantum mechanical effects for example the quantum size effect" where the electronic properties of solids are altered with great reductions in particle size.