One miner aptly referred to the problem as the diseconomies
of scale .
In other words, with a high enough level of coauthorship, the number of papers produced should fall sufficiently fast due to coauthorship diseconomies
that the number of vita lines no longer increases when coauthorship increases.
If the elasticity is greater than one, we can infer that diseconomies
of scale exist.
A number of authors claim that size is also a limiting characteristic of a small business, since it causes diseconomies
But once a firm has exhausted the available scale economies and begins to exhibit diseconomies
of scale, it is no longer a natural monopoly, and a market with only one firm can no longer maximize economic welfare.
More often it is the diseconomies
of scale that eventually emerge.
The second, by Boymal, de Silva and Pomeroy, deals with the critical issue of housing affordability and their analysis of time series data over 16 years confirms not only declining affordability in Melbourne, but a resultant decline in socio-economic diversity in inner urban locations as less financially stressed households avoid the diseconomies
Ultimately, the diseconomies
of buyer-supplier integration can offset or seriously reduce its benefits, as suggested by the fact that a number of empirical studies did not find evidence that supplier integration had a positive impact on NPD performance (Hartley, Zirger, & Kamath, 1997; McCutcheon et al.
While it is intuitive that there are economies of scale, the World Health Organisation's Health Evidence Network challenge some of our assumptions, arguing that after around 600 beds the diseconomies
of scale - bureaucracy, management costs and inefficiency - start to spiral upwards.
However, if they are toxic for relationships--then the diseconomies
of relationship destruction will overtake the economies of scale.
By using panel data and applying DEA approach, Miller and Springer (2007) found no evidence of scale economies and some evidence of scale diseconomies
for publicly traded REITs.
There is a positive correlation between regions' size and income, especially when they concentrate over 20 per cent of national GDP but this correlation becomes negative at around six-to-seven million, suggesting diseconomies
of agglomeration due to congestion and other related costs .