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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Definition of Resource

What is the resource?

Resource could be defined as any thing used in production- both good and services. Economists have identified 5 types of resources used in the production function.
Those are
1) Labor
2) Capital
3) Land/Natural resource
4) Entrepreneurship

Labor is defined as “The time human beings spend producing goods and services”

Capital could be defined as “Something produced that is long lasting and used to produce other goods”

Natural resource is the naturally occurring materials that come with it. Land is also a natural resource.

The ability and willingness to combine the other resources- labor, capital, and natural resources – in to productive enterprise is called as “Entrepreneurship”

Capital could be divided in to 2 basic categories; those are Physical Capital and Human Capital.

Physical Capital is the part of the capital stock consisting of physical goods, such as machinery, equipments, and factories.

Human Capital is the skills and training of the labor force.

So, according to this we can identify that organizations have two basic inputs.
1) Capital
2) Labor

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