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Learning by doing (or learning curves) is a well-known law in economics and psychology, but no consensus has been achieved on the “qualified” models for more than a century. This article explores the expression of learning by doing in a way where the expression is not involved with changing the prime factors of a learning process. If one prime factor changes dramatically during the course of a learning process, the result of the regression is actually an approach to link two different learning curves. If the two curves are distinguishable, they each obey the law of learning by doing, which will progress rapidly at the initial phase and gradually slow down to a flat end. This article presents two functions as the law of learning by doing: The general exponential model is 0.79:0.21 better than the exponential delay model, whereas the later has the ability to investigate the change of loading factors. This ability makes the models a powerful tool for entrepreneurs and managers in investment and production planning.
Key words: Learning by doing, function expression, single equation models, firm behavior, empirical analysis.
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