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Early Technological Innovations The development of the railroad and the telegraph in the nineteenth century made up the next node of disruptive technology. ” The marketing radius for a town or farm was no longer limited by horse or oxen endurance; the train, also known as the “iron horse,” now defined it. Market prices were now set by markets located at the nexus of railroad lines and transmitted to “middlemen” by telegraph. New towns began to support these technologies with some growing into cities and metropolises because of this extended support.

10 Efficiency means operating in such a way that resources are not wasted. Inefficiency can relate to any category of resources. An efficient manager invests surplus funds promptly and wisely, harvests crops at the right time, devises employee work schedules so that people always have something to do, designs production systems so that little is wasted, and acts upon relevant information in a timely manner. Successful managers are also effective. Effectiveness means doing the right things in the right way at the right times.

May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. CHAPTER 1 • Agribusiness 17 products that travel through various intermediate activities before reaching consumers.

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