14. Division of Production and Corporate Finance

Much of modern finance is an outcome of the great changes in the nature of the methods of production through time. One cannot appreciate the great differences in the financial requirement of say a public utility or automobile manufacturer or major retailer without an appreciation of the physical reality of their production and delivery processes. These are particularly amenable to the construction of process models and games for illustration.

14.1. Production, organization and technology

14.2. A history of the financing of production

14.3 Production and the firm: technology and the corporate form.

14.4 The length of time of production from paper clips to cathederals.

14.5. Public and private production

14.5 Stock markets and primary markets for capital

14.6 Financial instruments and production

14.7 Financial instruments and trade