Please use the uploaded Book for the reading, and material as well. Please also use 2 references for the writing.
3-1 Discussion: Production Theory (Chapter 5)
Explore how a firm determines the optimal scale of a plant for a given rate of output and why this determination relates to “longer-run strategies” versus “current operations”.
Also, discuss the differences between “economies of scale” and “economies of scope” and how firms can benefit from each.
Then, provide a specific company example of economics of scale or economics of scope and how it affects production and cost or how technology affects the inputs and costs. Conduct research and use specific examples.