There are two approaches to the question of the size of firms. the traditional approsch
attempts to explain size in terms of the balance of advantages and disadvantages
of being a particular size. Another approach emphasizes the process of growth and
treats size as a more or less incidental result of a continuous on -going or "unfolding"
process. The author wants here to suggest an alternative growth approach which, in
common with the biological variant, insists that a predisposition to grow is inherent
in the very nature firms, but which, in contrast, makes growth depend on human motivation.