Talk:Value added

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Added value merge[edit]

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The result of this discussion was no consensus. MartinZ02 (talk) 00:14, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

The Oxford English Dictionary states that "added value = value-added" [1], so I propose the article added value be merged here. Fgnievinski (talk) 18:38, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

I do not think it is a good idea to merge the articles, at least not without stating the difference between them. "Added value" is a micro-economic concept, whereas value-added is a macroeconomic concept. Namely, what counts as costs of production and as net income from a macro-economic point of view is different from what counts as costs of production and as net income from a micro-economic point of view. To put the same thing in a another way: the procedure of grossing and netting used by an individual enterprise to obtain a figure for the value it has added to its inputs differs from the procedure used to obtain the value-added by a national economy or a sector. The growth of the financial sector has given rise to a whole new phraseology about value creation but this should be clearly distinguished from the official statistical measures. User:Jurriaan 7 april 2012 14:55 (UTC)

The two terms are frequently used interchangeably, despite the technical differences described above. When we view Widipedia as a service to its readers, we must accept that some who search under one of these terms might actually mean the other. So I suggest that the two articles be merged, with clear explanations of the differences between the two terms. If not that, then, at a minimum, each article should explain its relationship to the other. For example, the article on "Added value" might include a line like: Added value is a micro-economic concept that is frequently confused with "value added", a similar microeconomic concept. Read more about "value added" here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A0110915 (talkcontribs) 17:20, 10 January 2014 (UTC) A0110915 (talk) 17:27, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

User Jurriaan writes '"Added value" is a micro-economic concept, whereas value-added is a macroeconomic concept.' This is a lovely thought, but if this is in fact so (rather than as User A0110915 indicate: "The two terms are frequently used interchangeably", then please provide some references. Surely econonomics and business journals rely on or produce their own standard references with respect to such important terminology. Finally, in those situations where the micro-/macro-economic context is unclear (or irrelevant), the terms are clearly interchangeable (ignoring grammatical considerations). 146.60.206.122 (talk) 11:14, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Oppose MartinZ02 (talk) 00:14, 9 January 2016 (UTC)


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Clear English Award[edit]

This article is full of jargon (eg: "return to capital") that makes the subject far too opaque for a Wiki entry. Are there no economists able to unpack it more clearly? LeapUK (talk) 10:01, 28 August 2015 (UTC)