The economic concepts presented in FUNDAMENTAL OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 9e, show students how to use common sense to understand business and solve managerial problems without calculus. This innovative text helps students develop and sharpen their economic intuition--an invaluable skill that helps students, as future managers, decide which products to produce, costs to consider, and prices to charge, as well as the best hiring policy and the most effective style of organization. With its unique integrative approach, the text presents the firm as a cohesive, unified organization and demonstrates that important business decisions are interdisciplinary. A basic valuation model is constructed and used as the underlying economic model of the firm; each topic is then related to an element of the value maximization model--a process that shows how management integrates accounting, finance, marketing, personnel, and production functions. The text also provides an intuitive guide to marginal analysis and basic economic relations. Once students grasp the importance of marginal revenue and marginal costs, the process of economic optimization becomes intuitively obvious. In addition, a wide variety of examples and simple numerical problems vividly illustrate the application of managerial economics to a vast assortment of practical situations. By studying the material in FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 9e, those seeking to further their business careers learn how to more effectively collect, organize, and analyze information. They gain powerful tools that can help them become more successful--and satisfied--in their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Boyes introduces non-majors to the power of economics in business decision making. The text's intuitive approach clearly highlights how economics influences marketing, management, and other business-related decisions. In addition to traditional principles of price theory MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS examines organizational behavior, strategic management, human resource management, and emerging issues such as game theory, TQM, and information economics. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS departs from convention to illustrate the role of economic intuition in making sound business decisions. While other texts focus on quantitative analysis, this book enphasizes logic and conceptual modeling -- reinforced by real-life examples -- to highlight the pivotal link between economics and key business concerns such as costs, prices, markets, and personnel. Students learn to weigh the strategic costs and benefits of each business choice, instead of relying on popular quick-fix solutions. Ideal for students in MBA programs and less quantitative courses, MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS demonstrates the power of economic insight on business decision making. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Economic principles inform good business decision making. Although economics is sometimes dismissed as a discourse of practical relevance to only a relatively small circle of academicians and policy analysts who call themselves economists, sound economic reasoning benefits any manager of a business, whether they are involved with production/operations, marketing, finance, or corporate strategy. Along with enhancing decision making, the field of economics provides a common language and framework for comprehending and communicating phenomena that occur within a business, as well as between a business and its environment. This text addresses the core of a subject commonly called managerial economics, which is the application of microeconomics to business decisions. Key relationships between price, quantity, cost, revenue, and profit for an individual firm are presented in form of simple conceptual models. The text includes key elements from the economics of consumer demand and the economics of production. The book discusses economic motivations for expanding a business and contributions from economics for improved organization of large firms. Market price quantity equilibrium, competitive behavior, and the role of market structure on market equilibrium and competition are addressed. Finally, the text considers market regulation in terms of the generic problems that create the need for regulation and possible remedies for those problems. Although the academic literature of managerial economics often employs abstract mathematics and large corporations create and use sophisticated mathematical models that apply economics, this book focuses on concepts, terminology, and principles, with minimal use of mathematics. The reader will gain a better understanding of why businesses and markets function as they do and how those institutions can function better.
For courses in managerial economics, this textbook, now in its third edition, is specifically designed for the students of management, commerce and economics to provide them with a thorough understanding of economic concepts and methodologies and the economic environment influencing managerial decisions. The book first lays a sound theoretical foundation of basic concepts, defi-nitions, and methodologies of economics, being an essential prerequisite for students to understand the theory of managerial economics. All the basic principles are introduced with mathematical complexity kept to minimum—essentials of applied mathematics needed for comprehending the under-lying ideas of models and theories of economics are covered. The book then moves on to systematically enumerates the various tools of analysis such as demand analysis, cost analysis, elasticity of demand, production analysis and price theory, and highlights their importance in managerial decision making through the concept-example format, wherein a concept discussed is immediately followed by a practical situation so that the reader can understand its application. The end-of-chapter questions reinforce a deeper understanding of the concepts introduced in the text. An exclusive chapter on linear programming emphasizes the importance of this mathematical tool in finding optimal business solutions. The book concludes with an exhaustive introduction to macroeconomics, analyzing in depth the concepts of inflation, income, savings and investments, and growth and employment in Indian context. New to the Third Edition Revised and expanded coverage of evolution of economic thought, and basic economic terms. An enriched inclusion of demand forecasting techniques, and the Cobb-Douglas production function. An extensive illustration of the commonly used pricing methods and market power. Value addition to the existing list of case studies to enhance students’ understanding of the theoretical concepts.
Managerial economics by Mark Hirschey,Eric Bentzen
The economic concepts presented in Managerial Economics show you how to use common sense to understand business and solve managerial problems. This innovative text helps you sharpen your economic intuition. With its unique integrative approach, the text demonstrates that important business decisions are interdisciplinary, illustrating how different functions work together. A basic valuation model is constructed and used as the underlying economic model of the firm; each topic is then related to an element of the value maximization model - a process that shows how management integrates accounting, finance, marketing, personnel and production functions. The text also provides an intuitive guide to marginal analysis and basic economic relations.
This book can be used as a way of introducing business and management students to economic concepts as well as providing economics students with a clear grasp of how to use the skills they will need in the world of business. Topics covered include: *product differentiation *price discrimination *hiring and training workers *labor-management relations *international trade A host of key features are employed to add colour to the text including case studies, examples and discussion questions. Scenarios presented centre upon a diverse range of subjects and firms including Eurostar, NHL hockey equipment, Chevrolet, Philips and pension plans.
Highly accessible, with a clear introduction to the subject for the non-specialist, this book covers all aspects of managerial economics. It also contains some material on corporate strategy and a section devoted to marketing issues.
Now in its fourth edition, Ivan Png's Managerial Economics has been extensively revised with : a completely new introductory chapter emphasizing decision-making and behavioral biases intensive application to current issues including the sub-prime financial crisis and global competition streamlined presentation focusing on the economics that managers need to know. As always, the text presents the key concepts of micro-economics intuitively, without requiring any sophisticated mathematics. Throughout, it emphasizes actual management application, and links to other functions including marketing and finance. The new fourth edition is updated with fresh up-to-date discussion questions from all over the world and enhanced with detailed instructor supplements. It is an ideal text for any course focusing on the practical application of micro-economic principles to management. Truly useful economics for managers. An accompanying website, featuring a wealth of supplementary material, is available at http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~ipng/ed4.htm
Planned As A Textbook On The Subject, This Book Covers The Syllabi Presented At Various Universities And Institutes In The Papers Entitled Managerial Economics Or Business Economics. In Presenting The Subject Matter, The Authors Have Everywhere Drawn From Indian Examples, Used Simple Language, Narrated Through Analytic Style, Using Central, Side And Running Headings, Utilised Latest Books On The Subject And Given, At The End Of Each Chapter, Questions For Exercise Actually Asked At University Examinations. Thus, No Stones Have Been Left Unturned To Make It An Ideal Book Needed On The Desk Of Every Serious Student Of The Subject.
Now in its fourth edition, Ivan Png's Managerial Economics has been extensively revised with ** A completely new introductory chapter emphasizing decision-making and behavioral biases, ** Intensive application to current issues including the sub-prime financial crisis and global competition, as well as ** Streamlined presentation focusing on the economics that managers need to know. As always, the text presents the key concepts of micro-economics intuitively, without requiring any sophisticated mathematics. Throughout, it emphasizes actual management application, and links to other functions including marketing and finance. The new fourth edition is updated with fresh up-to-date discussion questions from all over the world and enhanced with detailed instructor supplements. It is an ideal text for any course focusing on the practical application of micro-economic principles to management.
Business & Economics by M. J. Alhabeeb,L. J. Moffitt
Uncertainty is present in every managerial decision, and Managerial Economics: A Mathematical Approach effectively demonstrates the application of higher-level statistical tools to inform and clarify the logic of problem solving in a managerial environment. While illuminating managerial decision-making from all possible angles, this book equips readers with the tools and skills needed to recognize and address uncertainty. The book also explores individual, firm, and market-level decisions; discusses all possible risks and uncertainties encountered in the decision-making process; and prepares readers to deal with both epistemic and aleatory uncertainty in managerial decisions. Managerial Economics features: • An emphasis on practical application through real-life examples and problems • An accessible writing style that presents technical theories in a user-friendly way • A mathematical and statistical point of view that reveals the presence of uncertainty inherent in managerial decisions • Thoroughly class-tested material including problems at the end of each chapter, case study questions, review exercises, and objectives that summarize the main discussions Managerial Economics is an excellent book for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in business and economics departments. The book is also an ideal reference and resource for managers, decision makers, market analysts, and researchers who require information about the theoretical and quantitative aspects of the topic.
Managerial Economics Using Excel uses the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to create an environment that provides a readily accessible structural framework for economic analysis. Students are shown how to create and develop a variety of economic models and then easily subject these models to a range of 'what-if' investigations, designed to illustrate the economic effects of variations in both the parameters and the structure of the model. Graphs and charts can then be prepared to provide an interactive display of the comparative static effects that would normally require a large number of 'hard copy' diagrams. Thanks to the explanation and use of the Excel Solver, there is no need for calculus to consider optimisation issues, thereby allowing topics such as profit maximisation, cost minimisation, etc., to be considered in a manner that requires little mathematical background. Designed to be extremely user friendly, the text is the result of delivering a Managerial Economics module, based on this material, to more than 300 students, with outstanding results as stated by three external examiners. Finally, unlike many Managerial Economics texts, the material is not exclusively micro-economic based. Various macro-economic issues that impinge upon managerial decision making - such as exchange rates - are also discussed. An accompanying CD containing all of the models developed allows easy access to the material as and when instructed by the body of the text. An additional set of examination type problems are also included that are automatically marked online.
Managerial Economics, also known as business economics or Applied Microeconomics, helps in dealing with business decisions and management units effectively. This book discusses the theories and applications of Managerial Economics with the help of its various quantitative techniques like operations research, mathematical programming, game theory for strategic decisions, and other computational methods. Divided into 8 sections and 24 chapters, the book shows how conveniently one can find a solution to the business problems, such as Risk analysis, Production analysis, Pricing, Budgeting, Sales promotion and so on with Managerial Economics tools. Section I analyses the economic behaviour of the consumers; Section II discusses producers’ behaviour and issues related to the production; Sections III, IV and V talk about markets and firms and their types. The concluding Sections VI, VII and VIII delve on the application part of Economics in human resource management, finance, marketing and strategy. The chapters are well-supported with the cases, figures and important facts. The book is equipped with pedagogical aids in the form of Summary, Glossary, Important Terms, Numerical Problems and Multiple Choice Questions. Intended for the postgraduate students of Management, the book will be equally beneficial for the practising Managers.
Business & Economics by Luke M. Froeb,Brian T. McCann,Michael R. Ward,Mike Shor
Author: Luke M. Froeb,Brian T. McCann,Michael R. Ward,Mike Shor
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Discover how to use managerial economics to both diagnose and solve business problems with this breakthrough approach. Froeb/McCann/Ward/Shor's MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 5E offers a succinct, fast-paced, yet challenging, approach full of invaluable insights from cover to cover. This edition incorporates less math and fewer technical models, graphs and figures than traditional managerial economics books, while emphasizing the real decisions that today's managers face daily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.