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.
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.
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.
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.
Managerial Economics has assumed a predominant role in today’s globalized and liberalized economy because of the financial implications of many decisions that a manager has to take in his day-to-day professional life. This comprehensive and student-friendly book, now in its second edition, strives to equip the young, practising and budding managers to find solutions to the real-world problems through the efficient and effective use of economic tools and techniques. The authors who admirably combine academic and professional experience give a clear and straightforward analysis of the various topics in managerial economics. The text begins with an overview of managerial economics and describes the modern business firm and its objectives along with the concepts of market mechanism, demand theory and production analysis. The text then moves further to explain managerial techniques, macroeconomic theory and international trade and finance along with the risks and uncertainties involved in business. Besides, it also explains the cost and revenue, supply, pricing, profit and investment analyses. Finally, this book discusses some important Case Studies to reinforce the concepts presented in the text. In this edition, a new section on eleventh five year plan (2007–2012) has been included in Chapter 15 to enhance the utility of the book. Intended as a text for postgraduate students of Management, Commerce and Economics, the book would also be useful for undergraduate engineering courses where Managerial Economics is offered. Finally, the book can be profitably used by marketing and management consultants, business executives and other related professionals. KEY FEATURES : Includes several simple, numerical examples with solutions for easy understanding of theory. Contains a large number of tables and figures to illustrate the concepts. Provides chapter-end exercises to check students’ comprehension of the subject.
Managerial Economics develops simple, practical tools and concepts for business students as well as practicing managers. Presenting the essentials of managerial economics in an accessible style, this book uniquely integrates the discipline to other managerial functions –– including accounting, finance, human resource management, and marketing. Each chapter is centered around a real world business case study and develops this issue′s relevant managerial economics principles in a straightforward manner. The discussions are reinforced with numerous supplementary cases, including Echo Bay Mines (Canada) and the Brisbane Concrete Cartel. Each chapter includes fifteen review questions to underscore basic principles, as well as over ten discussion questions to apply and expand upon these principles to recent business problems. This second edition also emphasizes the economic principles of the "new economy," particularly scalability and network effects. Managerial Economics is supported by an instructor′s manual and on–line resources for students and instructors visit: www.comp.nus.edu.sg/∼ipng/mecon.htm and www.blackwellpublishing.com/png