Books on Industrial Economics and Organization

Books on Industrial Economics and Organization

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Title: Economics of Industrial Organization

Issues of competition, control of markets, and monopolies—at the heart of economic striving and progress and involving the very largest commercial interests—are carefully explored in this highly regarded volume. The book lays out the core topics in their natural order, in a format carefully tested in the author’s classrooms over many years of teaching.
Author(s): William G. Shepherd
ISBN 13: 9781577662785
Pages: 440
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Title: The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Author(s): Robert C. Allen
ISBN 13: 9780521687850
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Title: Industrial Organization

The second edition includes new and revised formal models and case studies. Formal models are presented in detail, and analyses are summarized in 'lessons' which highlight the main insights.
Author(s): Paul Belleflamme Martin Peitz
ISBN 13: 9781107687899
Pages: 822
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Title: The Economics Of Industrial Innovation, 3rd Edition

Technical innovation has moved to center stage in contemporary debates on economic theory and policy, and Chris Freeman and Luc Soete have played a prominent part in these debates.

For this new edition of The Economics of Industrial Innovation, they have rewritten all the existing chapters and added ten new ones that address recent advances in theory and in policymaking. In the new chapters they deal with the international dimensions of technical change including underdevelopment, technology transfer, international trade, and globalization. They have also strengthened the historical account of the rise of new technologies, a main feature of earlier editions. They take advantage of their experience on projects for the OECD, the European Union, and industry in other new chapters on "The Information Society" and on environmental issues, as well as in the updated discussion of science and technology policy.

Author(s): Chris Freeman
ISBN 13: 9780262561136
Pages: 482
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Title: Advanced Industrial Economics

This updated and substantially revised 2nd edition, like its predecessor, integrates a discussion of the latest theoretical developments with a comprehensive review of empirical work. With a more cohesive writing style, reduced size, additional invaluable information, and new problems to solve, Advanced Industrial Economics, Second Edition is a key text in industrial economics.
Author(s): Martin
ISBN 13: 9780631217572
Pages: 552
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Title: The Theory of Industrial Organization

Author(s): Jean Tirole
ISBN 13: 9788120310490
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Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Crowdsourcing ideas, insights and wisdom from the World Economic Forum's global network of business, government, civil society and youth leaders, this book looks deeply at the future that is unfolding today and how we might take collective ...
Author(s): Klaus Schwab
ISBN 13: 9781944835002
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: New Economics For Industry, Government, Education

"... competition, we see now, is destructive. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management."In this book W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. The system of profound knowledge, as it is called, consists of four parts: appreciation for a system,knowledge about variation, theory of knowledge, and psychology. Describing prevailing management style as a prison, Deming shows how a style based on cooperation rather than competition can help people develop joy in work and learning at the same time that it brings about long-term success in the market. Indicative of Deming's philosophy is his advice to abolish performance reviews on the job and grades in school.previously published by MIT-CAES

Presents a new, transformative theory of management style, the system of Profound Knowledge. Shows how to create a product or service to achieve continual growth, innovation, and improved market position. Also explores reasons to abolish performance reviews on the job and grades in school.

Author(s): W. Edwards Deming
ISBN 13: 9780262541169
Pages: 265
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Title: Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications

This upper-level undergraduate text provides an introduction to industrial organization theory along with applications and nontechnical analyses of the legal system and antitrust laws. Using the modern approach but without emphasizing the mathematical generality inherent in many of the arguments, it bridges the gap between existing nontheoretical texts written for undergraduates and highly technical texts written for graduate students. The book can also be used in masters' programs, and advanced graduate students will find it a convenient guide to modern industrial organization.The treatment is rigorous and comprehensive. A wide range of models of all widely used market structures, strategic marketing devices, compatibility and standards,advertising, R&D, as well as more traditional topics are considered in versions much simplified from the originals but that retain the basic intuition.Shy first defines the issues that industrial organization addresses and then develops the tools needed to attack the basic questions. He begins with perfect competition and then considers imperfectly competitive market structures including a wide variety of monopolies, and all forms of quantity and price competitions. The last chapter provides a helpful feature for students by showing how various theories may be related to particular industries but not to others.Topics include: the basics needed to understand modern industrial organization; market structure (monopoly, homogenous products, differentiated products); mergers and entry; research and development; economics of compatibility and standards; advertising; quality and durability; pricing tactics; marketing tactics; management, compensation, and information; price dispersion and search theory; and special industries.

Author(s): Oz Shy
ISBN 13: 9780262691796
Pages: 488
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Title: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job — any job — can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors.

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything — from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal — in quite the same way again.

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Author(s): Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN 13: 9780312626686
Pages: 256
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Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Crowdsourcing ideas, insights and wisdom from the World Economic Forum's global network of business, government, civil society and youth leaders, this book looks deeply at the future that is unfolding today and how we might take collective ...
Author(s): Klaus Schwab
ISBN 13: 9781944835002
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice

Since the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management, and public administration courses.

Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century with deeper coverage of sustainability and resiliency, the Fifth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns, and local entities in crafting their economic destinies within the global economy. Authors Nancey Green Leigh and Edward J. Blakely provide a thoroughly up-to-date exploration of planning processes, analytical techniques and data, and locality, business, and human resource development, as well as advanced technology and sustainable economic development strategies.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Addresses the challenges to local economic development planning posed by the weak recovery to the Great Recession
  • Introduces social network analysis
  • Covers the importance of urban design for local economic development success and the potential of LEED neighborhood design
  • Expands the focus on public-private partnerships and community marketing for implementing economic development plans
  • Offers new case studies and illustrations
Author(s): Edward J. Blakely
ISBN 13: 9781452242590
Pages: 456
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Title: Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Known for its strong coverage of macroeconomic theory and international trade, this book provides readers with a systematic introduction to the basic economic concepts and issues impacting the U.S. food and fiber industry. Using a building block approach, the authors discuss individual consumer and producer decision-making, market equilibrium and economic welfare conditions, government intervention in agriculture, macroeconomic policy and international trade. This new edition provides examples not only from the farm, but also throughout the entire food and fiber industry and features updated chapters on natural resources and the government’s role in agriculture. Some additional new features include:

  • Enhanced coverage of natural resource issues
  • Revised chapter on the government’s role in agriculture.
  • Expanded and Updated! Testing Your Economic quotient sections

This is a perfect resource for anyone interested in agriculture.

Author(s): C. Parr Rosson
ISBN 13: 9780131592483
Pages: 432
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Title: The Economics of Industrial Innovation

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author(s): Chris Freeman
ISBN 13: 9780415516105
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Title: The Second Machine Age

A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power ...
Author(s): Erik Brynjolfsson Andrew McAfee
ISBN 13: 9780393350647
Pages: 320
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Title: Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry

Insurance is an extraordinarily useful tool to manage risk. When it works as intended, it provides financial protection to individuals and a profitable business model for insurance firms and their investors. But it is broadly misunderstood by consumers, regulators, and insurance executives. This book looks at the behavior of individuals at risk, insurance industry decision makers, and policy makers at the local, state, and federal level involved in the selling, buying, and regulating of insurance. It compares their actions to those predicted by benchmark models of choice derived from classical economic theory. When actual choices stray from predictions, the behavior is considered to be anomalous. With considerable sums of money at stake, both in consumer premiums and insurance company payouts, it is important to understand the reasons for anomalous behavior. Howard Kunreuther, Mark Pauly, and Stacey McMorrow examine these anomalies through the lens of behavioral economics, which takes into account emotions, biases, and simplified decision rules. The authors then consider if and how such behavioral anomalies could be modified to improve individual and social welfare. This book is neither a defense of the insurance industry nor an attack on it. Neither is it a consumer guide to purchasing insurance, although the authors believe that consumers will benefit from the insights it contains. Rather, this book describes situations in which both public policy and the insurance industry’s collective posture need to change. This may require incentives, rules, and institutions to help reduce both inefficient and anomalous behavior, thereby encouraging behavior that will improve individual and social welfare.
Author(s): Howard C. Kunreuther
ISBN 13: 9780521608268
Pages: 336
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Title: Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Engineering Economics

Remarkable technological advances still elave us basing most major engineering decisions on economic considerations. So, this clear and concise examination of the principles of engineering economics should benefit all undergraduate students, regardless of their area of interest. Students will learn about compound interest and the time value of money, depriciation and taxes and more, and then find out how to use this information to make real-life decisions. Includes hundreds of practise problems with answers.

Schaum's Outlines contains hundreds of worked-out solutions to problems covered in any college course.

Author(s): William E. Souder
ISBN 13: 9780070238343
Pages: 224
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