John Kay has been described as the `most important business analyst in Britain bar none', and this book shows why. Here he combines common sense and rigorous economic thinking in a number of essays on business and economic issues—-the competitiveness of UK plc, the stakeholder economy, business strategy, and corporate personality. Kay is well known for his incisive and entertaining columns in the Financial Times (some of which are included here), his regular audio and TV broadcasts, and is much in demand as a speaker and consultant. In The Business of Economics he shares his analysis, thoughts and insights on a range of urgent and important issues facing the country and individual firms. His clear and direct writing style will inform, challenge, and entertain; his rigorous and clever analysis of the corporate world will offer insights into the business problems and decisions faced by executives and managers every day. The book confirms the judgement of the Economist - `that John Kay is well on the way to turning himself into a European Michael Porter.'
This book provides a brief yet rigorous introduction to various quantitative methods used in economic decision-making. It has no prerequisites other than high school algebra. The book begins with matrix algebra and calculus, which are then used in the book's core modes. Once the reader grasps matrix theory and calculus, the quantitative models can be understood easily, and for each model there are many solved examples related to business and economic applications.
This volume provides solid methodological development in the area of statistics for business and economics. The development of each technique is presented in an application setting, with statistical results providing insights and solutions to problems.
Innovation has revolutionized the world economy, yet it remains often misunderstood. This textbook seeks to elucidate the nature and impact of innovation for both undergraduate and graduate students. Innovation and Technology examines the impact of innovation on both economic theory and the real world. It addresses the topic at the level of policy and also drills down to provide analysis of firms. This book moves beyond the plethora of specialized studies on the subject and formulates a unified and comprehensive approach, encompassing the topic’s huge breadth and scope. Issues such as innovation, knowledge, incentives, information and regulation are featured. Designed for MBA, Economics and Business students, this textbook will be useful to those interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and the economics of technology.
An international guide to research institutes, periodicals and journals within the fields of business and economics * Provides a directory of research institutes and centres * Lists full contact details and information on editor, publisher, date of foundation, subject areas covered, frequency and circulation figures of the periodicals and journals which publish the results of research into business and economics. Key Features: Section One: Directory of research institutes and centres Section Two: Listing of periodicals which publish results of research in business and economics An alphabetical index.
This Value Pack consists of Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics, 2/e by Burton/Carroll/Wall; Economics for Business and Management: A Student Text, 1/e by Griffiths/Wall and The Business Student's Handbook: Skills for Study and Employment, 4/e; 1/e (ISBN: 9781405886895)
Get more out of learning statistics than simply the ability to solve equations. Discover how statistical information enables strong decisions in today’s business world with STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, REVISED 13E. Sound methodology combines with a proven problem-scenario approach, and meaningful applications for the most powerful approach to mastering critical statistical concepts. This edition’s prestigious author team brings together more than 25 years of unmatched experience to this thoroughly updated book. More than 350 real business examples, timely cases, and memorable exercises present the latest statistical data and business information with unwavering accuracy. To ensure the most relevant coverage, this edition introduces how to use today’s most popular commercial statistical software programs, including Minitab 17 and Excel 2016. Trust this edition for the statistics background needed for business success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In economic modeling and planning, as well as in business, most problems are linear, or approximated by linear models. Such problems are solved by matrix methods, so the material presented in this book is essential to these fields.
This textbook discusses central statistical concepts and their use in business and economics. To endure the hardship of abstract statistical thinking, business and economics students need to see interesting applications at an early stage. Accordingly, the book predominantly focuses on exercises, several of which draw on simple applications of non-linear theory. The main body presents central ideas in a simple, straightforward manner; the exposition is concise, without sacrificing rigor. The book bridges the gap between theory and applications, with most exercises formulated in an economic context. Its simplicity of style makes the book suitable for students at any level, and every chapter starts out with simple problems. Several exercises, however, are more challenging, as they are devoted to the discussion of non-trivial economic problems where statistics plays a central part.