Managerial Economics And Strategy

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For courses in Managerial Economics. A Problem-based Approach that Uses Modern Theories and Real-world Examples Managerial Economics and Strategy uses real--world issues and examples to illustrate how economic principles impact business decisions. Emphases on agency and contract theory, managerial behavioral economics, game theory, and pricing are especially valuable to future managers. In-text examples and boxed mini--cases use actual data to illustrate the use of basic economic models, while Q&As pose important managerial or economic problems and demonstrate a step-by-step approach to solving them. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect new supply-and-demand curves and include discussions of corporate social responsibility, opportunistic behavior, and innovation. It also features new learning objectives, examples, end-of-chapter questions, and spreadsheet exercises. Also available with MyEconLab(R) MyEconLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEconLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEconLab search for: 0134472551 / 9780134472553 Managerial Economics and Strategy Plus MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134167872 / 9780134167879 Managerial Economics and Strategy *013416976X / 9780134169767 MyEconLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Managerial Economics and Strategy

Towards A Theory Of Information Strategy

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This dissertation develops the outlines of a theory of information strategy. It addresses the way in which firms decide to influence market transparency either negatively by allowing and maintaining the existence of information imperfections or positively by actively addressing and solving them in their search for above-normal economic returns (i.e. rent). In order to explicitly focus on the rent-earning potential of information imperfections, InfoRent is introduced as a new rent type. The theoretical framework that is developed draws on an integrate theoretical basis including Industrial Organization Economics, the Competence perspective, Evolutionary Economics and Information Economics. The framework is refined and empirically explored by means of an in-depth case study in the Dutch leisure travel industry that examines the information strategy of a tour operator, an airline and an online travel agent. The dissertation was awarded the Thesis of the Year 2004 award by the NOBEM (Netherlands Organization for Research in Business Economics and Management).

Linear And Nonlinear Rotordynamics

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A wide-ranging treatment of fundamental rotordynamics in order to serve engineers with the necessary knowledge to eliminate various vibration problems.

New to this edition are three chapters on highly significant topics:

Vibration Suppression - The chapter presents various methods and is a helpful guidance for professional engineers. Magnetic Bearings - The chapter provides fundamental knowledge and enables the reader to realize simple magnetic bearings in the laboratory. Some Practical Rotor Systems - The chapter explains various vibration characteristics of steam turbines and wind turbines. The contents of other chapters on Balancing, Vibrations due to Mechanical Elements, and Cracked Rotors are added to and revised extensively.

The authors provide a classification of rotating shaft systems and general coverage of key ideas common to all branches of rotordynamics. They offers a unique analysis of dynamical problems, such as nonlinear rotordynamics, self-excited vibration, nonstationary vibration, and flow-induced oscillations. Nonlinear resonances are discussed in detail, as well as methods for shaft stability and various theoretical derivations and computational methods for analyzing rotors to determine and correct vibrations. This edition also includes case studies and problems.

Strategy And Ethnic Conflict

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Ethnic conflict now presents the thorniest problems for military and civilian strategists of all stripes. This book presents a new general theory of strategy, encompassing studies of the relationship between values, interest, and strategy as these relate to ethnic conflicts. It focuses on the relationship between values and strategy, building a theory on the hypothesis that national values influence national strategy. Paquette's research reveals that national values influence national strategy through three mechanisms: cognition, appreciation, and evaluation. Each mechanism, and indeed the whole value-focused approach to strategic thinking, is described using a network of interrelated statements.

Paquette develops a methodology specific to the issues of international security and ethnic considerations. She tests this theory extensively for internal consistency before applying it to a single historical case: French decision-making on national strategy between 1955 and 1970; however, because of its generality, this same theory could easily be applied to other cases. As with any theory, it is possible to vary successively or simultaneously assumptions or conditions and to derive new predictions. This process of deriving variations has the potential to help in the training of strategists, both military and civilian.