Managerial Economics & Organizational Architecture / Edition 5

Managerial Economics & Organizational Architecture / Edition 5

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by James Brickley, Jerold Zimmerman, Jr., Clif Smith Clifford W.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073375829

ISBN-13: 9780073375823

Pub. Date: 10/17/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The Fifth Edition of Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture provides a comprehensive, cross-functional framework for analyzing organizational problems, which enables students to use the basic tools of economics to solve relevant business problems. The clear approach and real-world context give students the resources to be effective in a management…  See more details below

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The Fifth Edition of Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture provides a comprehensive, cross-functional framework for analyzing organizational problems, which enables students to use the basic tools of economics to solve relevant business problems. The clear approach and real-world context give students the resources to be effective in a management setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073375823
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
254,394
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Basic Concepts

Ch. 1 Introduction 2

Ch. 2 Economists' View of Behavior 16

Ch. 3 Markets, Organizations, and the Role of Knowledge 60

Pt. 2 Managerial Economics

Ch. 4 Demand 106

Ch. 5 Production and Cost 142

Ch. 6 Market Structure 178

Ch. 7 Pricing with Market Power 206

Ch. 8 Economics of Strategy: Creating and Capturing Value 240

Ch. 9 Economics of Strategy: Game Theory 281

Ch. 10 Incentive Conflicts and Contracts 313

Pt. 3 Designing Organizational Architecture

Ch. 11 Organizational Architecture 340

Ch. 12 Decision Rights: The Level of Empowerment 363

Ch. 13 Decision Rights: Bundling Tasks into Jobs and Subunits 394

Ch. 14 Attracting and Retaining Qualified Employees 420

Ch. 15 Incentive Compensation 452

Ch. 16 Individual Performance Evaluation 485

Ch. 17 Divisional Performance Evaluation 520

Capstone Case Study on Organizational Architecture: Arthur Andersen LLP 553

Pt. 4 Applications of Organizational Architecture

Ch. 18 Corporate Governance 562

Ch. 19 Vertical Integration and Outsourcing 599

Ch. 20 Leadership: Motivating Change within Organizations 637

Ch. 21 Understanding the Business Environment: The Economics of Regulation 638

Ch. 22 Ethics and Organizational Architecture 667

Ch. 23 Organizational Architecture and the Process of Management Innovation 695

Index 696

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was required reading for an economics class, so I was forced to purchase. McGraw-Hill should be embarrassed printing a book of such poor quality. The equations lack quality explanations and the general text sections are written so poorly it is hard to follow the author's thought process. It appears the authors are attempting to use "big" words and cliches that they do not understand, which leaves the reader wondering what was meant by the sentences. Examples were provided to explain a theory, but never identify how it connects. It is also apparent that there are several authors as the writing style changes frequently. I had to conduct extensive online research just to understand the concepts being presented, before I conducted my research to complete the assignments. This book was a waste of my time and I risked my GPA on this material. I am thankful I had a good instructor. If you are required to purchase this for a course, look now for other material to help you through the course, and good luck to you. If you are searching for a text book to teach economics please do the students a favor and find another source!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago