Competition, Diversity and Economic Performance: Processes, Complexities and Ecological Similarities

Competition, Diversity and Economic Performance: Processes, Complexities and Ecological Similarities

by Clement A. Tisdell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847207463
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2013
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Clement A. Tisdell, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface 1. The Role of Competition and Diversity in Economic Performance: An Overview 2. Concepts of Economic Competition and Performance in Context 3. Diversity of Consumers, Product Innovation and Economic Performance 4. Schumpeter and the Dynamics of Capitalism: The Driving Force of Business Innovation 5. Reasons for Business Diversity and their Economic Importance 6. Diversity and the Evolution of Competitive Economic Systems 7. Competition, Diversity, Evolution and Sustainability: Are there Lessons from Ecology? 8. Market Niches, Competition and Economic Performance: More Clues from Ecology? 9. Market Impediments, Restrained Reactions and Market Dynamics 10. Variations in the Fitness of Firms, Dynamic Economic Performance, and Vulnerability 11. More on Differences in the Fitness of Firms, Market Selection and Product Variety 12. Using Market Mechanisms (for Example, Contracting Out) for the Efficient Public Provision of Commodities 13. Using Market and Market-like Mechanisms to Manage a Multidivisional Business Efficiently 14. Business Partnerships, Cooperation and the Enhancement of Economic Performance Index

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