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.'
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.
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.
Asian shipping entrepreneurship relies on strong ties between private entities and public institutions (i.e. governments). This book examines the growth and sustainability of the Asian maritime world through the lens of the Asian cultural code, its social and institutional economics as well as its unique way of public governance. The book addresses the economics of maritime industry in a broader stroke to include ship owning, shipbuilding, port operation and its links and collaborations to other industries from a refreshing perspective. The book also examines major maritime nations of Asia in three dimensions: history, strategy (also policy) and the current state of the maritime industry. The relationship between Asian shipping giants and public institutions is also explored, along with the recent developments and challenges of the regional maritime industry in the era of a marine tech boom, upsizing tonnage and environmental debates. Its comprehensive overview of and unique approach to the subject makes the book a valuable reference to anyone interested in the topic.
This text integrates various statistical techniques with concepts from business, economics and finance, and demonstrates the power of statistical methods in the real world of business. This edition places more emphasis on finance, economics and accounting concepts with updated sample data.
"Soft Computing and its Applications in Business and Economics," or SC-BE for short, is a work whose importance is hard to exaggerate. Authored by leading contributors to soft computing and its applications, SC-BE is a sequel to an earlier book by Professors R. A. Aliev and R. R. Aliev, "Soft Computing and Its Applications," World Scientific, 200l. SC-BE is a self-contained exposition of the foundations of soft computing, and presents a vast compendium of its applications to business, finance, decision analysis and economics. One cannot but be greatly impressed by the wide variety of applications - applications ranging from use of fuzzy logic in transportation and health case systems, to use...
Trust the market-leading ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, 8E to introduce sound statistical methodology using real-world examples, proven approaches, and hands-on exercises that build the foundation readers need to analyze and solve business problems quantitatively. This edition gives readers the foundation in statistics needed for an edge in today's competitive business world. The authors’ signature problem-scenario approach and reader-friendly writing style combines with proven methodologies, hands-on exercises, and real examples to take readers deep into today’s actual business problems. Readers learn how to solve problems from an intelligent, quantitative perspective. Streamlined to focus on core topics, this new edition provides the latest updates with new case problems, applications, and self-test exercises to help readers master key formulas and apply statistical methods as they learn them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.