Managerial Economics, International Edition (with InfoApps Printed Access Card) 12e
ISBN-13: 9780324588316 / ISBN-10: 0324588313
The economic concepts presented in MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 12e International Edition, show students how to use common sense to understand business and solve managerial problems. This innovative text helps students develop and sharpen their economic intuition--an invaluable skill that helps students, as future managers, decide which products to produce, costs to consider, and prices to charge, as well as the best hiring policy and the most effective style of organization. With its unique integrative approach, the text presents the firm as a cohesive, unified organization and demonstrates that important business decisions are interdisciplinary. A basic valuation model is constructed and used as the underlying economic model of the firm; each topic is then related to an element of the value maximization model--a process that shows how management integrates accounting, finance, marketing, personnel, and production functions. The text also provides an intuitive guide to marginal analysis and basic economic relations. Once students grasp the importance of marginal revenue and marginal costs, the process of economic optimization becomes intuitively obvious. In addition, a wide variety of examples and simple numerical problems vividly illustrate the application of managerial economics to a vast assortment of practical situations. By studying the material in MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS, 12e, those seeking to further their business careers learn how to more effectively collect, organize, and analyze information. They gain powerful tools that can help them become more successful--and satisfied--in their careers.
Part 1: OVERVIEW OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS.
1. Nature and Scope of Managerial Economics.
2. Economic Optimization.
3. Demand and Supply.
Part 2: DEMAND ANALYSIS AND ESTIMATION.
4. Demand Analysis.
5. Demand Estimation.
Part 3: PRODUCTION AND COMPETITIVE MARKETS.
7. Production Analysis and Compensation Policy.
8. Cost Analysis and Estimation.
9. Linear Programming.
10. Competitive Markets.
11. Performance and Strategy in Competitive Markets.
Part 4: IMPERFECT COMPETITION.
12. Monopoly and Monopsony.
13. Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
14. Game Theory and Competitive Strategy.
15. Pricing Practices.
Part 5: LONG-TERM INVESTMENT DECISIONS.
16. Risk Analysis.
17. Capital Budgeting.
18. Organization Structure and Corporate Governance.
19. Government in the Market Economy.
"Dr. Hirschey, I am preparing for my final in Managerial Economics, and I thought I would drop you an email to thank for writing such a great textbook. I don’t know how many thank you notes you get, but you did a superb job in writing this text. I am no mathematical genius, and I really have a good shot at an A in this class. Thanks for writing something PRACTICAL."
Mark Hirschey is the Anderson W. Chandler Professor of Business at the University of Kansas, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in managerial economics and finance. He also is president of the Association of Financial Economists and a member of several professional organizations. Professor Hirschey has published articles for such leading academic journals as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS, JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, and JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS. He also is the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS AND INVESTMENTS: ANALYSIS & BEHAVIOR, the editor of ADVANCES IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, and past editor of MANAGERIAL AND DECISION ECONOMICS. He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.