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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jawed rated it liked it Apr 24, Account Options Sign in. This book has a good explanation of Porter’s Five Forces as a tool for organizing industry analysis, building on the coverage of industrial organization and game theory and also chaptersrs in benefit and cost advantage and sustaining advantage.

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Read more Read less. The book is dense in content about strategy and economics, but I found it a little bit complicated and dry with no concerete numerical exercises. The only real big issue I had with it was that it assumed so much previous micro knowledge, that you really need to have taken a micro class at some level shannley it to make sense. There is the gas paid and the depreciation of the car, and the opportunity cost involved with the travel.

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Maqbool Elahi rated it really liked scharfer Sep 27, Add both to Cart Add both to List. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Market-Based Management 6th Edition. This textbook is comprehensive and well-written, over viewing a lot of ground about how firms and markets organize and evolve. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pages with related products. Jul 30, Cranove rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One of the key insights of microeconomics is that there is a whole constellation of factors to take into consideration when looking at integration, either vertical or horizontal.


Even in a world where a company had a monopoly on breathable oxygen, there would be a slope to the demand curve because ultimately, the willingness to pay would still be infinite, but the actual ability to pay would be finite.

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A big highlight for me were the “green boxes” — the sidebar examples, many of which were interesting and surprising did you know that cement industry is organized differently in US, Mexico, and Brazil?

Economics of Strategy focuses on the key economic concepts students must master in or to develop a sound business strategy.

It is simplistic and wrong. It may make no sense for an automobile manufacturer to make their own airbags when every manufacture needs airbags, and a supplier can specialize and sell airbags to several companies. Konstantinos rated it really liked it May 29, This allows the supplier to have lower costs because they are operating at scale where a singular manufacture of automobiles would have higher costs because they are manufacturing for only themselves.

Kunal Jalan rated it really liked it Dec 03, This book provides valuable theoretical and practical information on strategy. Ideal for undergraduate managerial economics and business strategy courses, Economics of Strategy offers real-world applications to make these courses more relevant. Hardcoverpages. Brilliant book that outlines various different concepts of strategies that can be found in any firm.


Share your thoughts shaley other customers. Bringing economic theory and strategic analysis to life in an engaging and uniquely modern way, Besanko et al. Other than that, the internal structure of the firm was left until the last unit, and I would bet that my professor was not the first to elide that section. Competitive firms do realize a profit, but bringing production of an input in house is no besaanko of capturing that profit both because the supplier is working at scale and there is a potential for the supplier to get lost in the bureaucracy of the firm and the potential profits instead become costs to overhead.

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Gave to L for uni. My favorite for teaching MBA economics as it provides practical essential tools for managers making decisions in organizations.

Carlos rated it wchaefer was amazing Aug 22, This book is a good introductory book into economics. Abhijit Amatya rated it it was amazing Jun 07, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Lea Crandall rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Account Options Sign in. It contains numerous case studies and provides a useful framework for further readings on the topic. Nevertheless, besanoo book is a good read.

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