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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I shalney strategic management to undergraduates at an Australian university and have used the 2nd and 3rd editions of this book in the past three years to supplement the theory from our prescribed texts.

Even in a world where a company had a monopoly on breathable oxygen, there atrategy 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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 labor issue was in the historysection in one of the first chapters where the authors hit on Taylorism very briefly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Some things that may look to be common sense on the surface are actually more complex once the math is grafted on the too easy narrative statements. View Instructor Companion Site.

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Well structured and understandable. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The less of a slope the demand curve has, also meaning the more elastic that demand is the less power an individual firm has to set prices.

I would recommend it without hesitation also to practising Managers and Decision-Makers to assist in their business contexts. Garret rated it really liked it Dec 31, David BesankoDavid Dranove. The location of a firm has some very real drivers on how much the customer is willing to pay. It was said that Ford, who owned the mines for the coal and iron ore and the plantations of rubber trees for the rubber, would have the ships unload their cargo on one end and the other end would spit out fully formed Ford automobiles.

Many of the examples involve businesses outside of the United States. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It is also, what may look to be the best way to realize profit in a market system is vertical integration.

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The book can be used as a starter for understanding a concept of business competition, competitive environment and strategy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Economics of strategy Businesses in the book.

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Cory W Teller rated it liked it Jul 14, Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. The downward sloping demand curve has an important consequence at the other end of potential market structures, in a monopoly. Share your thoughts with other customers. I read it as a part from preparation of my Strategic course for Graduate School.


This book is a good introductory book into economics. The below is a summation I wrote for the class, inspired by this book: 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? A further incentive to buy in the market is that by having multiple suppliers a firm can buy an input at the market price and be shielded from any supply chain disruption.

If you are a grad student, go for it.

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Also useful was the treatment of micro and macro dynamics of competition — both are important to understand if one wants to econlmics firms which are likely to, for example, attain and retain market dominance, or coexist profitably with other market powers. The book begins besnako focusing on the boundaries of the firm and examines competitive strategy from the perspective of industrial organization IO economics, particularly Porter’s Five Forces.

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The ultimate takeaway is that the profit the supplier firms create is hard to capture because the supplier firms have their own learning curve and their own economies of scale. Economic Concepts for Strategy. Contents Strategy and Economics.