Essentials of Macroeconomics
In Macroeconomics the object is to study the performance, structure and behavior of a national or regional economy as a whole. The textbook provides a comprehensive overview of all facets from Macroeconomics.
Essentials of Microeconomics
In this textbook you can read about how to develop models that describes how an economy works. The book provides a comprehensive overview of all facets from Microeconomics.
Starting with the market, consumers and producers followed by demand and production. You can also read about Monopoly, Price discrimination and Game theory.
Business Cycles and Financial Crises
This book critically reviews literature on business cycles and financial crises. It starts with an investigation of issues concerning the existence and nature of business cycles. It then examines Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis and the role of the financial sector in generating business cycles and considers the implications for bank regulation and supervision. Written at a level suitable for graduate students, the book brings together the literature from monetary and financial economics with that on business cycles (533 characters).
Innovation and Small Business - Volume 1
This volume considers innovation and small business with particular reference to the innovation process. Here an approach appropriate to small businesses is taken by considering the distinction between invention and innovation as well as research and development in the context of small firms. In addition, technology diffusion, clusters and knowledge flows, higher education spin-offs, global start-ups and innovation performance indicators are also considered with particular reference to the small business sector.
This textbook offers a simple survey over the most basic concepts that are studied within introductory courses in econometrics. The theory is clarified with numerous examples.
Subjects as basic probability and statistics, statistical inference with the simple and multiple regression model, dummy variables and auto correlation are explained.
Business Models - Networking, Innovating and Globalizing
The field of business models is about to become a core management discipline alongside accounting, finance, organization etc. Business model optimization and the commercialization of innovative ideas and new technologies will become a politically driven issue in the light of sustainability pressures. This book emphasizes how three major tendencies in business – networking, innovating and globalizing – are achieved through a business model perspective and how business models and profitability to greater extent become intertwined.
Innovation and Small Business - Volume 2
This second volume considers industrial settings and essentially attempts to apply the theory considered in volume one. Furthermore, this volume recognizes the contributions of small firms to these industries, firmly establishing the pivotal role they play in future economic development and prosperity. This is achieved by investigating a number of industries such as agri-food, health, energy, construction and heritage. In particular there is consideration of innovative and sustainable solutions, the assessment of research and development, technology and multimedia knowledge management systems.
Troubles with the break-even analysis? In this article you can read about a simple break-even point application as well as about more advanced analysis. Like the multi product break-even point, analysis in the service industry and discount and promotions.
Trade in Climate Smart Goods - and Other Specialized Products of Ecuador
The book discusses national and international policies for promoting Climate Smart Goods (CSG) trade and limiting Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions in the wake of Global Economic Downturn and Natural disasters striking countries - just like we saw in Japan. The study uses trade indices to identify some of the CSG and specialized products of Ecuador, SMART analysis for evaluating the benefits of Preferential Trading Arrangements and Gravity model (with theoretical justification) for working out the export potential of CSG and the specialized products of Ecuador. The study shows that trade, growth and environmental sustainability have limited trade off between themselves.
With the shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics the focus is no longer the Heartland or the Rimland, or any coherent geographical region, but the set of all geographical locations containing economically-important natural resources, what we shall call the Nareland (Natural Resource Lands). This new logic of dispersed geographical locations marks the shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics.
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