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The Business of Economics

The Business of Economics

John Kay

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The first section of the book is concerned with how economics is, and should be used, in business. It stresses that the value of economics lies in being able to provide us with a better understanding ... More

Compassion, by the PoundThe Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

Compassion, by the Pound: The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare

F. Bailey Norwood and Jayson L. Lusk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199551163
eISBN:
9780191808593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199551163.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

For much of human history, most of the population lived and worked on farms but today, information about livestock is hard to come by. When romanticized notions of an agrarian lifestyle meet with the ... More

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Thomas A. Durkin, Gregory Elliehausen, Michael E. Staten, and Todd J. Zywicki

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195169928
eISBN:
9780199384976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169928.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapters 1 to 5 discuss types, trends, and basic economics and psychology of consumer credit use, including credit demand, credit supply, theories from behavioral economics, and financial ... More

Contests for Corporate ControlCorporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Mary O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book is based on detailed historical research in the USA and Germany, and represents a challenge to current orthodoxy on corporate governance. It is a challenging and informed examination of the ... More

The Contracting OrganizationA Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Simon Domberger

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Among the questions tackled by Simon Domberger in this book are the following: When should organizations contract out services traditionally produced in‐house? Is outsourcing another ephemeral ... More

Dimensions of Economic Theory and PolicyEssays for Anjan Mukherji

Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, and Uday Bhanu Sinha (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Anjan Mukherji, arguably one of India's most distinguished economists, is known for his research on the stability of the Walrasian tatonnement, its relation to the weak axiom of revealed preference, ... More

Diminishing Returns at WorkThe Consequences of Long Working Hours

Diminishing Returns at Work: The Consequences of Long Working Hours

John H. Pencavel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876166
eISBN:
9780190876197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876166.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Economic History

This book concerns working hours - in the past and in the present, in America and in Britain. The focus is on the relationship between working hours and outcome , such as production and health. ... More

The Dynamic FirmThe Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Alfred D. Chandler, Peter Hagstrom, and Örjan Sölvell (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Business strategy is becoming increasingly ’pluralist’, drawing on the insights of different disciplines and business practice in different parts of the world. This book brings together, under three ... More

Economics Beyond the Millennium

Economics Beyond the Millennium

Alan P. Kirman and Louis-André Gérard-Varet (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

This book contains articles by leading economists in which they forecast the way in which economics will evolve in the new millennium. The three sections of the book concern the microfoundations of ... More

The Economics of ClustersLessons from the French Experience

The Economics of Clusters: Lessons from the French Experience

Gilles Duranton, Philippe Martin, Thierry Mayer, and Florian Mayneris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592203
eISBN:
9780191595615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592203.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Microeconomics

Cluster policies have become very popular among policy makers over the last thirty years. However, the mechanisms at work behind cluster dynamics, the gains that can be expected from more clustering, ... More

The Economy of EsteemAn Essay on Civil and Political Society

The Economy of Esteem: An Essay on Civil and Political Society

Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199246489
eISBN:
9780191601460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246483.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

However much people want esteem, it is an untradeable commodity: there is no way that I can buy the good opinion of another or sell to others my good opinion of them. But though it is a non-tradable ... More

Everything in Its PlaceEntrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

Everything in Its Place: Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Cities, Regions, and States

David B. Audretsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199351251
eISBN:
9780190232566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351251.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book explains what is meant by the term “Strategic Management of Place” and why it is important, and provides a motivation for this theme. In particular, while there is considerable interest and ... More

The Evolution of New Markets

The Evolution of New Markets

Paul Geroski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248896
eISBN:
9780191596308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248893.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Sheds some light on how markets develop. In particular, it suggests that the ‘new economy’ is not much different from the ‘old economy’ and that in general, the early evolution of markets can ... More

Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour

Evolution, Games, and Economic Behaviour

Fernando Vega-Redondo (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774723
eISBN:
9780191596971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774729.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book covers the modern developments in Evolutionary Game Theory, with an emphasis on economic contexts and applications. It begins with the basic ideas as they originated within the field of ... More

Foundations of Corporate SuccessHow Business Strategies Add Value

Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

John Kay

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Corporate success derives from a competitive advantage, which is based on distinctive capabilities. Competitive advantage relates to the unique character of a firm's relationship with its suppliers, ... More

Foundations of Human SocialityEconomic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies

Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Herbert Gintis (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199262052
eISBN:
9780191601637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book is the result of a collaborative effort by eleven anthropologists and six economists, and questions the motives that underlie the ways that humans interact socially, and whether these are ... More

From Evidence to ActionThe Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub Saharan Africa

Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198769446
eISBN:
9780191822445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769446.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Microeconomics

Impact evaluations must be embedded in the ongoing process of policy and programme design in order to be effective in influencing country policy. This is the primary lesson found in this book, which ... More

The Future of Consumer SocietyProspects for Sustainability in the New Economy

The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. Simultaneously steady jobs that ... More

Game Theory and Economic Modelling

Game Theory and Economic Modelling

David M. Kreps

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283812
eISBN:
9780191596568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283814.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in the early to the mid‐1970s, non‐cooperative game theory became an important tool of economics. This book is based on a series of lectures given at Oxford, and comments on this use of ... More

Governing the Modern CorporationCapital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book examines the effective governance, monitoring, and control of corporations and financial markets, drawing on the lessons of history and with a firm focus on the future. The book is divided ... More

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