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One standard definition for economics is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. A second definition is the study of choice related to the allocation of scarce resources. The first definition indicates that economics includes any business, nonprofit organization, or administrative unit.
The second definition establishes that economics is at the core of what managers of these organizations do.
The purpose of managerial economics is to provide economic terminology and reasoning for the improvement of managerial decisions. Most readers will be familiar with two different conceptual approaches to the study of economics: Microeconomics studies phenomena related to goods and services from the perspective of individual decision-making entities—that is, households and businesses.
Macroeconomics approaches the same phenomena at an aggregate level, for example, the total consumption and production of a region. Microeconomics and macroeconomics each have their merits.
The microeconomic approach is essential for understanding the behavior of atomic entities in an economy. However, understanding the systematic interaction of the many households and businesses would be too complex to derive from descriptions of the individual units.
The macroeconomic approach provides measures and theories to understand the overall systematic behavior of an economy. Since the purpose of managerial economics is to apply economics for the improvement of managerial decisions in an organization, most of the subject material in managerial economics has a microeconomic focus.
However, since managers must consider the state of their environment in making decisions and the environment includes the overall economy, an understanding of how to interpret and forecast macroeconomic measures is useful in making managerial decisions.
However, the sources of those goods and services are usually not other individuals but organizations created for the explicit purpose of producing and distributing goods and services. Nearly every organization in our society—whether it is a business, nonprofit entity, or governmental unit—can be viewed as providing a set of goods, services, or both.
The responsibility for overseeing and making decisions for these organizations is the role of executives and managers. The subfield of economics that studies how decisions in firms are used to allocate scarce resources.
Most readers will readily acknowledge that the subject matter of economics applies to their organizations and to their roles as managers. However, some readers may question whether their own understanding of economics is essential, just as they may recognize that physical sciences like chemistry and physics are at work in their lives but have determined they can function successfully without a deep understanding of those subjects.
These subjects form the core of the curriculum for most academic business and management programs, and most managers can readily describe their role in their organization in terms of one or more of these applied subjects. A careful examination of the literature for any of these subjects will reveal that economics provides key terminology and a theoretical foundation.
We live in a world with scarce resources The basic principle that individuals cannot have everything that they want and that others want the same things that we want. We cannot have everything we want.
Further, others want the same scarce resources we want. Organizations that provide goods and services will survive and thrive only if they meet the needs for which they were created and do so effectively. And even if the goods or services are of value, when another organization can meet the same need with a more favorable exchange for the customer, the customer will shift to the other supplier.
Put another way, the organization must create value The difference between what individuals acquire and what they produce; the basis of exchange between individuals and organizations.
The thesis of this book is that those managers who understand economics have a competitive advantage in creating value. And in some portions of the book, we discuss principles that presume the underlying goal of the organization is to create profit.
However, managerial economics is relevant to nonprofit organizations and government agencies as well as conventional, for-profit businesses. Although the underlying objective may change based on the type of organization, all these organizational types exist for the purpose of creating goods or services for persons or other organizations.
Managerial economics also addresses another class of manager: As we will discuss in Chapter 8 "Market Regulation"the economic exchanges that result from organizations and persons trying to achieve their individual objectives may not result in the best overall pattern of exchange unless there is some regulatory guidance Information designed to ensure that the behaviors of organizations and people trying to achieve their objectives result in the best overall pattern of economic exchange.
Economics provides a framework for analyzing regulation, both the effect on decision making by the regulated entities and the policy decisions of the regulator.Chapter Statistical Process Control References Appendices Th is textbook is written for students of business and economics, so the examples and applications 4 | Statistics for Business and Economics With only fi ve pairs of shoes, we can get some ideas about the Ross store’s pricing policies just by.
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The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (officially Swedish: Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics, and generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field.
The award's official English name is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize. Managerial economics is the application of economic theory and quantitative methods (mathematics and statistics) to the managerial decision-making process.