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An Introduction to Industrial Economics

Author: P J Devine; N Lee; R M Jones; W J Tyson
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Series: Routledge library editions., Industrial economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This updated and expanded 1985 edition of the classic 1974 work covers deindustrialisation, industrial and competition policy, the public enterprise sector, regional and urban policy, and privatisation, as well as focussing on the firm and the industrial sector in all its facets. It remains the key work on industrial economics."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P J Devine; N Lee; R M Jones; W J Tyson
ISBN: 9781351244633 1351244639 9781351244619 1351244612 9781351244626 1351244620 9781351244602 1351244604
OCLC Number: 1019661162
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF.
Contents: Cover Page; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Contents; 1 Scope and Method of Industrial Economics; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Antecedents of industrial economics; 1.3 Objectives in industrial economics; 1.4 Firms, industries and markets; 1.5 Methodology: the search for a synthesis; Appendix: Data collection and interpretation; Notes and references; 2 Industrial and Market Structure; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Industry: definitional problems. 2.3 Industrial structure in Britain2.4 Patterns of industrial structure; 2.5 Goods v. services; 2.6 Industrial interdependence; 2.7 Markets and market structure; 2.8 Structure-performance models; 2.9 Definition and measurement of market structures; 2.10 Determinants of market structure; 2.11 Relationships between market structure and performance; Notes and references; 3 The Firm; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The firm I: the theory of the firm; 3.3 The firm II: some institutional characteristics; 3.4 Ownership, control and objectives; 3.5 Behaviourism; 3.6 Conclusion; Notes and references. 4 Corporate Growth4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The theory of the growth of the firm: basic concepts; 4.3 A simple model and some developments; 4.4 Some empirical findings; 4.5 Conclusion; Notes and references; 5 Diversification, Merger and Innovation; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Diversification; 5.3 Merger; 5.4 Innovation; Notes and references; 6 Pricing and Advertising; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 An overview of price theory; 6.3 Pricing in practice; 6.4 Non-price competition; 6.5 Advertising; 6.6 Conclusion; Notes and references; 7 The Investment Decision; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Methods of investment appraisal. 7.3 The investment decision in practice7.4 An assessment of investment appraisal techniques; 7.5 Risk, uncertainty and decision making; 7.6 Sources of finance; 7.7 Company size and investment; 7.8 Aggregate investment in the United Kingdom; Notes and references; 8 Performance Measurement; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Profit measures; 8.3 Productivity measures and growth accounting; 8.4 Perfect competition and workable competition; 8.5 Productive efficiency and X-efficiency; 8.6 Conclusion; Notes and references; 9 State Intervention in the Private Sector; 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 The legal and institutional framework9.3 Competition policy; 9.4 Industrial policy; 9.5 Conclusion; Notes and references; 10 Government Relations with the Public Industrial Sector; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Objectives of the nationalised industries; 10.3 Financial performance of the nationalised industries; 10.4 Criteria for pricing and investment policies for the nationalised industries; 10.5 Pricing performance; 10.6 Investment performance; 10.7 Conclusion; Notes and references; 11 Government Policy and the Location of Industry; 11.1 Introduction.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Industrial economics.
Responsibility: editors, N. Lee, R.M. Jones.

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"This updated and expanded 1985 edition of the classic 1974 work covers deindustrialisation, industrial and competition policy, the public enterprise sector, regional and urban policy, and privatisation, as well as focussing on the firm and the industrial sector in all its facets. It remains the key work on industrial economics."--Provided by publisher.

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