Microeconomics for MBAs: The Economic Way of Thinking for by Richard B. McKenzie, Dwight R. Lee

By Richard B. McKenzie, Dwight R. Lee

This is often the 1st textbook in microeconomics written solely for MBA scholars. McKenzie/Lee minimizes awareness to arithmetic and maximizes recognition to intuitive financial pondering. The textual content is established essentially and accessibly: half I of every bankruptcy outlines the elemental idea and half II applies this uncomplicated idea to administration concerns. 'Perspective' sections in every one bankruptcy supply a brand new line of argument or various tackle a enterprise or coverage factor, and punctiliously selected themes and overview questions are designed to spark energetic and instructive debates. through the e-book, McKenzie and Lee goal to infuse scholars with the industrial state of mind within the context of a number of difficulties that MBA scholars, as destiny managers of real-world companies, will locate suitable to their profession objectives.

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The Economic Way of Thinking 32 workers were not sensitive to the pecuniary benefits of work, but were only interested in doing what their companies wanted them to do, incentives, because of the messages they convey, can have a valued and direct impact on what workers do and how long and hard they work. 31 But there is a far more fundamental reason that incentives matter: Managers don’t always know what orders or directives to give. No matter how intelligent, hard working and well- informed managers are, they seldom know as much about particular jobs as those who are actually doing those jobs.

This means managers must pay attention to the art and logic of getting incentives right. In the “Manager’s Corner” sections that are included in every chapter, we will examine a large number of different questions related to the organization of production within firms, most of which relate to incentives in one way or another: How large should firms be? Do workers want tough bosses? Why don’t more firms pay piece rate? What difference does debt make? What good are corporate raiders? At the most obvious level, these questions are concerned with widely different problems firms have to face.

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