Pearson Education - Economics for Business and Management

  • . Markets and Resource Allocation Wants, limited resources and choice Demand curves and functions Supply curves and functions Price determination Changes in market price and quantity Resource allocation in different economic systems Key Terms Key Points Assessment Practice Case Study 1.1: Death of the CD! Case Study 1.2: Dyson relocates production to South East Asia Case Study 1.3: Consumer tastes and the Atkins Diet Case Study 1.4: The drug war Case Study 1.6: Fulfilling the plan 2.
  • . Market Structures Perfect Competition Contestable market theory Monopoly Monopolistic competition Oligopoly Key Terms Key Points Assessment Practice Case Study 6.1: Perfect competition and the Internet Case Study 6.2: New entry and profit rates Case Study 6.3: Cartels and collusion Case Study 6.4: Price discrimination in pharmaceuticals 7.
  • . Labour and other Factor Markets Factor payments and derived demand Occupational differences in wages and employment Imperfectly competitive labour markets UK labour marker regulations EU Social Chapter Work-life balance Gender and ageism Transfer earnings and economic rent Key Terms key Points Assessment Practice Case Study 7.1: Pop idols Case Study 7.2: Concerns over the NMW Case Study 7.3: Working hours in France Case Study 7.4: Flexible working - opportunity or threat 8.

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  • | Citi Power Building market share through customer service Deregulated Energy Comes to Australia Until 1994, the Australian energy industry was in the hands of state governments.
  • . Australian energy customers were not familiar with the level of service that a competitive market offers.
  • . "Competition was new to these customers, " said Samantha Bartlett, CitiPower Manager, Marketing and Business Sales.
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  • . Deregulation of Australia's energy market occurred in stages.
  • . The segment of the market now open to competition was the very segment that comprised a substantial portion of CitiPower's original base: those using between 160 to 750 megawatt hours annually, at a cost of under $75, 000 AU.
  • . CitiPower enters the deregulated energy market with Edify Two things become critical in choosing a CRM solution: making best use of past investments, and knowing the choice will carry the organization into the future.

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  • . The rules also stated that no retail electricity supplier or RES shall be allowed to engage in selling, brokering, marketing or aggregating of electricity to end-users or to participate in the WESM (Wholesale Electricity Spot Market) without a valid license from the ERC.
  • . Those considered to qualify as RES would include: a) a generation company or its affiliate; b) a distribution utility that shall operate as a RES outside its franchise area; c) an affiliate of a distribution utility with respect to the latter’s contestable market or outside its franchise area; d) an independent power producer administrator; or e) any other person intending to engage in the selling, brokering or marketing of electricity to the contestable market.
  • . Considered as contestable market are those that cover end-users who have a choice of electricity supplier as may be determined by the ERC, consistent with the provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act.
  • . It must also exhibit technical ability to secure generation through compliance with all applicable requirements of the Market Operator and the National Transmission Corporation, whenever necessary; and that it would be able to meet all of transactional requirements or its contractual obligations with any industry participant.

    Economics in the News (01-06) - Essay plan on contestable markets
  • . Suggested answer Markets are contestable when there is perfect information and where all suppliers can make use of the best available production technology in the market.
  • . low barriers to exit) – this reduces the risks of coming into a market.
  • . Or the marketing costs of launching a new confectionery product.
  • . A profit-seeking monopolist in a market that is not contestable might price at P1 at an output Q1 where MR=MC.
  • . If a market is contestable, there is downward pressure on the price , because supernormal profits provide a signal for new firms to enter the market and if the existing monopolist is producing at too high a price or has allowed their average total costs to drift higher, then entrants can “undercut the monopolist” and some of the monopoly profit will be competed away.
  • . We must also consider dynamic efficiency – which occurs over time in a market.
  • . If there is intense competition within the market, this may lead to increased spending on research and development as businesses seek to find that “competitive edge” against rivals.


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    Unshackling Queensland Sugar
  • Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries Tools Accessibility | Search Search Global links | Primary navigation > > > Unshackling Queensland Sugar Centre for International Economics This Report was commissioned by Queensland Government to evaluate the costing benefits of the April 2005 ( 105 kB PDF) proposal to introduce a new marketing system for the Queensland sugar industry from the 2006/07 season.
  • . Download a Print version of the whole report ( 255 kB PDF) Summary A proposal to free up Queensland sugar marketing is overwhelmingly in the public interest A Working Group, established by the Queensland sugar industry, has proposed the replacement of the existing marketing arrangements based on compulsory vesting of all bulk raw sugar, with voluntary arrangements involving Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) becoming a contractually based marketing company.
  • . Marketing based on compulsory vesting is holding the industry back Like several other recent reviews, we have concluded that current arrangements are holding the industry back.

    Mastering Strategy: Resource Based Strategy
  • . AT & T, the US telecoms carrier, understood that the convergence of telecommunications and computing would transform not only the company’s own markets but much of business life.
  • . The methods require analysis of the characteristics of the company and the industries and markets in which it operates.
  • . The modern subject of business strategy is a set of analytic techniques for understanding better, and so influencing, a company’s position in its actual and potential marketplace.
  • . When the content of strategy was first set out thirty years ago, industrial economics was dominated by the structure – conduct – performance paradigm, which emphasised how market structure – the number of competitors and the degree of rivalry between them – was the principal influence on a company’s behaviour.
  • . Market structure was determined partly by external conditions of supply and demand, and partly (unless anti-trust-agencies intervened) by the attempts of firms to influence the intensity of competition. - Connecting you to New Zealand central & local government services
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  • . Assessment of Career Development Policy Options: A Comparative Study&contenttype=general&docid=217&title=Conceptual framework&cat1=Careers industry information & research&cat2=Industry reports#20Study (Web page) Consumers are becoming more demanding and markets for products and services are becoming increasingly competitive.
  • . Businesses are responding by requiring sophisticated marketing intelligence.
  • . Good market research is critical for businesses, helping them to test markets and marketing strategy for new products and services, as well as providing data to help them maintain market share and sales volume.

    Economics - Airline Industry and Contestability Project What is a contestable market?
  • . The existence of potential entrants into the industry will tend to keep profits to their normal level even in the short run, because existing firms will want to deter new entrants from coming into the market.
  • . Contestable markets are both productively and allocatively efficient and are likely to be efficient in the short run as well.
  • . The theory regarding the type of profit made in a contestable market is this.
  • . The reason being is that when firm try to profit maximises in the short run then this will attract new entrants into the market to take some of this profit away from the existing firm.
  • . The key assumption of a contestable market is that it gives the firms the ability to enter and exit the market.
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    Microsoft Corporation||Over 20, 000 University Courseworks, Dissertations, Research Papers, Essays, Assignments, Academic Reports and Analysis
  • . Microsoft Xbox in Japanese market: standardization vs.
  • . adaptation (2005, 2000 words, 74%) The paper examines the marketing problems of Microsoft Xbox focusing on the dilemma between standardizing and adapting the company practices to different markets, analyzing their market segmentation and highlighting cultural difficulties of entering foreign markets, namely, the Japanese market.
  • . It highlights how Microsoft remains in an extremely strong position within the global software industry, increasing its revenues and diversifying to remain competitive within emerging markets.
  • . The Societal Marketing Concept and Microsoft (2005, 2500 words, 60%) This paper starts with a literature review of the Societal Marketing Concept including what it is, whether businesses should take responsibility for their products, academic models that can be applied to the concept, applying the concept to Microsoft and implementing the concept with Microsoft.
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  • . Congestion The condition under which the transactions that market participants wish to implement exceed the transfer capability of the transmission grid.
  • . Contestable Market With respect to market power analysis, any market that is open to outside competitors that would be able to limit the market power of a dominant player, whether or not such outside competitors currently exist or compete in that market.
  • . It does not refer to energy and load-shape changes arising from the normal operation of the marketplace or from government-mandated energy efficiency standards.
  • . End-use Consumer or Customer A residential, commercial, or industrial customer in the energy marketplace who buys energy for its own consumption and not for resale.
  • . Green Power Marketing Commercial process of marketing and selling the output of certain generation sources identified as "green" because they meet certain standards for being deemed environmentally preferable.
  • . Independent System Operator (ISO) A system and market operator, who is independent of other market interests, i.e., has no ownership interest in the transmission facilities and no vested interest in specific market outcomes.

    The Benefits of Oligopolies
  • . Today, a pending deal would leave three companies in control of nearly two-thirds of the market.
  • . Such market formations are known as oligopolies.
  • . Market purists consider oligopolies - not to mention cartels - to be as villainous as monopolies.
  • . Oligopolies, they intone, restrict competition unfairly, retard innovation, charge rent and price their products higher than they could have in a perfect competition free market with multiple participants.
  • . But how does one determine market concentration to start with? The Herfindahl-Hirschmann index squares the market shares of firms in the industry and adds up the total.
  • . But the number of firms in a market does not necessarily impart how low - or high - are barriers to entry.
  • . These are determined by the structure of the market, legal and bureaucratic hurdles, the existence, or lack thereof of functioning institutions, and by the possibility to turn an excess profit.
  • . Often the market is difficult to define.

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  • Main navigation "AS/A2" section navigation More on oligopoly Firms are interdependent and there is a high degree of uncertainty in the market as a change in one firm's marketing mix may bring about an unknown change in another firms marketing mix.
  • . Each firm has an allocated output (by market share pre-collusion).
  • . The price needs to be high enough to stop other firms making losses, which would attract the competition commission to investigate the market.
  • . The barometric firm is not the largest firm in the market but has better knowledge and ability to forecast the future of the market.
  • . This leads to lots of non-price competition within the market.
  • . Hit and run policy Where a firm enters the market for a short period of time makes supernormal profits then leaves the industry.
  • . This can happen in contestable markets.
  • . Contestable market Contestability is the competitiveness in the market between firms.
  • . The following are characteristics of contestable markets.