Industrial Organization

Theory and Applications

Industrial Organization

This upper-level undergraduate text provides an introduction to industrial organization theory along with applications and nontechnical analyses of the legal system and antitrust laws. Using the modern approach but without emphasizing the mathematical generality inherent in many of the arguments, it bridges the gap between existing nontheoretical texts written for undergraduates and highly technical texts written for graduate students. The book can also be used in masters' programs, and advanced graduate students will find it a convenient guide to modern industrial organization.The treatment is rigorous and comprehensive. A wide range of models of all widely used market structures, strategic marketing devices, compatibility and standards, advertising, R&D, as well as more traditional topics are considered in versions much simplified from the originals but that retain the basic intuition. Shy first defines the issues that industrial organization addresses and then develops the tools needed to attack the basic questions. He begins with perfect competition and then considers imperfectly competitive market structures including a wide variety of monopolies, and all forms of quantity and price competitions. The last chapter provides a helpful feature for students by showing how various theories may be related to particular industries but not to others. Topics include: the basics needed to understand modern industrial organization; market structure (monopoly, homogenous products, differentiated products); mergers and entry; research and development; economics of compatibility and standards; advertising; quality and durability; pricing tactics; marketing tactics; management, compensation, and information; price dispersion and search theory; and special industries.

Introduction to Industrial Organization

Introduction to Industrial Organization

Since the 1980s, the study of industrial organization - the analysis of imperfectly competitive markets - has grown substantially. Using examples from both within and outside the United States, this book provides an introduction to industrial organization.

Industrial Organization

Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications

Industrial Organization

Pepall's Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications, 5th Edition offers an accessible text in which topics are organized in a manner that motivates and facilitates progression from one chapter to the next. It serves as a complete, but concise, introduction to modern industrial economics. The text uniquely uses the tools of game theory, information economics, contracting issues, and practical examples to examine multiple facets of industrial organization. The fifth edition is more broadly accessible, balancing the tension between making modern industrial analysis accessible while also presenting the formal abstract modeling that gives the analysis its power. The more overtly mathematical content is presented in the Contemporary Industrial Organization text (aimed at the top tier universities) while this Fifth Edition will less mathematical (aimed at a wider range of four-year colleges and state universities.

Industrial Organization

Competition, Strategy, Policy

Industrial Organization

A text that gets a consistently good reaction from students, Industrial Organization: Competition, Strategy, Policy has a balance of content that is spot-on for courses taught in the UK and the rest of Europe. It is specially written for the growing number of students studying industrial organization at intermediate to advanced undergraduate levels on degree courses in economics, business and management.Praise from adopters of the first edition of this successful text:"my students have been happy with this text...an admirable book" David Paton, Nottingham University, UK"nicely pitched at the intended audience...it covers the course wonderfully" Michael Wood, London South Bank University, UK"the written style is definitely student friendly, which I highly appreciate" Sophie Reboud, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, FranceKey Features:* Written from a European perspective, with an emphasis on European businesses and industries.* A wealth of case studies and examples bring the subject to life with vivid and entertaining stories of real world applications. Leading UK, European and US businesses are covered, including Microsoft, eBay, BSkyB and English Premier League football.* Only a basic prior knowledge of economic theory at an introductory level is assumed.* Extensive coverage of current empirical research throughout the text , and an extensive bibliography, provide a springboard for students intending to study industrial organization at a higher level. New To This Edition:* New chapters on pricing, auctions and product differentiation bring you up to date with the latest thinking. * Improved coverage of microeconomic foundations and the theory of the firm provides a broader understanding of these topics. * Expanded coverage of seller concentration incorporates geographic concentration, specialization, horizontal integration and industry clusters in Europe. * Fully updated chapter on market structure, firm strategy and performance includes expanded coverage of current empirical research in industrial organization. * New Mathematical Methods Appendix provides derivations of important results, allowing technically minded students to develop their understanding, without compromising the non-technical style of the main text.Dr John Lipczynski is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Business and Service Sector Management at London Metropolitan University, specializing in microeconomics and industrial economics. Professor John Wilson is in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews, specializing in industrial organization and banking. Professor John Goddard is in the School of Business and Regional Development at the University of Wales, Bangor, specializing in financial economics, industrial economics and the economics of professional sports.

Handbook of Industrial Organization

Handbook of Industrial Organization

This is Volume 3 of the Handbook of Industrial Organization series (HIO). Volumes 1 & 2 published simultaneously in 1989 and many of the chapters were widely cited and appeared on graduate reading lists. Since the first volumes published, the field of industrial organization has continued to evolve and this volume fills the gaps. While the first two volumes of HIO contain much more discussion of the theoretical literature than of the empirical literature, it was representative of the field at that time. Since then, the empirical literature has flourished, while the theoretical literature has continued to grow, and this new volume reflects that change of emphasis. Thie volume is an excellent reference and teaching supplement for industrial organization or industrial economics, the microeconomics field that focuses on business behavior and its implications for both market structures and processes, and for related public policies. *Part of the renowned Handbooks in Economics series *Chapters are contributed by some of the leading experts in their fields *A source, reference and teaching supplement for industrial organizations or industrial economists

Modern Industrial Organization

Modern Industrial Organization

Problems -- Suggested Readings -- Appendix 9A -- An Example of Price Discrimination: Agricultural Marketing Orders -- Example 9.1 -- Coupons -- Example 9.2 -- Thank You, Doctor -- Example 9.3 -- Halting Drug Sales from Canada -- Example 9.4 -- Vertical Integration as a Means of Price Discrimination: Alcoa Shows Its True Metal -- Example 9.5 -- A Discriminating Labor Union -- Example 9.6 -- Does Competition Always Lower Price?

Industrial Organization

Markets and Strategies

Industrial Organization

An innovative graduate textbook that explains modern industrial organization by blending theory with real-world applications.

The Economics of Industrial Organization

Fifth Edition

The Economics of Industrial Organization

The study of industrial organization extends to the core of some of the most important questions of economics: Who controls markets and profits from them? Does competition or monopoly result in a more beneficial economy? How can the economic playing field become fairer or more biased in either direction? Throughout the fields history, various clashing schools of thought have attempted to sort through these complex issues, examining both abstract theory and real-life cases. The Fifth Edition of this widely used, highly regarded text includes coverage of dramatic changes in the field. Shepherd and Shepherd provide broad, balanced coverage of topics without showing preference to any single point of view, encouraging readers to think independently. This emphasis on independent judgment is evident throughout the book, with discussion of structure placed before performance to assist the reader in thinking about causation. Topics are organized for maximum flexibility, with distinct chapters covering case studies, antitrust and regulation policy, and capital markets.

Pioneers of Industrial Organization

How the Economics of Competition and Monopoly Took Shape

Pioneers of Industrial Organization

. . . this collection should be viewed as a pioneering effort. . . this book would most likely serve as a useful quick reference source for students of industrial economics. It can also serve as a valuable point of departure for those who wish to study intellectual developments in a major field in more detail. John Howard Brown, Journal of the History of Economic Thought This work will be indispensable for anyone who undertakes serious scholarly research in industrial organization. With its knowledgeable authors and editors, this book offers us valuable materials, about the work of writers long forgotten and others inadequately recognized, that can contribute much to understanding in the field. William J. Baumol, New York University and Princeton University, US This encyclopaedic work celebrates the scores of leading pioneers who created the modern economic field of industrial organization, at the heart of which lie competition and monopoly, the two great forces that drive modern markets. Their pioneering work has shaped the field s growing research as well as the past, present and future debates in Europe and America over several centuries. This landmark book includes authoritative entries on all the major figures in both Europe and North America. Pioneers of Industrial Organization also reveals how public policies such as antitrust and regulation and deregulation since the 1970s can promote, or impede economic results and progress. Readers will find the intellectual pioneers, the theories and policies, and the debates, in all their variety herein. Some pioneers have been free-market advocates, others have been more protective of popular values, but all have strained to make the economic engine promote more wealth, progress and fairness. This book presents the people, ideas and debates with careful neutrality, and also with clear, concise writing. For all those interested in modern economic progress and its problems, this book provides deep insight as well as great personal colour. It will be an essential source of reference for students, researchers and professors of economics, as well as those concerned with the historical foundations or the conceptual and thematic developments in industrial organization.