Online Text and Notes in Managerial and Business Economics
This site hosts course materials in business and economics, taken from the Harvard Business Review and various other sources. Disciplines covered include Accounting & Control, Business & Government, Competitive Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Negotiations, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Service Management, Social Enterprise & Ethics, and Teaching & the Case Method. Access requires a fee.
This is a set of hyperlinked mindmaps, including textual notes, images and hyperlinks, covering business strategy. Reading the files requires the free MindManager viewer software, which is available for a variety of platforms. Previews of a couple of mind maps are available as PDFs, with reduced functionality.
Nicholas Economides' network economics home page, with links to his main papers on the subject including (most useful for teaching) his 'Economics of Networks' review article, interactive bibliography, and links to US anti-trust materials centred on the Department of Justice vs Microsoft case.
This is a collection of presentations given at various CBI (Confederation of British Industry) events made available via SlideShare. They have been authored by members of the CBI or invited speakers from HM Treasury, companies and other organisations. They cover topics such as public procurement, climate change, energy policy, pensions etc. In common with other resources available on SlideShare they are embeddable in other websites, some are downloadable and registered users can comment on the presentations.
An eleven-page handout adapted from Peter Earl & Tim Wakeley (2005) Business Economics: a Contemporary Approach (ISBN 9780077103927).
Archived handouts, slides and exercises from a 2009 course, organised around 21 lectures. The course contains many case studies.
This course page supports an MBA course at the University of Portland, as taught by Todd Easton in 2008. It covers Statistical and Quantitative Analysis and presents tools for descriptive statistics and details their effective use. The page features a range of course materials - syllabus, past exams, Java applets etc. but perhaps most importantly it includes a booklet on Excel skills, with accompanying data.
Archived from 2006, this is a microeconomics course, aimed at managers. Slides and lecture notes are available on this page. Topics are: The Decision Maker's Objectives; Basics of Project Evaluation; Shadow Pricing; Direct Price Changes, Welfare Economics; Indirect Price-Change Effects; Valuing the Environment and Other Unmarked Goods; Risk-Benefit Analysis; Role-Playing Exercise; Greenhouse and Kyoto; and Multi-attribute Decision Making.
Note-form PDFs from a 20-lecture graduate-level course delivered in 2004, along with a reading list, two problem sets and a sample exam. From the course description, "Overall, this course focuses on microeconomics, with some topics from macroeconomics and international trade. It emphasizes the integration of theory, data, and judgment in the analysis of corporate decisions and public policy." The main course text is Parkin, "Microeconomics".
Fourteen study-guide pages for Ivan Png's textbook "Mangerial Economics" each include a chapter summary, key concepts, detailed notes, and a worked answer to a sample discussion question, among other resources. The notes were prepared in 2001. Topics include demand, supply, elasticity, externalities and asymmetric information.
Many slide shows on the following introductory economic topics: Modelling, Markets, Basic Economic Concepts, An Economist's View of Costs, Interdependence, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Strategic Decision Making, Credible Commitment, Repetition and Reputation, and Bidding and Auctions.
This 1997 course at the Australian Graduate School of Management introduces macroeconomics for managers. The page archives 19 sets of detailed lecture slides in PDF format.