Online Text and Notes in Managerial and Business Economics

Tim Wakeley, University of Bath

An eleven-page handout adapted from Peter Earl & Tim Wakeley (2005) Business Economics: a Contemporary Approach (ISBN 9780077103927).

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Maurice Starkey

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.

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Wikipedia contributors

An overview of the history and structure of corporation tax, summarised from sources indicated by more than one hundred footnotes. This is a Featured Article on English language Wikipedia, meaning that it has been reviewed as being comparable to a professional quality encyclopaedia. An Italian translation is available.

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Confederation of British Industry

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.

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Kevin Hinde, University of Northumbria

The economics of competition: a global perspective, is part of Kevin Hinde's suite of economics resources. The lecture slide shows are from a course for Business Studies students which "explores the effects of competitive and anti-competitive behaviour in Europe". Lecture topics are: Introduction to Competition and Regulation, Case Study on Regulation: Protecting Consumers, Understanding Markets and Industries, The Welfare Effects of Market Structure, Oligopoly, Barriers to Entry, Cartels, Predatory Behaviour, and Privatisation and Regulation of Public Utilities. They are available in PDF and also as PowerPoint files.

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Kate Rockett, University of Essex, Tim Hatton, University of Essex

This course webpage supports an introductory module on economics for business as taught by Kate Rockett and Tim Hatton at the University of Essex in 2009/10. It provides an introductory overview of modern economics, including examples in microeconomics that have a bearing on the world of business, i.e., the organisation of firms, the economic implications of their objectives, and the markets in which they operate. It includes a module outline / handbook, lecture presentations, class exercises with solutions, coursework assignments and revision problems.

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Nicholas Economides, New York University

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.

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Harvard Business School

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.

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John Scouller, Strathclyde University

Overheads and lengthy notes are available here for nine PowerPoint lectures, which are: Intro to Strategy, Purpose and Performance Part 1&2, Understanding Competition, Understanding Costs, Monopoly Power and Barriers to Entry, Cooperation, Create SCA, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Also included are exams in Word and PDF. This link is to's copy of the site.

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Bob Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management

Archived handouts, slides and exercises from a 2009 course, organised around 21 lectures. The course contains many case studies.

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Robert Marks, University of New South Wales

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.

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Robert Marks, University of New South Wales

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.

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Todd Easton, University of Portland

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.

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Robert Marks, University of New South Wales
Many lecture slide shows in PDF, along with other course materials, are online here. Topics are: Thinking about Strategic Games; Simultaneous-Move Games; Sequential-Move Games; Combining Sequential and Simultaneous; Decision Analysis: Games Against Nature; Mixed Strategies and Unpredictability; Uncertainty and Information; Strategic Moves, Credibility, and Commitment; The Prisoner's Dilemma and Repetition; Bidding and Auction Design; Bargaining; Contracting - Employing, Financing, Franchising; and Choosing the Right Game: Co-opetition.
Robert Marks, Australian Graduate School of Management, Robin Stonecash, Australian Graduate School of Management
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.
Robert Marks, University of New South Wales
This course at the Australian Graduate School of Management introduces microeconomics for managers. The page archives slide shows as well as exercises for each of the six modules. The topics are: Strategic Decision Making; Credible Commitments; Repetition and Reputation; Bargaining; Tenders, Auctions, and Bidding; and Choosing the Right Game.

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