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
Written solely for the undergraduate audience, Industrial Organization: Theory and Practice, which features early coverage of Antitrust, punctuates its modern introduction to industrial organization with relevant empirical data and case studies to show students how to apply theoretical tools.
This book celebrates the contributions of David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor at the School of Public and Environment Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University (USA), co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics, and former Director of the Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group at the erstwhile Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena, Germany). For his pioneering work, which explores the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development, and global competitiveness, he has received the 2001 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research from the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research and the 2011 Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal (Germany). This volume features original contributions from over 50 leading scholars to map, analyze and evaluate the impact of Audretsch’s research on a broad spectrum of research fields, ranging from economics to entrepreneurship and geography. The development and evolution of key ideas which have significantly shaped theory and future research across these fields are also explored.
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 Volume 4 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors. 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
This eagerly anticipated text from one of the worlds' leading academics in this field takes a truly international approach to this fascinating subject, providing a balanced approach to both EU competition policy and US antitrust. The structure of the text allows flexibility for the teacher, sothat they can teach from either a US, European approach or incorporate both. The text also includes contemporary topics not found in other texts of this kind such as Contestable Markets and Experimental Economics.To help instructors teach from this text, an Instructors Manual, PowerPoint Slides, and a Multiple-Choice Test bank are available to instructors from the supporting Online Resource Centre.
. . . 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.
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.
This second volume of the Handbook includes original contribution by experts in the field. It provides up-to-date surveys of the most relevant applications of game theory to industrial organization. The book covers both classical as well as new IO topics such as mergers in markets with homogeneous and differentiated goods, leniency and coordinated effects in cartels and mergers, static and dynamic contests, consumer search and product safety, strategic delegation, platforms and network effects, auctions, environmental and resource economics, intellectual property, healthcare, corruption, experimental industrial organization and empirical models of R&D.