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Economics for Business [Paperback]

David Begg , Damian Ward
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1 Nov 2009 0077124731 978-0077124731 3
Economics for Business, 3rd edition, is an essential introduction to economics, tailor-made for business students. The text demonstrates the relevance of applying economics principles to solve business problems, using a unique business first approach. Key economic theories are clearly explained within the context of modern business, drawing on a wealth of contemporary examples to bring the topics to life. The pedagogy allows students to consolidate their learning and equips them with the economic tools to confront real business situations.

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; 3 edition (1 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077124731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077124731
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Begg is Principal of the Tanaka Business School at Imperial College London. He has been a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research since its inception in 1984. He has also been an adviser to the Bank of England, the Treasury and the IMF. Damian Ward is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Bradford University School of Management. He has experience of teaching undergraduate and MBA students, including senior managers from the BBC and Emirates Airlines. His research interests focus on the application of economic theory to the workings of the financial services industry.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lots of mistakes 12 Oct 2011
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bought this as it is required reading for my undergraduate economics course.
Unfortunately it has lots of mistakes in it - poor wording, figures incorrectly calculated in tables etc. so I actually have to go to the library and cross reference everything this book says with other textbooks just to make sure it is correct or not! what a waste of time and money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Dimitar
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as a referred 'further reading' for my course in International Business Economics, part of my MBA programme with London University. I have got a technical background and although I have learnt economics several times during my studies, it has never been a principal subject.

I find this book a real friend for everyone who starts to study any economics science from scratch or after a long pause. There are easy, logical explanation of the basics of economics, developed systematically, clearly and understandably. Authors use a lot of examples from the real life and make in this way the learning process even easier. The book is recently updated and all of the examples are really fresh.

For my, it was a real pleasure to read this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in economics, but doesn't have such education. There is almost no math in it, but logic (although I could cope with math easily, engineers learn a LOT of math during their studies :)).

Briefly - a wonderful book to learn the basics of the economics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview of economics for business 16 Nov 2013
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As somebody who is in senior management and requires an overall knowledge of how an organisation works without having to be a qualified accountant this book was clear to understand and put it point across in a way that is relevant to the non-accounting manager who needs to understand budgeting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars :) 1 Nov 2013
By Valery
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good brand new book and sealed and very nice and i would recommend others to buy :)
thank you :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Economics for Business 29 Oct 2013
By Thomas
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I bought this for a university course on business economics, and so far, this book has proven invaluable. Good stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super quick delivery "used" 26 Oct 2013
By YAY
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I bought a used copy that came to me pretty much brand new :D
the book is great for beginners although, the order of the book may not be to everyone's liking - we're learning it in a very different order
overall, great book
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