The fourth edition of this acclaimed text is a rich resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial organization, applied game theory, and management strategy. It incorporates game theory into industry analysis by studying the behavior of successful and failing firms as well as the structure-conduct-performance of particular industries. Chapters address a wide variety of issues concerning industry structure, policy towards business, and the strategic innovations and blunders of individual firms. New coverage of professional sports, soft drinks, distilled spirits, and cigarettes complements revised and updated chapters on airline services, retail and commercial banking, health insurance, motion pictures, and brewing. The book includes firm case studies of General Motors, Microsoft, Schlitz, and TiVo.It could have acquired both Honda and Toyota for a mere $21.5 billion. ... These cars sold well in the early 1980s but eventually had serious engine and transmission problems and had bad repair ... In 1998, GMa#39;s labor hours per vehicle were 31.98 hours while the comparable 2004 figure was 23.09.90 Nevertheless, GManbsp;...
|Title||:||Industry and Firm Studies|
|Author||:||Victor J. Tremblay, Carol Horton Tremblay|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-03-26|