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  • Accounting Ethics - 1,833 words
    Accounting Ethics When examining the effect of open marketing on the profession of accounting it is important to view it from three perspectives: the client's, the profession's, and society's. Additionally, two key areas that are affected by marketing must be addressed, these are concerning competition, and ethical implications. Marketing in public accounting is here to stay therefore making an argument against its existence would be fruitless; however, in order to achieve maximum benefit to the firm, the client, and society more stringent guidelines must be implemented at the firm level. The first, and most obvious, of the effected areas is competition. Within competition several points are ...
    Related: accounting, ethics, public accounting, small firms, keep prices
  • Capitalism In America - 1,472 words
    ... ender their applications and software compatible with the parameters contrived by Microsoft. Consequently, these competitors must always at the mercy of changes made by Microsoft. This limits the ability of these companies to plan for the long run. As stated by Gary Reback, the attorney for the competitors of Microsoft filing a suit against the corporation, Microsoft retains a monopoly of the operating system in personal computers, which, essentially, is the brain. This brain controls the arms and legs of the computer (software) and inherently controls the arms and legs of the industry that are the competitive firms. Reback, the firms, and many others deem this kind of control unlawful, ...
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  • Economic Geography - 3,484 words
    Economic Geography ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY INDEX: 1) Introduction 2) Historical Path 2.1 Germanic Geometry 2.2 Social Physics 2.3 Cumulative Causation 2.4 Local Extenal Economies 2.5 Land Rent and Land Use 3) Krugma ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY INDEX: 1) Introduction 2) Historical Path 2.1 Germanic Geometry 2.2 Social Physics 2.3 Cumulative Causation 2.4 Local Extenal Economies 2.5 Land Rent and Land Use 3) Krugman's model 3.1 What is about 3.2 The formal model 3.3 Summary 4)Conclusion 4.1 What do we learn? 4.2 Central and periphery in Europe today 4.3 Concluding thoughts ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 1. INTRODUCTION During the 1960's and 1970's International trade theory was almost entirely domina ...
    Related: economic analysis, economic geography, european economic, geography, international trade
  • Economic History Of Property Rights - 1,470 words
    ... ivide the atmosphere into individual segments of ownership( Another limitation is if the resource within the property are mobile. An example of this is ground water. Even if the oceans could be divided up into separate segments for each different fishing company it is impossible to control the fish from swimming about from segment to segment( The next situation is if property rights are irrelevant to the environmental problems. The prime example of this is an explosion in population. Since an increase in population places short term strains on the land and its carrying capacity strengthening property rates would have little effect on these facts( ...
    Related: economic history, history, private property, property rights, short term
  • Food Industry - 420 words
    Food Industry Including the concepts of elasticity, utility, costs, and market structure to explain the prices charged by fast food retailers. Firms within the fast food industry fall under the market structure of perfect competition. Market structure is a classification system for the key traits of a market. The characteristics of perfect competition include: large number of buyers and sellers, easy entry to and exit from the market, homogeneous products, and the firm is the price taker. Many fast food franchises fit all or most of these characteristics. Competition within the industry as well as market supply and demand conditions set the price of products sold. For example, when Wendy's i ...
    Related: fast food, food industry, customer satisfaction, market demand, utility
  • Is Collusion Possible - 1,701 words
    Is Collusion Possible? Essay in Microeconomics. Topic: Is Collusion Possible? 18.12.2000 Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Two types of behaviour (Collusive and non-collusive). 3. Game theory. a.) Concept. b.) The problem of collusion. c.) Predatory pricing. 4. Repeated games approach. a.) Concept. b.) Finite game case. c.) Infinite game case. i.) Trigger strategy ii.) Tit-for-Tat. d.) Finite game case, Kreps approach. 5. The motives for retaliation. 6. Conclusion. 7. Bibliography. 1. Introduction. In this essay I would discuss the price and output determination under the one essential type of imperfect competition markets- oligopoly. Inter-firm interactions in imperfect markets take many forms. ...
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  • Is Collusion Possible - 1,733 words
    ... epeated version. The answer depends on at least four factors: 1. Whether the game is repeated infinitely or there is some finite number of times; 2. Whether there is a full information available to each firm about the objectives of, and opportunities available to, other firms; 3. How much weight the firms attach to the future in their calculations; 4. Whether the cheating can/can not be detected due to the knowledge/lack of knowledge about the prior moves of the firm's rivals. The fact of repetition broadens the strategies available to the players, because they can make their strategy in any currant round contingent on the others' play in previous rounds. This introduction of time dimens ...
    Related: game theory, market share, information available, phenomenon, reputation
  • Postal Service As A Monopoly In The United States Economy Most Markets Can Be Classified Into Four Different Markets Structur - 1,238 words
    Postal Service As a Monopoly In the United States economy most markets can be classified into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isnt the best choice for the public on account of various reasons. The United States Postal Service is one of them and since the Postal Service is a monopoly, it is its own market. This paper will discuss the budget dilemmas that the postal service has faced for the past twenty yea ...
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  • The Tobacco Industry - 1,670 words
    ... mmonplace in our society. The Tobacco Industry is in the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) manual. The industry's specified four digit SIC is 2131, which is in Division D: Manufacturing and in Major Group 21: Tobacco Products. The industry group that I have analyzed is Group 213: Chewing And Smoking Tobacco And Snuff. This analyzes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing chewing and smoking tobacco and snuff. The manufacturing division includes establishments engaged in the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These establishments are usually described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power driven ma ...
    Related: tobacco, tobacco company, tobacco industry, monopolistic competition, universal product
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