Buy Used
$34.99
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Hardcover with Unopened CD. Book appears unread, tight spine, clean pages. Cover has moderate shelf edge wear/scuffing. *****5-STAR SELLER! SHIPS FAST AND FREE FROM AMAZON!*****
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Managerial Economics with Student CD Hardcover – March 7, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0073346564 ISBN-10: 007334656X Edition: 9th

Used
Price: $34.99
12 New from $36.22 49 Used from $1.00 2 Collectible from $101.74
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$36.22 $1.00

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 746 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 9 edition (March 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007334656X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073346564
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
5
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
3
See all 17 customer reviews
I like it better b/c it is soft cover.
Master Student
Sure, the material is relevant, but the book is very inconsistent, unorganized, and plagued with poor grammar.
Maxwell
The book was brand new included the CD.
Tiana

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Blythe Hart on September 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am using this book currently in my managerial econ class, and it is so bad that our professor has had to seek out additional materials. Very few full explanations, this book offers formulas for calculating materials without telling worth, sometimes without even telling what certain variables stand for! My class has shrunk by several members through the course as a direct result of how confusing and painful this text is. The econ department has had a flood of complaints about it, and the curriculum writers are currently seeking a new book for the next term. Overly-dense (unnecessarily so), confusing, and incomplete. This textbook is not one to use for yourself to learn or for your class, unless you want to see who is clever enough to find other, more useful materials!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Maxwell on January 29, 2012
Format: Hardcover
(This is a review of the -latest- 10th Edition.)

Christopher, Charles, and whoever else that edited this book need their hands chopped off.. This is by far the worst text book I had ever been forced to read in my entire college career.

Sure, the material is relevant, but the book is very inconsistent, unorganized, and plagued with poor grammar.

This book likes to introduce topics several chapters in advance of actually covering them, and in that sense, it jumbles things up, and finds 3 different ways to refer to the same terminology. (This is particularly noted with the book's poor attempt at explaining Constrained Maximization and Minimization.) Not to mention, also its failure to explain where it's pulling all these random numbers from in all of their 'examples'.

Another thing I would like to point out is how the book avoids the usage of calculus. This is a book aimed for higher level business classes, thus I do not see why it cannot simplify things with a simple derivative, but instead draws out a 15 page explanation of what a marginal analysis is.

Lastly is the poor grammar. This is perhaps the first book I've read that writes sentences like "moral hazard exists when either party to an agreement has an incentive not to abide by all the provisions of the agreement." (page 21)

To all of the professors out there who seek to use this book, please do us a favor: DO NOT USE THIS BOOK.

Please find an alternative. It'll save you and your students a lot of trouble in understanding this material.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Srinidhi Anantharamiah on March 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I am an instructor of economics who has utilized this book to teach graduate level economics classes. I extend my admiration to the authors, Christopher Thomas and S. Charles Maurice, in their scholarly presentation of material designed for the understanding of a subject that is crucial for any student majoring in business administration. It is designed essentially for those students who may not necessarily have strong mathematical or technical backgrounds but need to grasp the fundamentals of decision making and the relevance of economic concepts in making decisions that impact the growth and development of any business entity. The study of management derives from economic theory, and business managers constantly make decisions to maximize the growth objectives of an organization by efficiently allocating limited resources given limited choices and alternatives. The means of efficiently utilizing resources form the basis for making sound economic decisions whether an individual is running a small business operation or directing the workings of a major corporation. I have had the opportunity to work for a Fortune-500 company and have seen how the concepts addressed by Thomas and Maurice in their superb text are applied in a real world scenario. The practicality of managerial economics is truly amazing, and this text reinforces the practicality of the subject material for the student who may not have an economics background.

Thomas and Maurice provides excellent real world examples and case scenarios to support the concepts that they presents in each chapter. There are a total of 16 chapters.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Finding this book via BetterWorldBooks_ was a lifesaver.

It saved me much more money then purchasing from my university.

The book was brand new included the CD.

Delivery took a while but still arrived within the expected time frame.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Lacasse on February 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
In today's academic world we find many books trying to satisfy a broad range of material and actualities. Many pictures and comparisons to every-day names in the community of doing business. There are margin sidebars and multi colored wheels and stratified graphs and celebrity endorsements with pictures of CEOs doing "CEO" stuff. There are pictures of workers doing "worker" stuff. There are pictures of trains and planes and cars and trucks and machines and teams and all sorts of add-in ornamentally to make certain we "Get the Picture".

This book is reminiscent of the textbooks of the past; solid writing directed to graphic explanation without a constant assault of reinforcing Getty Images - of limited value beyond the design department of the publisher. When a business practitioner wants to refer to previous material - that person wants core decision-making reference to the issue being considered, not the comic book layout of the pages.

Managerial Economics can be considered a practitioners guide to managing the issues of micro economics. The platform of how to get to an R Squared of R1.0000. A truly worthwhile business book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.