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Technological change and patent protection

For many years, your firm has been protected by patents, Technological change and the introduction of new products have been slow. Soon, these conditions will change. Your patent protection is expiring, and the rate of technological change and innovation has increased substantially. Discuss how these changes are likely to aff

Explain the roles of financial institutions in the global economy.

Explain the roles of financial institutions in the global economy. Discuss how the financial services industry is likely to change over the next decade. Discuss how these changes might impact stakeholder relationships your organization has with financial institutions.

Investment Tax Credits

I'm looking a impacts from investment tax credits and need an explanation of impact for a-i below. Let's say I'm a lobbyist and I find out Congress is considering reinstating a 10% investment tax credit in order to stimulate the economy. The bill would apply to purchases of all new capital equipment, so, it would increase th

ECommerce & Theory of Individual Behavior

What can be said concerning eCommerce (such as Amazon and other online stores) and individual behavior vs traditional storefront retail and individual behavior? Please be thorough and include examples & sources. Please do not include references to auctions.

Economics of internet

Please go to the following link and read the article. I have to write my opinion on this artice in 3-4 pages. I just want you to give me a paragraph of your opinion so I can refer to it. The theme is 'international comparison' and the class is about 'economics of internet'. http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=323

International Trade Theory

Contrast several trade theories: Ricardian Model, Heckscher-Ohlin Model, Leontief paradox and the Linden model. How does each challenge the other and improve on previous work?

Industry Impacts: Broadcasting and Media

Please find the case study 'Strategic Inflection: TiVo in 2003 from Harvard business school'. You will have to pay $6 to view it. (Sorry) I would like to get a short analysis on this case study so I can brainstorm with.

Production Function Analysis

The manager of a public utility supplying electricity to a significant portion of a geographic region presides over an electrical generation facilities that can produce electricity using either natural gas or oil, or some combination of both. Facing skyrocketing natural gas prices, and similar increases in oil prices, how can p

External Costs with Fixed-Production Technology

(See attached file for full problem description with diagram) --- 8. (External Costs with Fixed-Production Technology) Review the situation illustrated in Exhibit 1 in this chapter. If the government sets the price of electricity at the socially optimal level, why is the net gain equal to triangle abc, even though consumers

Economics of internet

One of the stumbling blocks of Voice over IP (VOIP) has been the implementation of a "911" service. The following story appeared on the newswires on Tuesday: AT&T Internet call service to require location Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:52 PM ET WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - AT&T Corp. <T.N> said on Tuesday it would suspend Internet

A New Economy

Beyond surfing on the web and exchanging emails, how has information technology helped create a New Economy?

Strategic IT -- IT assest/project management

[Like any asset IT is a resource to be managed. The resource has a cost and must deliver an adequate return/ROI. Projects must also be delivered on time and within reasonable budgets variances. Please develop a guideline that ensures: (1) IT spending and investment will be alighned with corporate objectives (2) The risk o

Microecon

Profit maximization and Competitive Supply List the conditions than need to hold for a long run competitive equilibrium. Problem 2 A number of stores offer film developing as a service to their costumers. Suppose that each store that offers this service has a cost function C(q)=50+0.5q+0.08q2 . (a) If the current rate for

Discuss production function

See attachment for full questions. Questions include: (a) What is a production function? (b) How does a short-run production function differ from a long-run production function? (c) Explain the term "Marginal Rate of technical Substitution". (d) Why are isoquants assumed to be downward sloping?

Production Possibility Curve

Using the company Bausch & Lomb (www.bausch.com), list at least four conditions that would change the Production Possibility Curve, and state, in reasonable detail, how the change(s) would affect the firms PPC.

During the debate over NAFTA, opponents argue that given the relative size of the two economies, the income gains resulting from the agreement would be smaller for the US than for Mexico. Please comment on this argument in view of what you have learned about the distribution of the benefits of trade in the Classical Model.

During the debate over NAFTA, opponents argue that given the relative size of the two economies, the income gains resulting from the agreement would be smaller for the US than for Mexico. Please comment on this argument in view of what you have learned about the distribution of the benefits of trade in the Classical Model. M

Economics

Case b) Technological Change and Government Subsidies LEAD STORY-DATELINE: Business Week April 16, 2001 We tend to think of the microprocessor king Intel Corporation as an independent private company. Sometimes though, we wonder if anything is purely private or purely public, for that matter. After all, private airline compa

Firm size and competition

Historically, product markets were dominated by large firms and service markets by small firms. This seems to have reversed itself somewhat in recent years. What factors might have been at work?