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ECF2731

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Raschky

Synopsis

Students will deepen their knowledge of the differing views of the firm. Topics include: the firm within a capitalist economic system; the macroeconomic constraints on the firm; the market structural constraints on the firm; differing perspectives of the firm - the conventional economic, technological view, the accounting, management and marketing views, the recent transaction costs and new classical view; how these different areas explain current issues such as downsizing and electronic commerce.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand and recognise the various processes involved in investment decision making;
  2. understand and explain the relevant factors behind risk analysis and risk management;
  3. understand and analyse firm pricing strategies;
  4. recognise and evaluate the various theories of the organisation known as the firm and the role of managers in such organisations; and develop an understanding of strategic games in the use of business applications.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

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Workload requirements

3 hours per week

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