Economics – Overview

This module on Economics Overview is designed for introducing fundamentals of Economics for non-economics professional. This is part of the curriculum of critical training courses for developing leadership competencies and management talent.

Economics Fundaments:

  • Appreciating environmental changes and their impact on the operations of a business
  • Understanding and interpreting economic and financial indicators / data
  • Guide to useful economic and financial indicators – specific indicators – their reading and implications
  • Monitoring and tracking economic performance, developments and trends
  • Economics of regionalization and globalization

Recommended materials

  • Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics – Sixth Edition by The Economist (Jan 2007)
  • Economics for Managers (2nd Edition) by Paul G. Farnham (April 2009)
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman (Jun 2000)
  • Mastering the Value Chain. By: Champion, David. Harvard Business Review, Jun2001, Vol. 79 Issue 6
  • Partnerships for Development: Four Models of Business Involvement. By: Reed, Ananya; Reed, Darryl. Journal of Business Ethics, Oct2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 90

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