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041 0  eng 
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100 1  Chadderton, Ronald A.,|eauthor 
245 10 Purposeful engineering economics /|cby Ronald A. 
264  1 Cham :|bSpringer International Publishing :|bImprint: 
300    1 online resource (xv, 100 pages) :|billustrations, 
       digital ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
347    text file|bPDF|2rda 
505 0  Introduction -- The First Class: Subjective Value and Time
       Preference -- A Few Basic Concepts: Setting the Stage -- 
       Price and Cost -- Equivalence -- Inflation -- Information:
       Interfering with Price Signals -- Public Projects (Benefit
       /Cost Analysis) -- Effects of Taxation on Cash Flows -- An
       Example "Retirement" Planning Calculation -- Costs of 
       Regulation -- Sustainability Concerns -- Appendix A: 
       Elements of Austrian Economic Theory -- Appendix B: 
       Example Learning Objectives 
520    This textbook/course supplement stands as a unique and 
       highly original complement to the traditional engineering 
       economics curriculum. Its primarily narrative approach 
       conveys the essence of an "Austrian" economic perspective 
       on cash flow analysis and decision making in engineering, 
       without extensive tables and graphs, and requires very 
       little mathematics. The book's objective is to add a new 
       perspective to the usual study of cash flow analysis and 
       solely econometric engineering decision making. The author
       draws on the methodology of the Austrian Economists--a 
       school of economic thought that bases its study of 
       economic phenomena on the interpretation and analysis of 
       the purposeful actions of individuals. The book includes 
       an array of illustrative case studies examined in detail 
       by the author and emphasizes the importance of market 
       processes and price signals to coordinate engineering 
       plans. Purposeful Engineering Economics is an ideal 
       resource for students, teaching faculty, and practicing 
       professional in a range of engineering disciplines that 
       rely heavily on economic analysis 
650  0 Engineering economy 
650 14 Engineering 
650 24 Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing 
650 24 Engineering Design 
650 24 Development Economics 
650 24 Civil Engineering 
710 2  SpringerLink (Online service) 
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856 40 |uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18848-5