Author Chadderton, Ronald A., author
Title Purposeful engineering economics / by Ronald A. Chadderton
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (xv, 100 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 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
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
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Subject Engineering economy
Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing
Engineering Design
Development Economics
Civil Engineering
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