Chapter 1 Introduction to Economic Systems Analysis and Assessment: Cost, Value, and Competition in Information and Knowledge Intensive Systems, Organizations, and Enterprises.
1.2 A Framework for Systems Engineering and Management.
1.3 Theory of the Firm.
1.4 Theory of the Consumer.
1.5 The Interaction of the Theories of the Firms and Consumers: Microeconomic Models of Economic Activity.
1.6 Welfare or Normative Economics.
1.7 Program and Program Management Economics.
1.8 Contemporary Issues Concerning Information and Information Technology Economic.
1.9 Economic Pitfalls in the Engineering of Systems.
Chapter 2 Production and the Theory of the Firm.
2.2 The Production Function.
2.3 Multiproduct Firms and Multiproduct Production Functions.
2.4 Classical Theory of the Firm.
2.5 Imperfect Competition.
Chapter 3 The Theory of the Consumer.
3.2 Economic Utility Theory and Its Axioms.
3.3 Property of Utility Functions.
3.4 The Fundamental Problem of the Consumer.
3.5 Sensitivity and Substitution Effects.
Chapter 4 Supply-Demand Equilibria and Microeconomic Systems Analysis and Assessment Models.
4.2 Basic Supply-Demand Equilibrium for a Single Good.
4.3 General Supply-Demand Equilibrium Conditions.
4.4 Extensions to General Equilibrium to Include Market Interdependencies.
4.5 Microeconomics Models.
Chapter 5 Normative or Welfare Economics, Decisions and Games, and Behavioral Economics.
5.2 Pareto Optimality Under Perfect Competitive Conditions.
5.3 External Effects and Imperfect Competition-Public Goods.
5.4 External Effects and Imperfect Competition-Nonindependent Production and Consumption.
5.5 Welfare Maximization and Social Choice.
5.7 Selected Bibliography.
Chapter 6 Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Assessments.
6.2 The Time Value of Money.
6.3 Identification of Costs and Benefits.
6.4 The Identification and Quantification of Effectiveness.
6.5 A Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Chapter 7 Cost Assessment.
7.1 Model-Based Parameters for Productivity.
7.2 Early Models for Estimation of Costs, Including Effort and Schedule.
7.3 The Constructive Cost Model.
CHAPTER 8 APPROACHES TO INVESTMENT VALUATION.
8.2. The Investment Problem.
8.3. Investment Valuation.
CHAPTER 9 REAL OPTIONS FOR INVESTMENT VALUATION.
9.1. Nature of Options.
9.2. Option Pricing Theory.
9.3. Option Calculator.
9.4. Strategic Metrics.
9.5. Investment Decision Making.
9.6. Value-Centered R&D.
CHAPTER 10 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES.
10.2. Evolutionary Economics.
10.3. Path Dependence and Network Effects.
10.4. Intellectual Capital.
10.5. Value of Information.
10.6. Investing in Humans.
- Extensive coverage on various topics, such as microeconomic systems and assessment, cost effectiveness, cost estimation for software and systems, strategic investments and valuation methods
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