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Cover for Roads not adopted: tourism research in neo-liberal(?) times.

This chapter explores conceptions of neo-liberalism in the context of the development of tourism research. Although its intellectual origins are somewhat earlier, neo-liberalism as an economic philosophy is mostly seen as growing in global dominance from the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, the ...

Author(s)
Wood, R. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242812)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Consumer demand for animal welfare products.

Modern agricultural practices have increased the efficiency of food production with a decrease in their cost and prices for consumers. However, to some extent this has been detrimental to the ethical way in which livestock are treated, particularly in more intensive production systems. On the...

Author(s)
Akaichi, F.; Revoredo-Giha, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What is economics?

This chapter discusses the essence of economics, explaining the concepts of opportunity costs, scarcity, the objectives of choice, and the mechanisms of allocating scarce resources. The scientific approach to economics is also discussed, as well as the problems faced by scientific economists.

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Explaining the behaviour of individuals: theory of consumer choice.

This chapter explains two theories to explain consumer behaviour: (i) utility theory; and (ii) indifference theory. Both make the reasonable assumption that the objective the consumer has in mind is to get the greatest amount of satisfaction possible from the limited amount of purchasing power he...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for International trade.

This chapter explains concepts related to international trade, including: the theory of comparative advantage; the arguments put in support of trade restrictions; balance of payments; and monetary matters related to trade.

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Clusters and traded interdependencies: place-based theories and models.

This chapter discusses place-based cluster theory; reviews recent applications of cluster formation and operation; and examines the range of methods used to describe, delimit and test the boundaries and impacts of industrial agglomeration.

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; Ryan, C. D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local links and global pipelines: innovation systems theories and models.

This chapter discusses the systematic theories of learning and innovation and related methods. It is indicated that the innovation systems literature offers significant insight into the role of special processes but suffers from a largely under-theorized role for firms or individuals.

Author(s)
Phillips, P. W. B.; Ryan, C. D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640419)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An introduction to economics: concepts for students of agriculture and the rural sector.

This text provides an introduction to economics for students of agriculture, the rural sector and related topics in universities and colleges. This introduction describes universal economic principles. It is not a book on the economics of agriculture but one of general economics, illustrated...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book
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Cover for Demand and supply: the price mechanism in a market economy.

This chapter explains the theories of demand and supply. Factors affecting demand for commodities are discussed, including the price of the commodity, the income of consumers, the changes in the price of competitive and complementary goods, and the tastes of consumers. The significance of the price ...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production economics: theory of the firm.

This chapter discusses the scope of production economics. Major relationships studied in production economics in the context of agriculture are explained, namely: the factor-product relationship, factor-factor relationship, and product-product relationship. Also discussed are: the importance of...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter

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