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EMBA 6020 Economic Decision Making: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EMBA 6020 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Aghili, S. (2011). Throughput metrics meet Six Sigma. Management Accounting Quarterly, 12(3), 12–17.

Akerlof, G. A. (1970). The market for “lemons”: Quality uncertainty and the market mechanism. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 84(3), 488–500.

Ariely, D. (2009). The end of rational economics. Harvard Business Review, 87(7/8), 78–84.

Ariely, D. (2010). Why businesses don't experiment. Harvard Business Review, 88(4), 34.

Bryce, D. J., Dyer, J. H., & Hatch, N. W. (2011). Competing against free. Harvard Business Review, 89(6), 104–111.

Grant, T. (2004). If it's inelastic, will my pants fall down? American Drycleaner, 71(7), 40–41.

Hamilton, R., & Srivastava, J. (2010). Slicing and dicing your pricing. Harvard Business Review, 88(1/2), 26.

Kahneman, D., Lovallo, D., & Sibony, O. (2011). Before you make that big decision... Harvard Business Review, 89(6), 50–60.

Kaplan, R. S., & Mikes, A. (2012). Managing risks: A new framework. Harvard Business Review, 90(6), 48–60.

Kohli, A. S., & Gupta, M. (2010). Improving operations strategy: Application of TOC principles in a small business. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 8(4), 37–45.

Maynard, R. (2011). Throughput accounting: Better thinking – better results. Operations Management (1755-1501), 37(6), 35–38.

Mohammed, R. (2011). Ditch the discounts. Harvard Business Review, 89(1/2), 23–25.

Porter, M. E. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86(1), 78–93.

Roxburgh, C. (2003). Hidden flaws in strategy. McKinsey Quarterly, (2), 26–39.

Throughput Accounting at FIAMA. (2006). Strategic Finance, 87(10), 50–51.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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