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Management & the Business Environment: Economic Theory & Practice - MAN00010C

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. John Issitt
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of economic approaches to management and the business environment.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the main characteristics of macro and micro economic theory and key assumptions underlying economic models;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of behavioural theory, agency theory, game theory and transaction costs for economic decision-making.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of a wide range of economic approaches to organisations
  • Critically evaluate the contribution of economics to strategic management
  • Recognise how business behaviour reflects economic theories and beliefs

Module content

  • Demonstrate their ability to conduct book research
  • Integrate research and business experience into their learning


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with UYMS policy.

Indicative reading

Douma S. and Schreuder H, Economic Approaches to Organizations, Prentice Hall/FT

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