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ECF3900 - Business economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Mita Bhattacharya


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


Business in Australia; objective; different forms; demand and cost structure; capital structure; structure-conduct-performance paradigm; industry structure; diversification and vertical integration; barriers to entry of firms; advertising; research and development; innovation; industry and trade policies; effects of policies on international markets with emphasis on Asian market; regulations of businesses and functions of regulatory bodies; the performance of public and private sector.


Major report (3000 words): 30%
Examination (2 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


ECF1100 or ECF2100, or equivalent