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Macroeconomics - Gheorghe H. Popescu

Year 2013


IntroductionPART I. THEORETICAL-METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MACROECONOMICSTheme I. What Is Macroeconomics?1.1 Knowledge and reality in macroeconomic development What is human knowledge?Complementary perspectives on economic knowledgeIndividualist and collectivist theories in economics1.2. Economic concepts and theories What are the concepts?What are the scientific theories?What is economics?Macro and microeconomics are on the same level of generality with political economy (without identifying with it).Economic conceptsWhat are the metaphors?What are the hypotheses and how to elaborate them?How do we test hypotheses in macroeconomics?Values and languageTheme II. Historical Outline of the Relationship between Macro and Microeconomics2.1. Premises of macroeconomic theories Economy in Ancient GreecePrecursorsModern thinkingMercantilism and physiocrats2.2. Building economic disciplinesTheme III. Change-Growth-Development in Macroeconomic Theories3.1. Diversity of macroeconomic analysis Growth and expansion in economyEconomic DevelopmentTheories of classical economicsThe Industrial Revolution and the analysis of growth and developmentCritical orientationNeoclassical SchoolAn Assessment of MarginalismKeynes and His New Analysis3.2. Current approachesMoral size of change and developmentTheme IV. Macroeconomics in Perspective4.1. Three stages in the evolution of macroeconomicsEconomy without man"The economy about man"What is common economy?4.2. Steps to human economy The first aspect of human economyThe second aspect towards "personalized economy"4.3. Man in Various Poses in Economic ApproachesOrganizational manPART II. MACROECONOMICS - PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCTTheme V. How to Develop Macroeconomics 5.1. Complementary perspectives5.2. Metaeconomics in the structure of economic theories What is metaeconomics?Constraints and freedom in developing macro and microeconomics5.3. Developing criteria and methods of macroeconomic research Social actors of the economyTheme VI. Macroeconomics as a Subject of Study 6.1. A Possible Model to Build MacroeconomicsTheses of macro and micro economics constructionThe ratio between macro and microeconomics6.2. Context and "reality" of macroeconomicsThe three design criteriaPossible solutionsWhat solutions do we share?Theme VII. Symbolic Dimension of the Economy7.1. "The economic - economy" "The symbolic economy"7.2. "Economic economy" and "symbolic economy"7.3. Symbolic dimension of the economy. Operating principles7.4. Macroeconomics and its symbolic dimensionTheme VIII. Change Processes in Macroeconomics 8.1. Genesis and specific macroeconomic changeThe change at macroeconomic levelThe macroeconomic environment of business8.2 The environment and context construction of changing microeconomicsThe societal as a human creationThe Macroeconomic Context of ChangeHow do we define change?Actors of change8.3. The resistance to change and adherence to change management Resistance to change and models of analysisResistance to change at micro levelChange and organizational culturePART III. GLOBAL MACROECONOMICSTheme IX. Global Processes and New Configuration of Economy 9.1. Complex processes flow generate the new economyThe complexity and its analysis in economicsGlobalization, localization and sustainable developmentThe downsizing process and SMEsLifestyle and dynamics of economySocio-cultural models of society and economy9.2. New problems for political economicsIncidence of the sustainable development with globalizationThe crisis of the managerial Taylorist-Fordist systemSome effects of globalization and transition to a sustainable developmentTheme X. Economy in Transition10.1. Towards the economy driven by knowledgeSwitching from capitalist companies of industrial type to those driven by knowledgeNew social actors of knowledge driven societyNew economic sectorization10.2. New problems - new answers10.3. Two views in designing macroeconomicsThe new report between macroeconomics and stateTheme XI. Macroeconomy in Networks and Changing the Context of Competition11.1. What are cognitive transfer networks? Delocalized competitionHeterogeneous networksWhat do heterogeneous networks of cooperation include?The uneven and imperfect character of marketsWhat are the networks of cooperation?11.2. Transferability of cognitive productsResearch component of economySolving problems in network economy11.3. Trust - the new value of the network economyWhat is the social capital?How do we define competitiveness?11.4. Networks in global competition11.5. Network management and new competitivenessCorporative managementStages of creating networks of heterogeneous cooperationTheme XII. Macroeconomics as the Foundation of Economic Strategies12.1. Macroeconomic theory and strategic decision making What are the well-developed theories?Different perspectives on strategy development12.2. What is strategy?Constructivist view on strategies12.3. Macroeconomics and decision - making process12.4. Strategic alternatives in macroeconomic policies Uncertainties and alternative strategiesAlternatives from the dynamic perspective12.5. Elaboration of the strategy at macroeconomic levelWhat is the context?The average percentage of innovation12.6. Macroeconomic strategy and innovationTheme XIII. Macroeconomics and Human Resources Issues13.1. Sociocultural construction of macroeconomics -the human resources contextHuman Resources a social-cultural constructMacroeconomic determination of significance of "Human Resources"Institutional isomorphismDependence on resourcesTrust, the central value of the new economy13.2. Human resources - the central problem of macroeconomics Management and building of human resourcesMacro and microeconomics in change13.3. Management skills negotiated What are the skills?Macroeconomy based on negotiated skillsWhat is competitiveness?Strategies based on skillsTheme XIV. Research Methods in MacroeconomicsMethodology, methods, technical researchAnalysis on modelsSWOT AnalysisAnalysis of enterprise based on life cycle Competitiveness analysisModel of macroeconomic analysisREFERENCES
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